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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!!

Boy Books: Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes

Do you have a little one that is just starting school? Is he a little nervous about exploring in a new school with new kids and new teachers? Well he might just enjoy meeting Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat is the incredible cartoon cat created by illustrator James Dean and writer Eric Litwin. This incredibly cool cat is a favorite of kids with his cool demeanor, his love for music, and his ability to show kids all about the world around them with a unique perspective. Now they can follow him through school as he learns all about school, new teachers, the library, and all the other new spaces that make up a first day at school. Pete the Cat is rocking his first day in his new school shoes. He grooves, dances, and slides through the campus learning all about school and singing his cool song. Kids will love his adventurous spirit, cool songs, and deliberate dance moves. While he shows them around school they will feel even better about their own first days at a new school. Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes Pete the Cat has other incredibly cool adventures that will wow your kids all year long. Check out Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes, and Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons. All the Pete the Cat books are great for early readers, ages 4-8 and will impress parents and kids.

Brand New Dr. Seuss: What Pet Should I Get?

There is some spectacular news in the world of literature this year. A never-before-seen picture book from the one and only Dr. Seuss!! This book has been hidden for decades and is now available for your incredible Dr. Seuss collection. Follow this brother and sister duo as they come to grapple with the very difficult decision of What Pet Should I Get? The kids learn how difficult it is to make a hard decision but that sometimes when you are faced with such a difficult decision the only way out is to make up your mind and choose. Follow along with them in the zany zoological rhyming wordplay that we have a.l come to love and know so well. Dr. Seuss’ signature style abounds in this fabulous new book find. Hurry in and get your copy now and complete your Seuss collection.

What pet should I get?

The end of the book even includes a little editors note on the discovery of this incredible manuscript and its illustrations. You and your kids will love this spectacular Seuss find and it will soon become one of your family’s favorites.