Custom Readiness Books for Your Community

Students, parents, and your community will love to see their homes and local landmarks reflected in a children's book. Districts can use the book to make a major impact on reading readiness. These are not cookie-cutter books, but unique pieces of artwork created just for your district or community.

Dr. McNeece works directly with your organization to develop the text and art for your book. The process begins with a one-day workshop where your school and community members identify your readiness needs and develop a storyline. Next, your community is transformed into the settings and characters through the commissioned art that becomes the 24 pages of the book. Finally, the books are delivered to your community for the schools to distribute.

When children and parents receive the book, they see their schools, playgrounds, future classrooms, and local landmarks. It makes the characters and activities very relatable, and the readiness games in the storyline become a fun guide of how to be ready for kindergarten and reading.

Are you looking for a Title I for Parent Engagement, Title III for English Learners, or a Title IV for Community Involvement Strategy? This project fulfills all requirements of those federal grants. For approximately $3.75 to $1.25 per book (depending on quantity), your district can provide a powerful tool to the families in your community. See the pictures below and contact Dr. McNeece to discuss your needs and federal grant funding options.

Process Pictures

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