Read Across America

read-across-america-logoTomorrow, March 2, is Read Across America day this year. Celebrated each year on the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the aim is to create lifelong readers by having every child in America read to. Teachers, parents, and volunteers take part every year to bring fun books to kids around the country. What is your school doing to celebrate?

Recorded Books has several books that have been honored by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award—AKA the Dr. Seuss Award. The award, started in 2006, is given annually by the ALA to the best book for beginning readers. Each of the Recorded Books titles that have won the award are part of a series, so we highly recommend you check out the rest of the series’ offerings as well! Any of these would make great read aloud choices for Read Across America day and would be wonderful additions to any audiobook library.

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky – 2007 winner
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant – 2006 winner
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman – 2006 honor book

If you’re talking about your school’s plans for Read Across America, be sure to use the #readacross hash tag!


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