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Engaging K12 Readers

We help a teacher, parent or reader find a book with a specific topic, concept, learning objective, or reading level.

Empowering book sellers

We analyze features, so that book sellers can find books with deep similarities for collection development

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Powered by Artifacts

Artifacts call out the topics, themes, learning outcomes, and reading levels that make a book unique.
When you read the artifacts on a book, you understand some of its threads. You can also search for other books with similar threads.

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More than 700 Artifact Types


We identify more than 700+ different attributes types that appear in stories. Find books with story sequences, parent-child relationships, or specific learning objectives. Artifacts make it possible.


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Readers need books that match their interests and fall within reasonable skills.

A free app for classrooms

Unbound Concepts provides the Artifact App, a free resource, to schools. Students and teachers can search and browse existing artifacts, or add their own to better find books.


Find books with artifacts

Come On, Rain!

Come on Rain

Hoop Genius

Hoop Genius

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

Mr Badger and Mrs Fox #1

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

A is for Activist

A is for Activist

Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?

Who took the Farmer's Hat

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

With artifacts, students can explore specific ideas in a single story. The artifact framework also teaches them to compare similar ideas across several books.


Pre-reading


Use artifacts to prep a discussion about a concept that appears in a book. Is teamwork a key concept in the story? Get students talking and thinking about teamwork prior to reading the story.


Close-reading


Teach your students to do close-reading using artifacts. Once the student has identified an attribute in the story, have them identify evidence from the text and provide a precise rationale.


Post-reading


Enhance the reading experience by having students create artifacts for the books they read. Artifacts provide the structure of close-reading, yet allow students to focus on concepts that are of primary interest to them as readers.

Build collections with artifacts

Adventure Imagination and Invention
Books about Acceptance
Determination Collection
Folktales & Fairytales

We work with subject matter experts, classroom teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers to catalog elements inside stories, so that you can find exactly what you want to find.