Reading Rainbow – Because Reading is fun

Overview of the show: Reading Rainbow is a series whose primary purpose is to encourage young children to read. Each episode features a theme that is prominent in all of books read by the host.

There are no overall storylines or characters as the show is purely educational though the hosts are generally celebrities. The format of each episode is identical – the narration of a book, followed by the interviewing of a contributor to society and finally a book review.

Reading Rainbow is one of the longest running children’s shows of all time – more than 25 years. It has also won dozens of awards including a Peabody.