How it Works
Choose Your Experience
Picture book box OR read-aloud poster?
Spend time together connecting through story! Make reading an integral part of your family culture.
Extend the Experience
Deepen your connection to the book as you complete the curated box or poster activities in your own way, at your own pace.
What’s in a Book Box?
Ruby’s Book Boxes are created by experienced educators who are also parents of young readers. Each box is designed around a high-quality children's book that will be a treasured addition to your home library and includes an activity guide and supplies you need to extend the story experience together.
What’s a Read-Aloud Poster?
Ruby’s Read-Aloud Posters are black and white posters printed with coloring designs and dedicated spaces for activities that your family will create together as you listen to a favorite children's book being read aloud.
"I have been reading aloud to my kids for years and I wasn't sure there'd be much else to add to the experience but goodness, I'm so pleased to be proved wrong! This adds so much to their reading comprehension and is keeping them engaged and literally asking for just one more chapter."
– Natalie, @livingbythepagewithnatalie
“I loved how the activities brought us back to the book multiple times for inspiration. It involves writing, drawing, collage, painting, observing outside - all activities my son loves.”
– Whitney, @theunreadshelf
“The poster is beautifully and thoughtfully designed with plenty of details to help my kids engage with the book.”
– Stephanie, @because.my.mother.read
“Such a fun way to enjoy the characters and the book in an active and creative way.”
– Janey, @darlingreaders
Tips and Tricks: Getting Your Kids to TRY New Books!
October 24, 2019
So you've done your research and brought home some library books that you just KNOW your kids will love....and then they won't even LOOK at them! (sad trombone) It's actually really common, but here are some ways I get my kids to at least give some of those books a try. Maybe they'll work for you, too!
How to Make a Teeny-Tiny Accordion Book
February 17, 2019
An accordion book is easy and fun to make. Follow our simple instructions to make a teeny-tiny accordion book of your own, and then have fun deciding what to fill it with!