There will be a lot of reading going on over the next week -
World Book Day is March 1st
Read Across America (Dr. Suess's birthday) is March 2nd
World Read Aloud Day is March 7th
In honor of all the great days, I thought I'd share some great book recommendations as you celebrate with your kids!
3 Lesser Known But Amazing Dr. Suess Books
I love the "Cat in the Hat", "The Lorax", "Green Eggs and Ham" and (of course) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - but I thought I'd share a few lesser known but very enjoyable reads:
"The Sneetches and Other Stories" is a great collection. The Sneetches teach kids about prejudice and why we shouldn't judge others by what they have or don't have. The lesser known stories include "The Zax" which shows us why compromise is important, and "What Was I Scared Of?" talks about bravery and facing your fears.
I'm not sure what I like more about "The Butter Battle Book" - the ridiculously difficult tongue twisters or the historical and thought-provoking references. Great fun for all kids!
"McElligot's Pool" is one of my favorite Suess tales because it showcases imagination and what might happen if you're patient.
Suessville also has some fun online activities and printables for kids!
4 Read-alouds to Share
Believe me, I could list a lot more than four - but here are a few wonderful read-alouds that everyone would enjoy:
"The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau has gorgeous illustrations and shows us how giving to others can give us pleasure.
"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo is a beautiful tale of a journey from selfishness to love. Kids will enjoy learning how a little rabbit touches the lives of many people as he travels and learns to love.
"Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume is hilarious for kids and adults alike. Readers and listeners will laugh and cringe with Peter as he puts up with the escapades of his younger brother, 'Fudge'.
You may have enjoyed "Half Magic" by Edward Eager as a kid, and if not, you will definatly enjoy it as you share it with your kids. Four children find a magic coin that is magic - well, half magic - which leads them to some very strange outlandish outcomes.