ID=5007681News 2 and Guilford County Schools are working together to put books in the hands of students and help reach the goal of reading 3 million by the end of the year. Every week, The Good Morning Show will personally deliver the message about literacy by visiting local elementary and middle schools. The team has created a fun and interactive assembly program designed to excite students about reading. Most importantly, these assemblies will reinforce the connection between good reading skills and success in life.

News 2 has also gathered together important resources for parents like popular reading lists and links to reading resources. Check back often for updates, deals on books and new ideas to promote reading at home.


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch



Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Giver by Lois Lowry

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basel E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

The Secret Garden by France Hodgson Burnett



Reading Lists - reading lists, building a home library, new releases

Reading Help at Home

Resources for parents with children who are struggling to read

Celebrating diversity books for children - great section on books about diversity, also has picture books, tips for teaching children how to read and free print-outs to aid in writing and reading

Teen and Young Adult E-Books - mainly for teens and adults. Some free books are on high school reading lists

Free Nook Books - free Nook books for kids of all ages

Free Amazon Books - free Kindle books for kids of all ages


Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak