Today, March 2nd, is Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration hosted by the NEA that takes place on Dr. Seuss's birthday. Seussville.com, organized by Random House Children's Books, has a variety of printable activities and other resources for parents and teachers. Here are a few links celebrating Read Across America Day that I've run across this morning:
- Wendie Old links Read Across America Day and the Kidlitosphere's celebration of nonfiction Monday, saying: "although Dr. Seuss wrote silly stories, he would approve of all the new nonfiction books for children available today".
- Roberta at Wrapped in Foil recommends that you celebrate Read Across America Day by sharing "some fantastic nonfiction with titles from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library?" She highlights some specific titles for Nonfiction Monday.
- Sherry Early at Semicolon shares some of the Dr. Seuss titles that she has in her library, and notes that today is also Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston's birthday.
- Mia Wenjen shares her top 10 Dr. Seuss books and activities at Pragmatic Mom.
- Travis Jonker has some Read Across America Day links at 100 Scope Notes.
All of this makes today a great day to celebrate the joy of reading in general, and the joy of reading Dr. Seuss books in particular. I sent my daughter to school in red and white stripes today, in honor of The Cat in the Hat. Her favorite Seuss title, though, is Wacky Wednesday. My husband's favorite is Fox in Socks. Personally, I am partial to To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. How about you? What are your favorite Seussian titles?
Happy Birthday, Mr. Geisel!