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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Read Across America Day

Today is the 12th annual “Read Across America Day,” sponsored by the National Education Association. Celebrated each March 2 on the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), it is designed to encourage children and adults across the U.S. to read together.

Yahoo! News offers a list of children’s books, both old and new that are great to share with kids ("Notable Children's Books, Then and Now," Feb. 28, 2011). It also asked members of the Yahoo! Contributor Network to write about their family's reading traditions. Bed time reading was the favorite time for one Mom ("Read Across America: Mom, Son Share ‘Good Night’ Books," Feb. 28, 2011).

So, if you have a little one in your house here are few suggestions from Yahoo! News readers for books to share:

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears by Cynthia Rylant

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

For many more recommendations from library staff visit I Like Picture Books on the library’s website.

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