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Celebrating Read Across America Day 2017

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Happy March everyone and a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! It’s time to grab your hat and read with the cat. Or the kids. Or both. Not only is it Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it’s Read Across America Day. This special day reminds adults everywhere to share their love of reading with kids and teens around the country and around the world!

Remember, you’re never too old, too wacky too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.

In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.

There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.

Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.

Everyone is our family is a huge Dr. Seuss fan.  Here’s a sampling of just a few favorites that graced our family bookshelf at one time:

 

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As a child the first book I ever read by myself was Green Eggs and Ham. It wasn’t long before I had it memorized. Each one of my children have their absolute Dr. Seuss favorite and each book holds a precious memory. So many hours of wonderful moments of shared reading.

Blogger Emily Roach has a great way to create some Green Eggs and Ham without actually…you know…dying eggs GREEN.

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Let’s make some of Dr. Seuss’ OOBLECK inspired by the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Clutter and Chaos has a wonderful sight word games inspired by Hop on Pop

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Check out NEA’s 2017 Read Across America Activity Guide

What are some of your Dr. Seuss favorites?

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If you are in the mood for another and interactive story, check out the enhanced digital eBook for kids, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

The Ultimate Guide To Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a step by step roadmap to this magical world. Just some of the fun includes:

  • A story filled with beautiful graphic illustrations including tantalizing Treasure Maps and vibrant tutorials.
  • Over 20 Crafts and activities that not only entertain, but educate.
  • You get to jump inside the book and enjoy creating the adventures yourself (Templates, maps, and more are included.)
  • Ever wonder where chocolate comes from? Or how gum is made? Wonder no more. Now you get to make your own.
  • Conduct activities in the areas of crafting, cooking, and game-playing as well as exploring many facets of candy production.
  • The option to take Charlie’s journey over the course of several days or take shorter journeys if you wish.
  • The creation of a new ritual of reading time with your family and the opportunity to experience the reading of this imaginative tale as a group activity, not a solitary event.

Go HERE to learn more and grab your copy from iBooks!

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie