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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!!

Best Books: She Persisted

You may be wondering why we are highlighting two books this month. Well, the answer is simple, because they pair well together, and they are important books that all boys and girls should read.

This month we want to highlight the books written by Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton. She Persisted, and She Persisted Around the World, are two books about important women that have influenced our world here at home and abroad. Why is it important for boys to read books about women that have changed our world? Because one day those boys will become husbands, they will become fathers, and they will work and learn in this world alongside strong women. It is important for boys and girls to see women succeed, thrive, incite change, and be seen as equal to their male counterparts. When women thrive, men thrive. We live alongside one another, and we work together. So when one person makes the world a better place they do not make it better just for them, they make it better for everyone. The ripple it causes throughout civilization touches everyone. The She Persisted books each highlight important women who have incited change in education, science, civil liberties, healthcare, and literature. The books show the strength and the determination it takes to continue to drive forward in a world that tells you no. This is a message every child needs to learn. Although things may seem tough, and we may struggle, we should never let that stop us from doing something we want to do. We need to keep moving forward. These books make a great gift. Try reading them together with our kids and start a discussion on the importance of trying, learning, and not giving up. She persisted around the world She persisted

100 Children’s Books to Read Over a Lifetime

Books may only be filled with pages of words and pictures but they become part of who we are when we read them as children. They teach us how to love, how to play, how to imagine, how to feel, and how to interact. The characters become our first friends, they follow us through life. Amazon has catalogued 100 of the best and most influential children’s books to read in a lifetime. Many of them are classics every generation has become familiar with, some are brand new treasures that will soon make their own mark on the hearts and souls of children for years to come. No matter which are your favorites we are sure that they all have some special meaning to you.

Children's Books to readThe New Year is beginning today and that is the best time to create new hopes, dreams, and resolutions. This year why not make it a resolution to read more of these 100 books. Maybe there are some that you have never read, some you have only read once. Make your list. Pick the books you haven’t read and introduce them to your kids. Reading together will bring you closer together, but will also help your children learn more. As you check a new book off your list, add a new one. Together you will explore new worlds, characters, and subjects, what an incredible way to start the new year!