Badge Books help make your child a better reader while keeping a history of their reading.

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Zoobean Badge Book

An Interactive Reading Companion Delivered to Your Child.

Badge Books are reading companions sent by mail to your child. They each work hand in hand with our free Beanstack mobile app. As your family tracks reading in the app, your young reader unlocks virtual badges that reveal where to place stickers in the book.

Badge Books also include learning activities, a calendar, and themed reading challenges to be achieved by the end of each season. Three separate Badge Books (Winter, Spring & Summer, Fall) will be delivered to your doorstep throughout the year.

How It Works.

Combine your kid's real world reading with a digital experience to keep them reading, all year long.

  • 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.

  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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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.

Why does it matter?

Reading is to the brain as exercise is to the body — especially for kids.

Improve Academic Outcomes
Improve Academic Outcomes
Kids who read 20 minutes per day take in 1.8M more words per year and more frequently score in the 90th percentile of state tests.
Build Confidence
Build Confidence
Kids who are most engaged with reading are four times more likely to have higher levels of mental well-being and more adaptable social skills.
Reduce Screen Time
Reduce Screen Time
90% of kids are overdoing screen time. Meanwhile, reading challenges increase the amount of time kids spend reading by 20% on average.

Your kid will love Badge Books.

Badge Books provide everything your kid needs to get motivated.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Who Benefits from Badge Books?

  • 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.

  • Parents

    Keep an ongoing log of the reading you do with your child and also the reading they do on their own.

  • Grandparents

    Use Badge Books as a perfect gift to inspire four full seasons of reading in the kid you love.

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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