Inspire your kiddo to become a confident reader!

Reading is one of the most important skills your child can master. There is a strong connection between reading well and overall academic and life success. Research shows that children who do not read regularly can lose two months or more of reading skills over the summer. Reading just six books at the appropriate reading level during the summer can help your child soar during the school year.

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THIS BOOK IS COOL! is a series of 100 webisodes to encourage a love of reading. It premiered on June 1, 2020, and more than 1,000 children from across the Suncoast region qualified to receive free books thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation​. In total, 5,302 children participated; combined, they read 94,383 books!

SCGLR encourages families, educators, public libraries, and community centers to continue to use THIS BOOK IS COOL! webisodes to promote the joys of literacy. Each webisode features:

  • A special guest sharing reasons why this book is cool
  • Vocabulary words and a suggested activity that is connected to the book
  • THIS BOOK IS COOL! activity guide with step by step instructions for each featured book
  • Bracelets and brag tag rewards for the children

Want to explore the possibilities? Email Beth Duda, director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at