5 Recommended Books for National Reading Day

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Hip hip hooray, it’s National Reading Day!

Every January, hundreds of thousands of children in pre-K through third grade celebrate the joy of reading to develop the literacy foundation they need to become lifelong learners.  Alongside the children are schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, parents and all of us here at Reading Kingdom to bolster the cause of literacy with educational activities for kids and more.

Here are 5 books we recommend for National Reading Day

1. 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.

2. 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.

4. The Snowy Day

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

5. The Very Hungry Caterpiller

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.

Have your students celebrate National Reading Day today with one of the books above!

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