Helping Kids Love to Read

Bookelicious is the only kids-first literacy motivation system -- we help students build their own reading identities and choose their own books to foster their love of reading!

Our free, gamified, research-based program empowers kids to find and choose books they actually want to read. Best of all, it works -- more than 80% of students who use Bookelicious find it easy to find books they're excited to read!

Bookelicious also provides a robust suite of tools to help educators share the joy of reading with students. Our program includes professional development, author visits, time-saving support tools, and curated collections of books for classrooms, libraries, and bookrooms.

More than 3,000 schools use Bookelicious – sign up today and find out why!

Why It Works

At Bookelicious, we match readers with books they truly want to read. Decades of research have identified three key levers of reading motivation.

Interesting books

Interesting books

Appropriate reading level

Appropriate reading level

Kids’ choice

Kids’ choice

Our book-matching system combines these elements to help kids pick books they’ll LOVE! We start with a collection of more than 25,000 books, curated with the help of nationally renowned teachers and librarians – the people who know the books that kids love.

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And we incorporate these great books into our fun, gamified bookmoji system. Kids create their bookmojis and choose items that represent their interests; our AI-enabled system uses that information to suggest books they may like. How do we know it works? Before using Bookelicious, 36% of kids found it easy to find books they wanted to read. When using Bookelicious, that number jumped to 80%.

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“Bookelicious has the most solid collection of diverse children’s books. It’s current and it honors representation in the most thoughtful way.”



Katherine Hsu, 4th Grade Teacher



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The Bookelicious Program

Our COPPA-compliant website is a free, fun way for kids to find books they’ll love — and educators will discover support tools for their classrooms like reading logs, writing-based activities, and shareable reading lists.

The Bookelicious Program

Bookelicious works with educators to build a literacy ecosystem in schools by offering professional development, author visits, book collections, and custom curated collections for classrooms, libraries, and book rooms.

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“I see so much love, joy and authenticity in this site, and I can see it having a huge impact on young readers. I have never seen anything quite like this.”



Franki Sibberson, past president NCTE



Find out how you can spread a love of reading in your school & district!

Building a Literacy Ecosystem

Building a Literacy Ecosystem

Bookelicious excels at putting more books in the hands of kids and getting them excited to read them! Please contact us today to find out how we can build a custom solution for your school or district. In many cases, we can also help with alternative sources of funding, including ESSER funds, Title I funds, and Title III funds.

Bookelicious in Action

Library Refresh in Arizona


After three years of stagnation due to the COVID 19 pandemic and decreased budgets, classroom libraries in this district were in great need of an update. We worked with the district to apply for and utilize ESSER funds to update their classroom libraries with great new books geared towards their students’ interests.

Library Refresh in Arizona

Closer Home/School Connection in Ohio


The district wanted to deepen the home-school connection and get kids excited about books they could own and have in their homes. Our Choice and Voice program allowed all 20,000+ children in the district to choose four books from the most popular books in the market. Even better, the books were packaged and labeled by child and by classroom to make distribution easier and minimize effort required of teachers.

Closer Home/School Connection in Ohio

Successful ESSER Proposal in Virginia


This district had a specific budget with ESSER funds for post-COVID social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives. We worked with the district to finalize the ESSER proposal and deliver 22,000 SEL-focused, newly released titles that engage kids – from the cover to the final pages – to all K-5 district classrooms.

Successful ESSER Proposal in Virginia

Bookelicious Partners

Bookelicious Partners

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