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Our Story

Just Right Reader was founded by two moms, Sara and Guillemette, who are passionate about kids, books, teaching and, most of all, making reading fun and accessible for all.

Sara has been a principal for more than 15 years, and she specializes in reading and literacy. And yet, a few years ago, her own daughter, Izzie, was struggling to read. This was a tough realization. So she went into full principal mom mode and created her own curriculum to accelerate Izzie’s reading level. She brought home Just Right books from school, tracked minutes read and awarded Izzie prizes for achieving reading goals. When Izzie conquered a reading level, Sara would determine her new level and start again. 

Reading became fun for Izzie! And now she reads a grade level above where she should be. Thus was born the idea for Just Right Reader. Sara and Guillemette teamed up to help other parents and Izzies in the world who just need someone to figure out their reading level and match them with Just Right books.

We provide parents and caregivers with the tools and tips to help their children learn to read and love it. Our mission is for all children to become Super Readers!

Co-founders Guillemette & Sara

  • "Reading does not have to be a battle! It can be fun and easy for your child, and you as the parent, if they are reading the right level books. Now that Stella is at her 'Just Right' level, she is loving reading and can't wait to 'unlock' her next reading prize." 


    – Jill, mom to Stella and Kai

  • "Trying to tell everyone I know about Just Right Reader. I don't want the hard work that we started in school to end when school is out. Just Right Reader, please sign all of my students up ASAP!"


    – Jennie, San Francisco literacy coach

  • "Our Just Right Reader reading teacher was fun and engaging. She quickly and painlessly figured out our daughter's reading level and gave her reading tips. Thank you, Just Right Reader!"


    – Robin, mom to Ella

  • "Our daughter jumped right in and read five books in a row. Our four-year-old son has new enthusiasm for reading and has been reading to us every night since we received the package."


    – Matt, dad to Mara and Dudley

  • "My three-year-old brought his Just Right Reader reading mat and books to the breakfast table this morning. I couldn’t be happier knowing I’m putting him on a path to love reading!"


    – Jill, mom to Stella and Kai

  • Denise, teacher

    "Just Right Reader is brilliant. It's exactly what kids and families need: more books at their 'Just Right' level."


    – Denise, teacher