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How Schools and Communities Across the Nation Foster Reading Awareness and Motivation All Year Long

Start With a Book - Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long  — and beyond.

april 2017

A Day to Cheer for Students and Books, April 21, 2017

Educators promote literacy year-round but the celebrations bloom in spring with NEA’s Read Across America, National Poetry Month, School Library Month, and next week, El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros.

march 2016

10 Dr. Seuss Books Every Child Should Read, March 1, 2016

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss is the most beloved children's book author of all time. To celebrate his birthday, the National Education Association coined Read Across America Day, now in its 19th year, to motivate kids to read. What better place to start building your own child's love of reading than with a classic Dr. Seuss story? Here are 10 of our favorites that should be on the bookshelf of every kid's library.

february 2016

Read Across America Book Blast The Winchester Star, February 8, 2016

Books, dogs, cake, and Dr. Seuss hats are some of the fun that will be on hand when the Frederick County Education Association hosts its 20th annual Read Across America Book Blast!



Award-Winning Graphic Novelist Encourages Kids to Read Outside Comfort Zones NEAToday, February 11, 2016

NEA Today speaks with Gene Luen Yang, and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2016, and his plans to help promote diversity in children’s literature.

august 2015

How Reading to Children Can Transform Their Brains Sam P.K. Collins in Aug 5, 2015

Study says reading aloud to children, more than talking, builds literacy




february 2015

Comic Book Stores to Launch Children's Book Week with a Bang Publisher's Weekly, Febrary 5, 2015




Children's Books Honored For Disability Storylines, disability scoop, February 4, 2015

Marjorie Agosín and Yuyi Morales win Pura Belpré Awards for children's literature, Fox News Latino, February 3, 2015




A Survey to Map Early Literacy Initiaives Assisted by New Technologies, Ed Central, February 2, 2015

USBBY Presents Its Annual Outstanding International Books List , School Library Journal, February 4, 2015

january 2015

Battle of the Kids' Books 2015 Contenders Announced - School Library Journal, January 22, 2015





Author Kate DiCamillo becomes first Summer Reading Champion - Star Tribune, January 20, 2015



Study Finds Reading to Children of all Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own - New York Times, January 8, 2015

Scholastic 2015 Kids and Family Reading Report -, January 2015

New Resource from Teaching Tolerance - Facing History and Ourselves, December 12, 2014




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