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Thursday, March 1, 2018


Tomorrow is Read Across America Day, created in 1997 by the National Education Association. Each year Read Across America Day is held on the school day closest to March 2nd, the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This signature program focuses on motivating children and teens to embrace the joys of reading. Research shows that children who are motivated to read do better in school.

In celebration of Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and all lovers of books are asked to share the childhood book that meant the most to them. Take a picture of the book and post on social media with the hashtags #shelfie and #ReadAcrossAmerica.

I don't know that I ever had one favorite book of my childhood, but I do have several favorites of the books I loved reading to my own kids. They include:

How about you? What are some of your favorite children's books, either from your own childhood or ones you enjoyed reading to your own children?


Angela Adams said...

My favorites are "The Story of Ferdinand" and "The Velveteen Rabbit." I'm also a big fan of "Horton" and love "Horton Hears a Who!"


All great books, Angela. Thanks for posting.