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BookSmart at a glance

With each book completed on BookSmart, children improve their reading comprehension, learn valuable social-emotional skills, and become more digitally literate.

Thousands of
books in multiple languages

Access anytime, anywhere, on any device

Reading challenges that jumpstart reading

Activities that build literacy skills and soft skills

Tips to support caregivers, and much more

Books that improve a child’s reading comprehension

Our library’s broad range of books enables children to build all the skills that are foundational for improved reading comprehension and better learning outcomes.

Vocabulary: Readers improve the number of new words they know and understand, as well as their spelling and pronunciation.

Reasoning: Readers are better at predicting, summarizing and applying their new knowledge to their own lives or other subjects.

Background knowledge: Readers expand their topical knowledge through titles that include storybooks, fiction, non-fiction and rhyming books.

screenshot of My special word book collection

Stories and activities that foster a child’s emotional intelligence

The books and activities in our library help children develop the social and emotional skills essential for their overall development.

With every book, children become more self-aware, and learn to empathize and interact with others, including those from diverse backgrounds.

Books change lives

A single book can transform a child’s life. Here are three reader stories that remind us how important books are.

A child looks at the camera while wearing a mask he made

“I have learned important things. I have discovered places, people, and cultures,” says Josep, a student in Peru.

A woman holds her child while reading to her

“My oldest daughter has struggled with her self-confidence. One of the stories helped her improve her self-confidence a lot,” says Mayad from Syria.

A child smiles at the camera while holding a Worldreader tablet

“I love reading as I get to learn new characters with every story,” says Sitaram from India.

See BookSmart’s impact in action

With BookSmart, CARE Egypt saw children reading an average of
23 minutes a day


pages read in total

by all children


minutes a day spent

reading on average


parents surveyed said  they read more

with their children

There’s always more to read