If you’re a parent or caregiver for a child between the ages of 3 and 5, the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) invites your child to join the Big Kid Book Club.  

“Let us help your child cultivate a love for reading and get ready for kindergarten,” according to DVUSD.  

How does it work?  

DVUSD will periodically send your child a free book in the mail along with helpful advice for parents of 3-5 year olds. You do not need to live within the Deer Valley Unified School District to participate. All children between the ages of 3 and 5, who are not yet attending kindergarten, are eligible to join the Big Kid Book Club. 

To enroll, visit dvusd.org/bookclub. 

More Reading Resources 

One local resource for busy families is the Read On Arizona website at readonarizona.org. On the website, you can use the “Find a Book” tool to find books that meet your child’s interest and reading level; use a reading log to track time spent reading; and find other helpful educational resources. 

Another resource for families includes Read Across America’s Kids Summer Reading List website at readacrossamerica.org/kids-summer-reading-list. Here, families can find an array of reading resources, book recommendations, and parenting tips. Some ideas include joining the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, where you receive digital rewards, or the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program, where young readers can earn a free book.