Tuesday, September 10, 2013

4 Kids | Read @ Home Night

If you're looking for something fun to do on Saturday, September 21, you should definitely check out Family Day at the Park. This FREE event is filled with great activities, music, and food. And it's all celebrating literacy. It's part of San Joaquin Reads Month. If you've never been before, trust me. You will love it.

Another part of San Joaquin Reads Month is Read at Home Night. We'll celebrate this on Thursday, September 12. So you're wondering...how do we celebrate this? It's simple. Stop by your local library and pick up a book (or three or eight) to share as a family. 

I know. I know. You're wondering...how will I ever pick a book to share with my family?

I've made it very easy for you. I asked my colleagues to share their choices of best Read @ Home books. Here are some of their suggestions:

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches. 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. 
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse. 

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin. 
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing. 

And for longer books to share as a family -- perhaps a chapter a night -- here are some great titles sure to be enjoyed by all:

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl 
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
E.B. White's Stuart Little

Happy Reading...and Happy Read @ Home Night. 

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