The BookTree Effect, Book Spotlight  /  July 2017

Long-Term Results
After over ten years, the results are in from BookTree members:

"It is in great part because of BookTree that our 2nd-grader is such an avid reader."

"My 11-year-old now reads at a high school level, and my 9-year-old (who now wants to be an author when she grows up) reads at an 8th grade level."

"Our eldest daughter, who started BookTree at age 3, is now a reader who chooses to read to herself whenever she has free time."
Countless studies show the huge positive effects of reading aloud on brain development, vocabulary, school-readiness, social/emotional development, and more. We are honored to support families in this critical activity, and proud of the "BookTree Effect". Below are a a few suggested titles for different age levels that blend themes of family and summer. Happy reading!

- Kathy Balch, BookTree Founder
Book Spotlight: Family & Summer
Ages 2-4: Jabari Jumps

With encouragement from his father, Jabari overcomes his fears and jumps from the diving board. This touching, masterfully-illustrated book by Gaia Cornwall carries an important message for both children and grownups!
Ages 4-6: In the Tree House

Author Andrew Larsen and illustrator Dusan Petricic tell an engaging story of two brothers sharing a special place on a special summer night.
Ages 6-8: Pictures from our Vacation

Author/illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins has created a rich sensory tale of a vacationing sister and brother who have fun taking pictures, but learn that their minds hold much more than pictures can show.

Interested in working with us on strategic planning or investing to expand  BookTree to other geographical areas ?

BookTree serves over 200 locations in San Francisco, the peninsula from Sunnyvale north, Marin County,
and western Los Angeles County. Have an idea for a location we should serve? Email us!
Like us on Facebook