Resources for Reading

Welcome Reading Teachers!


Good News! We have located a very tiny quantity of these very popular discontinued items:
JL001 100-page journals
JL003 70-page journals
These are available first-come, first-served, so order online now.
They’ll be gone before your district can get a purchase order to us!

Resources for Reading: Providing Materials and Supplies
for Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Teachers since 1994
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We're Retiring!

After 25 years serving Reading Recovery and early literacy teachers, and 20+ years before that in industry,
it’s time for us to retire.

Resources for Reading will close in the next few months. We are discontinuing all products, including the unique sole-source items which have been available only from us and can not be found anywhere else. Some items are already sold out, and the rest are going fast. We encourage you to order online rather than with a purchase order, because the delay in getting a purchase order to us may mean you miss out.

School Purchase Orders Welcome!

We are still accepting school district purchase orders for all in-stock items.
Submit your order now before we run out. All items are sold first-come, first-served.

Order Online to Avoid Disappointment

If your district is slow to generate a purchase order, you might want to order online with a credit card and be reimbursed.

Political and Economic Forces

Many of our exclusive and most popular items (book bags, magnetic letters) were made for us in a family-run factory in China, and the highly politicized import tariffs have put that company (owned by friends of ours) out of business. As a result, our unique products unaffordable to teachers. No US company was willing to make these custom design items for us at any price, so now they are gone forever.

Our paper products (journals, sentence strips) were made for us by a paper converter who now finds it impossible to find the high quality white paper we use that prevents markers from bleeding through. The reason is profound: most paper mills in the US have changed over to making brown kraft paper, instead of white paper, because of the demand for — shipping cartons for Amazon.

You probably have noticed that over the past 8 years many items have become unavailable due to CPSIA (“Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act”) requirements for expensive laboratory lead testing for school items made from materials which do not and never have contained lead. Expect to see more educational products disappearing from the market.

All in all, this seems to be the right time for us to move on and enjoy what is euphemistically called “Our Golden Years”.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support and your business over the past 25 years! It's been our privilege to meet with you at conferences, to help over phone or email, to develop new products to meet your specialized needs, and to do what we can to supply your classroom with the unique materials that YOU KNOW work well to help children learn to read.

You’ve heard us say it many times: If you can't read, nothing else really matters. THIS IS WHY you teach reading and early literacy. THIS IS WHY we provide the materials you need to do what you do.

Many thanks for your support, and for everything you do to help educate children. Keep up the good work!

Our children are our future; they just don’t know it yet.

Eric Black
Founder & President

Diane Zingale
Co-Owner & CFO

Local Opportunities for Outrageous Deals!

Local teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area: we will be holding “Open Houses” by appointment so you can come into our warehouse and pick up some very special savings on our remaining items. Please email us at to schedule an appointment. We can’t just let everyone in all at once because it would be too dangerous in the warehouse! We also have some items that we would like to donate to our local school districts; please tell your Reading Coordinator or District Office Buyer to contact us for bulk specials and donations of certain classroom items including easels.

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Bid Contracts

Click here for a list of approved bid awards and contracts

Office Hours: 9:30am–4:00pm Pacific Time Monday-Thursday
Office is Closed Fridays and Holidays

Already know what you want? Try our I know what I want! fill-in shopping list.

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