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Page Ahead
Gives Kids in Need
the Chance to Read!

Page Ahead is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State, serving more than 850,000 children with 3 million new books since 1990.

We serve children, families and communities, with new books for children, literacy support for families, and reading resources for communities.

Learn more about how we build children into readers.






Thanks To Our Supporters


the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust










Our Programs
  • Book Up Summer
    Provides new books (up to 12 books to each child per year) to read, share, and cherish.
  • Story Leaders
    Increases language development and enables students to take a more active role in reading.
  • Family Involvement
    Educates and empowers parents to support their children's learning.
  • Parents
    "Ashley loves to read. I gave her a book that she can be challenged by with puzzles and brain teasers. She is having fun while she reads. Having fun and loving to read are the keys to success."
    – Mary S.
  • Children
    "The book is magnificent, awesome, happy, and interesting. It helps me learn, and it helps me be smart."
    – Fuamai, Van Asselt Elementary, Seattle
  • Teachers
    "The economy in our area rarely allows parents to provide more than the necessities for their children. And unfortunately, books are considered luxury items."
    – Mary Willey, Reading Specialist, Oroville Elementary, Oroville