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Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations

Read Across America is an annual event that celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodore Geisel, or as he is more famously known as — Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd and for the past 21 years it has been celebrated in cooperation with the National Education Association, NEA, with the nation-wide event Read Across America.

Read Across America tries to bring awareness to literacy and helps to promote reading in schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Some organizations get really involved and have dress up days, parties, and contests to celebrate the weeklong event. Dr. Seuss’ favorite characters make appearances at many schools. Some students participate in reading contests with fantastic prizes. Many classrooms even decorate specifically for the event.

K12Reader has many different amazing activities and crafts for Dr. Seuss week. So head on over to K12Reader for some fun free printables that will help you celebrate Read Across America in your home or classroom. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Say Hello To SlimyBookworm.com!!

Bola Ajumobi knows what it is like in the world of make-believe. She spent a majority of her own childhood in the world of make-believe with her many different favorite books. Labeled a “bookworm” at an early age she discovered that had a passion for the written word and found a way to incorporate that into her adult life while still maintaining that childhood love of a great book. When we interviewed Bola she gave us some insight into her online bookstore, SlimyBookworm.com and how it came to be the store she always imagined. The Boy’s Store: How did you come up with the name SlimyBookworm.com? Bola: I was often referred to as a “bookworm” growing up since I loved books and had a vast library for a child. I got everyone to buy me books and spent all my spare cash on books. When thinking of a name for my business I wanted to incorporate the word “bookworm” so I asked my husband what word came to his mind when he heard “worms” and he said “Slimy” so there you have it. The Boy’s Store: What was your goal with SlimyBookworm.com? Bola: SlimyBookworm.com’s mission and purpose is to be a curator of top rated children literature presented with easy navigation so busy parents and grandparents could easily pick out books for the enrichment of the kids in their lives. Up to 20% of profits go towards literacy efforts in the underserved in the US and overseas. The Boy’s Store: It sounds like you are really passionate about literacy in young children. Did that make it easier for you to start your own business? Starting out can be daunting, did you have a tough time and have to look back at your love for the books for motivation? Bola: It was tedious work with a lot of late nights for a period of 6-7 months working on the backend before finally launching my business. [It took] Passion, time, and spare change literally. We have been open for business for 7 months now [and are] starting to gain traction and recognition. We are moving from the start-up phase to the growth phase and working to put things in place for the busy holiday buying season. The Boy’s Store: Well we wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing some great things come from your store! Check back on the 25th to see some great books featured at SlimyBookworm.com!