Welcome to 35 for 35!

Meet the books, the authors, and the illustrators included in 35 for 35, a collection celebrating the millions of families transformed across the 35-year journey of Reach Out and Read — and the millions more we will soon reach.

Together, Reach Out and Read and Scholastic curated this 35-book collection to embrace inclusive stories about the families, communities, and cultures we serve, creating moments that matter and laying the foundation for literacy. We’ve printed 350,000 new copies of these books, from acclaimed and emerging authors and illustrators, to be shared with young children at Reach Out and Read clinics nationwide. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are!

35 for 35 collection

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Looking for books to share with your young children? This dynamic collection features titles that highlight the journey and joy of reading, learning, development, connections, and family, starting at birth.

In one book, your family might see themselves mirrored in a story. In another, you’ll find an open window into the lives of others. Through these 35 books from acclaimed and emerging authors and illustrators, your family can experience the joys of reading, learning, and building early relationships.

35 for 35 authors

Alice B. McGintyAndrea Davis PinkneyAngela H. DaleAnna MembrinoAnne WynterCarmen Agra DeedyCarole Lindstrom
Christian RobinsonDav PilkeyGeorge ShannonGracey ZhangHenry ColeHyewon YumJessica Love
Joanna HoJoowon OhJoyce WanJulia DenosJulie FlettKarma WilsonKyle Lukoff
LeBron JamesLucy Ruth CumminsMargarita EngleMina JavaherbinNatalie NelsonNikki GiovanniPaige Britt
Rachel KatstallerRachel VailSaki TanakaTami CharlesWendy Wan-Long ShangYuyi Morales

35 for 35 illustrators

AG FordBlanca GomezBrian PinkneyBryan CollierChristian RobinsonDaniel MiyaresDav Pilkey
David RobertsDung HoEB GoodaleErin RobinsonEugene YelchinGracey ZhangHenry Cole
Hyewon YumJessica LoveJoowon OhJoyce WanJoy Hwang RuizJulie FlettLala Watkins
Lorian TuLucy Ruth CumminsMichaela GoadeNadia AlamNatalie NelsonNiña MataRachel Katstaller
Rafael LópezSaki TanakaSean QuallsSelina AlkoYuyi Morales
Want to get a 35 for 35 book from your clinic?
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Wondering which book is right for your child? Dive into the collection here.
Meet each author in the collection.
Meet each illustrator in the collection.
Read the 35 for 35 press release and set up interviews.
Catch the 35 for 35 episode of the Reach Out and Read podcast!
Read this letter from Reach Out and Read CEO Marty Martinez.
Print a 35 for 35 poster for your clinics!