In 1957, Harper published its first "I Can Read" title, "Little Bear," written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers
"A find, of proved success with the child who has first-grade reading skill. The story of Little Bear's imaginative play feels far removed from controlled vocabulary; Maurice Sendak's drawings give it special distinction."—"Virginia Haviland, Reader's Advisor for Children, Boston Public Library
At Bookelicious, we feed kids’ passion for reading. Our professionally curated collection of great books plus our bookmoji-based book matching technology make it easy for kids to find books they truly want to read.
Motivating Kids to Read
Does your child like dogs or magic, superheroes or baseball? Bookelicious helps kids find books on topics they love. According to educators, more than 80% of children using Bookelicious find it easy to choose books they are motivated to read!
Making Reading Fun!
Bookelicious helps children explore their interests by choosing their favorite costumes, pets and accessories for their bookmojis. Based on these choices, we offer real-time, personalized book recommendations.
Really Great Books
At Bookelicious, we know what books children want to read because every one of our 17,000+ titles has been professionally curated by our team of librarians and teachers.