Read Ferst! Subscriptions

If you would like to provide a child with books monthly through our Read Ferst subscription program, please contact our office at (888)565-0177.                   

NOW any child under 5 can be a part of the Ferst Readers literacy program! READ FERST! subscribers will receive up to 60 books!

Through the Read Ferst! subscription program, children outside of our participating areas - anywhere in the US, in fact - can be a part of our exceptional literacy program with an impressive track record.

Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, friends can give a truly meaningful gift to that special child! Imagine your gift arriving by mail, addressed to the child, every month - for up to 5 years! And beyond that, it lays the foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading.

This is one gift a child will never outgrow!

How Does It Work?

Enrollment is open to children under the age of five. Every month your child will receive a new, age appropriate book and newsletter with tailored reading guides and activity pages, all specially designed to make reading fun for the whole family! Children may receive up to 60 books (depending on their age when they enter the program). Reading specialists, children's librarians, educators and child development specialists carefully select this 60-volume set of books. Many are childhood classics we all know and love. (Click here for a look at our award-winning books.)

Shortly after enrollment, we will send a customized welcome book with an acknowledgement card in your name. About six weeks later, an age appropriate book and resources will begin to arrive monthly. Upon completion of the program, the child will receive a special graduation book.

How Much Does It Cost?

During the registration process, you will pay the amount in full for the number of years the child has until he/she reaches 5 years old.  Books are age-specific, so please provide the child’s correct age. Please call our office to register your child for the Read Ferst program at (888) 565-0177. 

Based on child’s age at time of registration:

  • Age 4: $40 = 1 full year/12 books
  • Age 3: $80 = 2 full years/24 books
  • Age 2: $120 = 3 full years/36 books
  • Age 1: $160 = 4 full years/48 books
  • Under age 1: $200 = 5 full years/60 books


Early Reading Benefits

The key is to start at birth. Immersing a child in a rich literacy environment can be a stronger predictor of literacy and academic achievement than family income. The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary, and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader.

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Thank you for visiting Ferst Readers!

Ensuring that children develop early literacy skills is one of the most important things we can do - as parents, as teachers - and as a society.

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