• name that book The Name That Book contest, coordinated by the HISD Department of Library Services, serves to acquaint HISD students with classic literature as well as contemporary award-winning books, representing a variety of genres. The district-wide competition is held in the spring. 
    Name That Book 2022-23 lists are here!  See the Name That Book page in the side menu for more details. 
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Name That Book contest for High School. 
    1st place - Bellaire HS 
    2nd place - Carnegie HS
    3rd place - Eastwood Academy HS
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Name That Book contest for Middle School.
    1st place - TH Rogers Middle School
    2nd place - Meyerland PVA MS
    3rd place -  West Briar Middle School
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Name That Book contest for 3-6.
    1st place - Oak Forest ES
    2nd place - TH Rogers ES
    3rd place -  River Oaks ES
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Name That Book contest for K-2.  (note - there are no finals for this division.  These are the winners for each competition day.)
    1st place -  Bush, Horn, Sinclair, Field, Rogers, Lovett
    2nd place - West University, Condit, Patterson, MacGregor, Parker, Travis
    3rd place -  Oak Forest, Berry, Hines-Caldwell, Love

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    Read Houston Read is a literacy-based program in which volunteers donate an hour of their time each week to assist students in becoming confident readers. Conducting one-on-one 30-minute sessions, which include reading a story, sharing a hands-on activity, and listening to the student read, volunteers have the opportunity to mentor two 1st grade students. For more information and to register as a volunteer, visit Read Houston Read.

  • hrealmenread Houston Real Men Read is a mentoring program in which gentlemen from across the greater Houston area volunteer an hour of their time once a month to read to a class of 3rd grade HISD students. The program reinforces three fundamental principles: reading is fun, the community cares and a commitment to education can ensure success. 

  • A picture containing text, clipartDescription automatically generatedThrough  support from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, HISD has saddled up with the BBHLF and Region 4 to kick off Reading Roundup, a volunteer literacy program. Reading Roundup aims to inspire young minds and improve their literacy skills through read alouds using books and lesson guides designed specifically for the program.  Reading Roundup Mentors make a meaningful difference by engaging students in the stories they share. Learn more about Reading Roundup here.


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    The Astros Literacy Bus is a collaborative idea born from a powerful partnership between the Astros Foundation, Houston ISD, and the Friends of the Houston Public Library. With the sponsorship and support of Oxy and our amazing community partners, we are getting books into the hands of children all over the city of Houston! To see if the bus is scheduled to make a stop at your school, view the Astros Bus Event Calendar.  

  • Logo, company nameDescription automatically generatedLearning and reading continues year round in Houston. HISD’s Literacy By 3 commitment includes variety of reading programs to promote authentic reading. myON, an online literacy platform, is a great resource both in school and at home. Houston ISD and myON are partnering to give students unlimited access to over 5,000 enhanced digital books that can be read anytime, anywhere, via the Internet or offline through mobile devices. Enrolling students in myON is easy. Follow the directions here to get your students up and running with myON. For information on the Read-to-Succeed contest, click here.

  • A picture containing text, person, indoorDescription automatically generatedJumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is that one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 27th, people across the country will read the book Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.