High-quality, affordable books with backpacks for school-to-home and family literacy programs

Mackin’s education professionals have created grade-appropriate take-home reading packages which include a mix of high-interest fiction & nonfiction titles. Each package comes with these books stuffed into colorful drawstring bags, and includes title-specific activities and a reading journal to further enhance your students’ reading experience.

What’s included in each package?

 Nylon drawstring backpack
 3 (5 or 10) books
 Reading journal
 Title-specific activity guides

Backpack colors available:







Take Home Reading Print Pre-Made Package

Order Pre-Made Packages!

Choose from a 3-book, 5-book or 10-book pre-made package or contact us to create a custom package.

Pre-Made Packages

Pre-Made Packages

Choose from a 3-book, 5-book or 10-book package. Each package includes title-specific activities and a reading journal stuffed inside a colorful nylon drawstring bag.


Custom Package

Custom Package

These packages include custom-selected books, processing, and activity reading journals inside a nylon drawstring bag.

Prices for each pre-made package are as follows:

3-book = $20.50
5-book = $30.50
10-book = $55.50

Read a Testimonial About Our Custom Packages!

The Classroom Services staff of teachers has selected high-interest titles to compile these packages that are ideally suited to help your students develop a love of reading!

View the Titles Below!

Kindergarten Titles

Grade 2 Titles

Grade 4 Titles

Grade 1 Titles

Grade 3 Titles

Grade 5 Titles

Title list subject to change without notice and is dependent on inventory availability at the time of order.

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I am really happy with how everything turned out with the summer reading bags. The whole process was so easy, from you creating the book lists, to giving suggestions on organization with the labels. The books were packaged well and arrived quickly. The books were so easy to sort by their level and will be a breeze to maintain that order because of the labeling. With each book labeled by grade and level, students can choose books in their range that interest them. Being able to put our school mascot to the bags was a nice added feature also. I am excited to get this project underway this summer!
– Laura C., Librarian, Tobias Elementary, Kyle, TX