Early March, schools celebrate Read Across America. We think this is a grand idea. There really is nothing better than taking time to read a good book, unless it’s taking time to eat a stroopwafel while reading.
The date was chosen originally to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2. Recent years have seen broader efforts to encompass modern picture books. Still, it is likely you’ll see kids marching around in Cat in the Hat hats since that’s just a fun thing to do.
If you are celebrating, stroopwafel is a great treat to bring to your child’s classroom, whether it’s a class of 20 or a homeschool of 3. It’s a different and unusual cookie that can spark conversation. 3Bros Dutch Cookies offers a rare place where you can get cookies that are freshly baked, individually wrapped, and shipped fast to you. Try them!
There are many lists of books for Read Across America. This seems like a great list for this celebration.
How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
I am a Story by Dan Yaccarino
Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silverstro, Tatjana Mai-Wysee
Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Read! Read! Read! By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Ryan O’Rourke
Look! A Book! By Bob Staake
Open this Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy, Lee, Sara Gillingham
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree, Naoko Stoop
I Do Not Like Books Anymore by Daisy Hirst
The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli
Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julian Donaldson, Axel Scheffler