Online since 1999, this reading motivation program and resource center is designed and maintained by the Sylvan Learning Foundation. Designed for students in grades kindergarten through nine, the site allows young people to create their own book lists and take multiple-choice quizzes on the books they've read as well. The site is hosted by the colorful animated duo of Rex Reader (a rather well-read Tyrannosaurus Rex) and Bailey Bookmark, a learned canine who can bark in 14 languages. From the homepage, visitors can browse through the Literacy Calendar, take a look through the current reading resources (compiled by Rex and Bailey themselves), and look through recently recommended books. The "Parents Place" area is a good place for parents to learn about books for children, reading outreach events, and tips for helping their students become passionate about reading. Needless to say, the "Kids Zone" contains some of the helpful quizzes mentioned above and some games that help reading more enjoyable.


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