The number one thing you can do as a parent to help teach your child to read is to read to them. The number one thing as a parent you can do for the world is to raise your child to be a responsible caring adult . Parenting is a challenge on good days but mixing lessons not just about concepts but about character with reading time is a shortcut that works. Books are a wonderful tool to reinforce tough to grasp lessons and to open the door for discussions that we aren’t always sure how to approach with our kids. All these books build character, teach lessons, have messages or open the floor for discussions without being preachy . Click through titles for full reviews.