Books That Grow

Books That Grow is an online educational platform that offers digital books that adapt to readers’ abilities. Using this learning management system , two people reading the same title, sequences of ideas, or illustrations, depending on their individual learning profile. The application focuses on the pre-teens, adolescents and adults with low literacy, a population under-served by leading publishers. citation needed ] Books That Grow Researchers Become Better Readers and Allow Educators to Measure Students’ Skills and Track Their Progress. [1] The company is headquartered in New York, New York .


Books That Grow was founded by Daniel Fountenberry, a teacher and news executive in 2012. Borne Digital and was launched 14 February 2013 at the Tools for Change in the Publishing Conference [2] Other co-founders include Jason Buhle, a cognitive neuroscientist. [3] A Kickstarter campaign was launched in January, 2014, to accelerate funding for Books that Grow. [4]

Books That Grow offers the same text at different levels, with titles in several genres categorized as biographies, classic fiction, folktales, primary source documents, science, and social studies. [5]



As of June 2015, Books That Grow is being used in over 1,000 schools across the United States. [5]


For its efforts in developing an accessible educational platform, Books That Grow was named ‘Most Innovative Start Up’ by the members of the International Society for Technology in Education in 2017 [6] and received the 2014 Verizon Powerful Answers Award in Education [7]. ] as well as the 2014 National School Board Association’s Innovation Showcase. [8]


On February 11, 2014, EdTech Digest featured Books That Grow in “Cool Tools”, stating: “It’s already about making a splash in the world.” The article specifically noted Books That Grow on Kickstarter [9] and coverage on MSNBC and CNN. [10] [11] [12]

On April 7, 2015, ClassTechTips Highly Recommended Books That Grow, writing: [13]

“Teachers can differentiate instruction by permitting them to learn to read the book” Learn how to make classrooms in the app, how to study their books and how to read them in the classroom. “

See also

  • crowdfunding
  • literacy


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  7. Jump up^ “2014 Verizon Powerful Answers Award in Education” . Verizon Wireless . December 2014.
  8. Jump up^ “2014 National School Board Association’s Innovation Showcase” . . 2014.
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  10. Jump up^ “Cool Tools: Books That Grow” . ETech Digest . February 11, 2014.
  11. Jump up^ “Digital Attacked Education Issues Terminal” . MSNBC .
  12. Jump up^ “Teacher Entrepreneurs Pitch Night” . CNN . February 3, 2014.
  13. Jump up^ “Books That Grow for Leveled Online Classroom Libraries” . . April 7, 2015.