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 Read Across America Day, an annual program of the National Education Association (NEA), is Friday, March 2. Read Across America is a celebration of reading and a celebration of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss.   At SchoolFamily.com, were all abou...

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Great Kids' Books for Read Across America Day

Posted by: Carol Brooks Ball on Mar 01, 2012 in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School


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 Read Across America Day, an annual program of the National Education Association (NEA), is Friday, March 2. Read Across America is a celebration of reading and a celebration of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss.

 

At SchoolFamily.com, we're all about encouraging reading! Parents reading aloud to their children and kids reading by themselves are both proven ways to help them do better in school—and develop a lifelong love of reading. Reading should be celebrated and applauded—even for so-called "average" readers

 

Do you have a reluctant reader? Some kids will also be motivated by tracking their progress using our printable Reading Incentive Chart. For other tips on encouraging reading, check out our Building Reading Skills section.

 

The NEA  lists recommended books under “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” And in honor of Read Across America, Voices From the Field—the official blog site of Save the Children—has posted a list of top books for children, by age, on their site in a series of posts called Love to Read. The books were chosen by Save the Children’s Early Childhood and Raising a Reader program leaders and specialists.

 

SchoolFamily.com is pleased to share this list with our readers. Note: The links below for each book are from online retailers. The books may also be found, however, at your local library. Not sure where the nearest library is? Do a library search through PublicLibraries.com, which lists all public libraries by state.

 

BOOKS FOR TODDLERS

Mine! A Backpack Baby Story by Miriam Cohen

 

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

 

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

 

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

 

Sail Away by Donald Crews

 

Nuts to You! By Lois Ehlert

 

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

 

All Fall Down by Helen Oxenbury

 

Pots and Pans by Anne Rockwell

 

Jungle Walk by Nancy Tafuri

 

BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Best Friends by Charlotte Labaronne

 

Mine! Mine! Mine! By Shelly Becker

 

Sharing How Kindness Grows by Fran Shaw

 

Sunshine & Storm by Elisabeth Jones

 

I Accept You as You Are! by David Parker

 

The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

 

I’m in Charge of Me! by David Parker

 

I Love it When You Smile by Sam McBratney

 

I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas

 

BOOKS FOR GRADE-SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY-AGE CHILDREN

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

 

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

 

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

 

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

 

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

 

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

 

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

 

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

 

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

 

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

 

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  1. Posted by - Debbie Diesen on Mar. 01, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this list, and for encouraging reading. A book a day keeps the pout-pouts away!

    Debbie Diesen (author of The Pout-Pout Fish)

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