Inspiring students to read, write and learn

Instantly expand your library with engaging online books!

Big Universe empowers teachers and engages students in grades K‐8 by leveraging technology in an online community to deliver individualized learning while improving literacy and performance in all subject areas.

Read Kids Books Online!

Expand your library with leveled books for all academic subjects.


Write Kids Books Online!

Motivate students to write and publish using our fun tool.

Share Bookshelves!

Anonymously share personal bookshelves with a global community.


Manage & Monitor Student's Reading Online

Assign books, monitor reading logs, view usage, and much more.


What is Big Universe?

Big Universe is an engaging online reading and writing community for grades preK-8. This student-centered website provides a large library of leveled nonfiction and fiction online books, an online writing and publishing tool, a safe bookshelf sharing community, and many supporting tools such as reading logs and more. All these features inspire reluctant, advanced, and ELL students to read, write and learn anytime-anywhere while providing educators the necessary tools to differentiate instruction, teach balanced literacy and track student progress.

Big Universe is the only balanced literacy solution that supports standards and assessments, expands school libraries, and is accessible anytime and anywhere. Created specifically as an online balanced literacy solution that can is controlled by teachers with an easy-to-use interface.

NEW! Big Universe for iPad is HERE! Big Universe Reader is a streamlined way to access and read the thousands of titles available on Big Universe. Just sign in using your Big Universe account and begin reading without the distractions of a web browser. Watch the books come to life as you turn the pages with the swipe of a finger. Download from iTunes.

Pricing: for pricing and purchase information, please contact a Sunburst Digital Curriculum Adivser. Volume discounts may apply.

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