KEEP BOOKS at The Ohio State University


KEEP BOOKS and Libritos Míos for Educators

KEEP BOOKS offer a wide variety of high interest titles at reading levels appropriate for pre-kindergarten through grade 2. The format of simple line drawings encourages the child to contribute color and add details to the illustrations. There is a place for the child to write his or her name. Some sets also have a practice page for writing and spelling. Children learn to read and to take care of their books at school.

The Raccoon Family Adventure series is now available in color with a new format (5½" x 8½") for use with individual and small group reading lessons.

Introduce KEEP BOOKS in the classroom ...

 KEEP BOOKS provide children (pre-k through grade 2) with books to take home to read again and again!


  • Create positive communications with parents and caregivers.

  • Enhance achievement because children are motivated and encouraged to read at home.

  • Allow children to take ownership and develop their own library.

KEEP BOOKS are designed as a school/home book program that addresses the need for inexpensive but appropriate books in the home (as little as 25c per book).


  • Were developed and written by educators at The Ohio State University.

  • Are leveled for Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell) and Reading Recovery®.

  • Are sold on a not-for-profit basis & help support literacy programs at The Ohio State University for twice the literacy impact!

... then send KEEP BOOKS home to read again and again!