The Children's Trust Book Club offers free, monthly books by mail for children
from birth through their 5th birthday living in Miami-Dade County.
Who is the Book Club for?
Parents may register children from birth until they're 4-and-a-half years old. Book Club members receive a new book every month in English or Spanish along with a guide for parents with activities, information and suggestions on how to share the book with their children. Books include classics, award-winners and picture books to engage even our youngest "readers." All books are selected specifically to help children develop their early reading skills for school readiness and, of course, for maximum enjoyment with their families!
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Due to limited availability, sometimes we are not able to provide the book in the language you requested. We understand how important it is for you to continue nurturing and promoting Spanish language development at home. When Spanish-language books are not available, we strongly suggest using the pictures in the book to create your own story by describing and pointing out what you both can see on each page. Also, use the bilingual reading guide for parents included in the package for additional suggestions.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- For additional support regarding Book Club, please email your name, email address, phone number, and your question or comment here.
Early Literacy Resources
- Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
- Kindergarten at Miami-Dade County Public Schools
CDC - Learn the Signs. Act Early
Your child should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Track your child's development and act early if you have a concern using the tools and materials on this site.
Click here for more information
Zero to Three - Ages and Stages
Learn about the skills and behaviors you can expect from your baby at every stage from birth to 3 and discover new ways of supporting this exciting growth and development.
Click here for more information
Individuals with Disabilities
If you or your child have limited vision or hearing loss, you can enjoy our Book Club titles through the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
- First step is to contact your local branch for assistance:
Locations, Hours of Operation and Contact Information - Miami-Dade Public Library System
- You can also become a Talking Books member for access to additional material:
Talking Books Library - Miami-Dade Public Library System
- Get your library card online:
Get a Library Card - Miami-Dade Public Library System
- Browse the Library catalog for other titles in braille and audio:
Miami-Dade Public Library System - iiivega.com
- Browse the Overdrive App to access more audiobooks on your phone or tablet:
eBooks, eAudiobooks & More - Miami-Dade Public Library System
If you or your child have limited vision or a hearing loss, you can enjoy reading books with your child by accessing affordable or free alternative format books including large print, digital, audio and braille. Here are a few website resources to get you started:
Free print/braille books for children under six years old who are blind or visually impaired.
Free e-books for individuals who have a qualifying reading or perceptual disability, a visual impairment, or a physical disability that affects their ability to read printed works.
Extensive information and resources for individuals who are visually impaired about books and technology access.
RMTC-D/HH distributes captioned and signed video materials to parents of students who are deaf/hard of hearing through the free Media and Materials Loan Library.
Hundreds of free videos of American Sign Language (ASL) retellings of favorite child's books by age.
FIMC-VI Scholastic Book Program is geared towards emergent braille readers.
See more resources for children with disabilities at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/children-disabilities.