Support Your Library With 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 reading log of all the books you read and when you read them.
  6. Reading challenges and learning activities added regularly.

Your library will get 25% from every badge book sold.

Though Zoobean's partnership program, your library receives a commission for each new Badge Book sale.

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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. As your family tracks reading in the Beanstack 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 Beanstack

    You kid can participate in reading challenges through Beanstack. As they log their reading, they earn badges matched to stickers in the Badge Book.

  • Build a Habit of Reading

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

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 Beanbright and the optional Beanstack Timer Alexa Skill, making it a breeze to record the time your kid spends reading.

Who's Behind It?

Felix and Jordan

Badge Books, Beanstack, and Beanbright are 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.