Dr Seuss Day
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!
Have you heard of Read Across America? Read Across America, also known as Dr Seuss Day, is a yearly observance in the US inaugurated by the National Education Association. It is typically held on the school day that is nearest to March 2nd, Dr Seuss birthday.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American artist, book publisher, animator, poet, a political cartoonist as well as an author. He is best known for authoring over 60 children’s books.
The initiative began in 1997 as a way to encourage children in reading more books and also getting them excited about reading. It doesn’t have to be Dr Seuss Books they read as long as they are reading!
Take a look below at some of my favorite books for toddlers and early elementary kiddos.
Oh The Places You Will Go – Dr Seuss
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Eric Carle
Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae
Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson
The Wonky Donkey – Craig Smith
Fiona Flamingo – Rachel Urrutia Chu
Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell
Princess For A Day – P. Tomar
Uni the Unicorn – Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Human Body – A Shine A Light Book – Carron Brown & Rachael Saunders
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Sheep Go to Sleep – Nancy Shaw
The Little Blue Truck – Series – Alice Schertle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Dragons Love Tacos – Adam Rubin
Sweet Child of Mine – Caroline Jayne Church
Splat the Cat – Series – Rob Scotton
The Napping House – Audrey and Don Wood
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak