About

The Beginning

At its roots, The Read With You Center for Language Research and Development (Read With You) has humble beginnings.  We started in 2010 with a small group of successful professionals from a wide array of backgrounds.  Our core team members all had two things in common: more than 10 years of experience working with global programs and a desire to bring education to those in need.  Through their travels, our team witnessed many communities whose children did not have the opportunity to acquire the literacy skills which would allow them to advance their learning and pursue their dreams.  This learning gap is often one of the main causes of social-economic disadvantage and it became our passion to bridge this gap.  Our team started volunteering time and energy to promote literacy in children from financially challenged families.  We offered free lessons in exchange for students’ commitment to perfect attendance and their willingness to share what they learned with at least 3 children in their community. 

 

An Educational Approach

Along Read With You’s journey, we were lucky enough to build a community of friends and teachers who share our values and wanted to join our cause.  This collaboration continued as we developed our literature-based educational approach.  As our success grew, demand for paid lessons began to increase.  We started offering lessons to students and expanded our resources to cover many subjects and languages.  Today, our students represent a wide range of ages from 4 to 60+ and have skill levels from beginner to college level.  Our program adopts pedagogies that are engaging for learners so that literacy is acquired sustainably and is built to last for generations to come.   

 

Our Take on Publishing

At Read With You, we independently write and publish our books to ensure focus on high-level literary content while meeting linguistic demands. To achieve this goal, we invest in research-based curriculum development and have collaborated extensively with educators.  Our language and educational experts have developed structured learning objectives which are backed by science and driven by 70 years of research on how children acquire language.  Over 90% of our books are in series to provide a compelling reading and learning experience for our audience. And you can find over 30 occurrences of linguistic features in every flagship book. 

Our core publishing team consists of teachers, linguists, writers, educational experts, scientists, engineers, and illustrators who design age and reading-level appropriate stories that cross many different platforms and areas of interest.  Each member of our team brings their knowledge and inspiration to the mix!  Our writers create original characters and stories, which are thoughtfully brought to life by our illustrators.  Each book has been carefully selected to have learning opportunities and stories that matter to our readers.  They promote curiosity and enjoyment for our readers and are approved by parents and teachers alike.  Our team of qualified industry professionals reviews texts at each stage of development.  Once edited, books go through at least 100 hours of testing by educators around the globe.  Less than 5% of stories make it through our development process.  Only the best stories make it to our readers!

 

Giving Back to the Community

Giving back to communities and promoting literacy for all readers across the globe are deeply rooted passions for Read With You.  For every book bought from our extensive list of publications, we donate a book to readers in need.  To ensure the greatest quality of education services, we also offer teacher training and support for organizations that utilize our content in the classroom.  By sharing books and knowledge, Read With You helps promote human connection, and better performance, and opens new possibilities for the future.

 

 

Spacecraft Coloring Pages (Coming Soon)

Rovers, Satellites, Telescopes, Probes, and More!

Spacecraft Fun Facts

Can’t get enough of the engineering marvels that fly through space?  Have you read all twenty Eyes in Space books and need some more inspiration?  The cool trivia below will impress even your most Earth-centered friend. 

James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb is 6.5 meters (21.3 ft) in diameter, made out of 18 different mirror segments.
Its mirrors are made out of beryllium.
Its powerful state-of-the-art infrared instruments will enable it to see the light from the universe’s first stars and galaxies.

The Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble moves at 27,000 kilometers per hour!
It gets all its energy from the Sun.
It uses spinning wheels to push itself forward.

Landsat 7 Earth Satellite

Landsat 7 weighed 2,200 kilograms when it was launched!   

It orbits the Earth at a height of about 00 kilometers. 

It takes thousands of pictures of Earth so that scientists can study how Earth is changing!  

Landsat 8 Earth Satellite

Landsat 8 orbits the Earth once every 99 minutes. 

It is powered by a single solar array. 

It carefully observes how the Earth’s land areas, polar caps, and climate change!  

Spitzer Space Telescope

Spitzer took amazing photos of the universe for 16 years. 

It found an undiscovered ring around Saturn. 

It found many Earth-sized exoplanets! 

Juno Space Probe to Jupiter

Juno took 5 years to reach its orbit around
Jupiter. 

Juno spins in place to keep itself stable
as it orbits Jupiter. 

Every 53 days, it gets close enough to
Jupiter to take photos and measurements! 

International Space Station

16 countries helped build the International Space Station! 

It took 136 space flights to bring all the pieces up to space and put the station together. 

It is the third brightest object in the sky, after the Moon and Venus. 

Curiosity Mars Rover

Curiosity was the first spacecraft to land with a parachute and rocket landing system. 

It is the size of a car and can travel about 2 meters per minute.   

It is designed to be able to roll over rocks as big as its wheels!  

InSight Mars Lander

InSight is the first Mars lander to study deep under the planet’s crust. 

It is 6 meters long when it has its solar panels out.   

It has a seismometer to look for earthquakes on Mars! 

Perseverance Mars Rover

Perseverance explores Mars looking for
signs of ancient life. 

It is the first rover to carry and launch a
helicopter.   

Perseverance is collecting soil samples to
return to Earth in the future! 

Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler searches the Milky Way to find
planets like Earth.   

Its telescope is so strong that if it orbited Earth, it could detect a single porch light turning on and off. 

It had the largest camera ever launched
into space!   

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

LRO has traveled over 200 million kilometers while orbiting the Moon.
It confirmed that the Moon is cooling and shrinking!
It took over 6 billion measurements of the Moon’s surface.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Chandra weighs 4,800 kilograms.
Chandra’s mirrors are coated in iridium, a shiny precious metal.
It has observed light that traveled
through space for more than 12 billion years!

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

MRO studies the surface and weather of Mars.
It has orbited Mars over 60,000 times!
It is carrying the largest telescope ever sent to another planet.

Voyager 1 Space Probe

Voyager 1 is the farthest spacecraft from Earth!
It launched in 1977 and traveled through the solar system.
It found active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io.

Cassini Space Probe to Saturn

Cassini carried the Huygens probe to Saturn’s largest moon.
It collected 635 gigabytes of scientific data.
It completed 294 orbits before it was crashed into Saturn!