The Badge Book inspires families to build a habit of reading that stays with children for life.

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For kids reading is to the brain as exercise is to the body.

But 90% of kids are overdoing screen time and not reading enough.

Children who do not establish reading habits early have lower academic outcomes and perform worse on state tests. Kids who are most engaged with reading have four times higher levels of mental well-being and have more adaptable social skills.

So how do we get kids to watch less and read more?

Motivate with Seasonal Reading Challenges.

Introducing Badge Books by Zoobean, our books motivate kids to read by connecting them to a set of reading goals that need to be achieved by the end of each season.

The books work hand-in-hand with our free Beanstack Mobile App available on Android and iOS. As your child tracks reading in the app, s/he unlocks badges which match the stickers and activities in the Badge Book.

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How It Works.

Place your order and during every season your child will receive a Badge Book on his/her doorstep.

  • Receive a Badge Book Each Season

    A new edition will arrive on your doorstep every 4 months, including a Winter, Spring & Summer, and Back-to-School Badge Books.

  • Log Reading on the Mobile App

    Scan each time you read a book, record minutes, and track progress on reading challenge goals.

  • Build a Habit of Reading

    As your kid reaches reading goals, they get rewarded with stickers and activities in the Badge Book.

Take a look inside.

  1. Easy guide on where to place badges.
  2. Spiral binding so your child can lay the book flat.
  3. Interactive games to keep them focused.
  4. Family accounts that can switch between readers.
  5. A quick way to scan each book's barcode to keep a log of all your reading.
  6. Reading challenges and learning activities added regularly.

Motivate your kid to read all year long, starting at $19.95.

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Who Benefits from Badge Books?

Badge Books are expertly designed to supplement reading for kids across ages, especially kids 5-9.

  • Growing Readers

    Tracking reading, winning stickers, and completing learning activities results in more minutes spent reading.

  • Above-Level Readers

    The learning activities in the Badge Book offer the chance to dig deeper and to build new skills.

Your kid will love the Badge Book.

Providing everything your child needs to be motivated to read.

  • Delivered Right to Your Doorstep

    Kids love getting their regular Badge Book package in the mail and unwrapping it right on time to kick off the next reading challenge.

  • Seasonal Reading Challenges

    Each themed reading challenge is designed with motivating, achievable milestones, so kids are always encouraged, never daunted.

  • Stickers & Virtual Badges

    Each reading milestone comes with digital badges and matching full-color stickers, so kids can mark their own successes and clearly see their own progress.

  • Calendar & Activities

    Every Badge Book is also packed with reading-related activity pages—designed by literacy specialists—plus a monthly calendar, so it’s easy for kids to make their reading a daily habit.

  • Mobile App & Alexa Skill

    The Badge Book works hand-in-hand with the Beanstack mobile app and optional Alexa Skill, making it a breeze to record the time your kid spends reading.

The Badge Book inspires families to change the screen time trend — and build a habit of reading that stays with your child for life.

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Give Back to Your School or Library

We'll donate 10% of your Badge Book purchase to a school or library of your choice! Just fill out the name of your local school or library after checkout and we'll take care of the rest.

Who's Behind It?

Felix and Jordan

Badge Books and Beanstack are both products of Zoobean, Inc.

Zoobean was founded by Jordan, the first head of K-12 education at Google, and her husband Felix, who was previously named Washington, DC’s Teacher of the Year.

After a feature on Shark Tank and an investment from Mark Cuban, Beanstack became the country’s premier reading challenge and tracker service. Last year, more than 2 million readers used it to boost their independent reading time

Badge Books make reading more fun and motivate kids to read more — while keeping track of the books your family reads.

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