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Pick Up a Book, Pass It Around

While we're encouraging you to write the titles of your favorite books in comments below, you can also celebrate at the Arroyo Seco Branch Library this afternoon.

Oh, what places will you go on Friday March 2--the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss? How about the ?

The library will host a birthday bash for Seuss, where children and parents can share stories, make crafts and enjoy some birthday cake. Participants can also enter to win tee-shirts from the motion picture The Lorax, which will is scheduled to be released in theaters on Friday evening.

Students at Annandale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day on Friday morning, with guests reading passages from their favorites books to students. The readers also took part in brief question and answer sessions with students. 

Also as a part of Read Across America Day, the California Teachers Association has selected two books, “Gaaby and Gator”, a graphic novel by James Burks about friendship, bullying and being accepted for who you are, and “Boris Ate a Thesaurus”, by Neil Klayman and Barry Chung, about a boy who eats a thesaurus.

This year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, and several literacy and youth groups, are calling on book lovers around the nation to take up The Lorax, the popular Dr. Seuss children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment.

Share your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day with Patch or on the Read Across America pledge site. NEA and Lorax' publisher, Random House, also have lesson plans and lots of other materials, resources and printable activities for teachers, parents and kids.

What's your favorite book of all time?

Marilyn Robertson March 03, 2012 at 03:13 PM
My favorite children's book of all time is Willima Steig's DR. DESOTO--something for everyone from the wit and artistry of this former New Yorker cartoon artist.

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