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During my morning coffee-and-Twitter ritual, this particular tweet caught my eye and gave me a moment of, “Holy cow! Read Across American Day is coming!” Time to share all of the Authors, Books, and Festivities for Read Across America Day.
@courtenayfletcher rolled out this new illustration in honor of Read Across America Day, coming up on March 2. We’re so excited to be celebrating that day at the @unitedtinyhouse Tiny House Festival, being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! Come out for storytime and our presentation with @tiny_house_expedition about the creative process of making a book, from inspiration to publication! #readacrossamerica #inspiration #writerslife #illustration #festival @unitedtinyhouse #tinyhousefestival #books #reading #bookstagram #booksofig #booklover #booknerd #bookish #kidlit #drseuss #bigtruck #tinyliving #tinyhome #thow #wheels @atlantamotorspeedway #tinyhousefun #bigadventures #ilovebooks
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!
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.
The NEA’s Read Across America page is filled with downloadable sheets, guidelines and activity ideas. Dr. Seuss has been part of this literacy event for many years and here are some Seuss-y book ideas to help your party take shape.
– And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street
– The Sneetches
– If I Ran the Circus
– Oh Say Can You Say (another book of tongue twisters)
– Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are
– There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!
PLUS by following the
#ReadAcrossAmerica hashtag on Twitter you can discover all sorts of fun activities and book-related fun like these classrooms!
— Brittany Terry 📚 (@Brits_) February 6, 2018
— Sam (@LiterallySmash) February 12, 2018
Experience the magical story of a family of foxes that took up residence right in the front yard of the author and publisher, Valarie Budayr. The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden offers an enthusiastically educational opportunity to observe this fox family grow and learn together.
From digging and hunting to playing and resting, this diary shares a rare glimpse into the private lives of Momma Rennie and her babies. Come watch as they navigate this wildly dangerous but still wonderful world. Great to share with your children or students, The Fox Diaries speaks to the importance of growing and learning both individually and as a family unit. It is a perfect book for story time or family sharing. Not only can you read about the daily rituals of this marvelous fox family, there is an information-packed resource section at the end of the book that includes lots of facts and even a few “fox movies” that you can enjoy with your family. Grab your copy of this beautiful and inspiring book HERE.