Celebrate Read Across America Day! 5 Recommended Books for Kids


“The imaginations of children across the country are ignited when they open up a good book.” – Dennis Van Roekel, NEA President

Today we celebrate National Read Across America Day!  Encouraging children to become lifelong readers is a passion shared by millions of adults, as well as the ultimate passion for all of us here at the Reading Kingdom.  In observance of Dr. Seuss’ (Theodor Geisel’s) birthday on March 2nd, we unite to spark children’s imagination and creativity in our youth with five recommended books for kids that you can read tonight!

books-for-kids-richard-scarryRecommended Books for Kids

5. Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever

Can you imagine compiling every object that exists in a child’s world? It seems impossible —but Richard Scarry has achieved this feat. From home, to school, to the neighborhood, to the zoo and on and on, this amazing author and illustrator brings the world to a child’s fingertips.


4. The Cricket in Times Square

It’s always a treat when a talented author takes the ambitions and plights of our fellow human beings and let’s us view them through the eyes of our animal compatriots. In this case, it’s a cricket who changes the lives of a host of New Yorkers. Little Chester from Connecticut unwittingly ends up in the Big Apple after jumping into the picnic basket of some unsuspecting New Yorkers.

3. The Winter of Red Snow

The Revolutionary War represents an amazing period that has something important to say to practically everyone. This book is wonderful for offering the perspective of a young girl’s experiences with this vital part of our history.

2. The Snowy Day

The book is deservedly a Caldecott Medal winner that you and your child can enjoy again and again.

kids-books-hungry-caterpillar1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In this entrancing and beautifully illustrated book, a caterpillar hatches and then each day eats through a successive number of pieces of fruit (teaching counting up to five and the days of the week). Then, after going into a cocoon, the little creature hatches into a beautiful butterfly.


To enjoy these recommended books for kids and join the celebration of National Read Across America Day, children must learn to read!

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