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Celebration of Reading

tpt celebrates  Read Across America Day on March 2 and all month long! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids and teens with books! tpt is bring you the events and resources to get your kids excited about reading!

"The National Education Association's Read Across America celebration is not just about one hour or one day of reading," said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.  "It is about cultivating a lifetime of good reading habits in students that will translate into academic success."

What Is Your Favorite Childhood Book?

tpt kicked off its Celebration of Reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss birthday, and the fun continues all month long! In honor of this month set aside to get kids excited about reading, we want to know what your favorite childhood book is and how you continue to enjoy reading today.

Click here to share your favorite childhood book and visit our Public Insight Network to answer more of our questions.

Dr. Seuss Trivia Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Dr. Seuss trivia today to kick off our Celebration of Reading month! If you're a winner, email us at tptLEARN@tpt.org with your contact information so we can send you your prizes!
Thanks again for participating.

  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #1 Winner - Tony Hoffer (answer: And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street)
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #2 Winner - Annie Estes (answer: Green Egg and Ham)
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #3 Winner - Ericka Coffelt (answer: Oh The Places You Will Go)
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #4 Winner - Ryan Pletz (answer: Fox In Socks)
  • Favorite Dr. Seuss Book Winner - Neil Dahlheimer
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #5 Winner - Shannon Lavin Vanjoske (answer: Martin Short
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Question #6 Winner - Coreen Stettner Blau (answer: Oh The Places You'll Go!)

Share Your Love For Dr. Seuss

Be sure to check out the tpt Facebook page throughout the month of March for Dr. Seuss trivia where you can win some fun prizes to get your kids excited about reading! Plus, share your favorite Dr. Seuss books with other Seuss fans, like Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love:

Meet The Cat In The Hat

Join tpt at Southdale Center on March 24 from noon – 2:00 p.m. for a 75 Years of Imagination, 2-hour event celebrating Dr. Seuss. The free event includes:

  • Picture opportunity with the Cat in the Hat
  • Story time
  • Goody bags
  • Crafts
  • Parade
  • Prizes

Reading Around Town - At Your Library

Carver County

  • Waconia and Watertown Library in Carver County
    Dr. Seuss StorytimeMarch 1- 10:30 am
    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with a Super Storytime and activities!
    11:00 in Watertown

Dakota County

  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
    Celebrate Read Across America with Dr. Seuss stories, films and crafts. Supplies provided. Ages: 0–6
    • Thu., March 1, 10:30–11 am
      Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
    • Fri., March 2, 10:30–noon
      Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 South Frontage Rd., Hastings, MN 55033

  • Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose with SteppingStone Theatre
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish! We’ll explore rhythm in song, movement, speech, imagination and more while bringing stories to life. Kids will learn teamwork and develop characters and emotions through frozen pictures and creative movement. Registration required. A Minnesota Legacy Program. Ages: 3–5
    • Fri., March 9, 10:30–11:30 am
      Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124
    • Tue., March 27, 10:30–11:30 am
      Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 South Frontage Rd., Hastings, MN 55033 

  • Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
    Discover great books and fun activities to engage kids in five simple practices that will help them acquire the skills to be ready to read. Continuing education hours available. Registration
    required. Ages: Adults
    • Sat., March 24, 10–noon
      Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville, MN 55044

Washington County

  • One County One Book
    Read The Reading Promise: My Father and the Book We Shared by Alice Ozma
    Take the Reading Pledge
    Meet the author Alice Ozma (family story-sharing & author talk)
    Click here for details

Hennepin County

Scott County

  • B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet – David Giesner, the author & illustrator of “B is for Battle Cry”, will present reading, storytelling, and music in period costume, as well as talk about how the book was written and illustrated. Best for school-age children and their families.
    • Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm
      Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave S, Savage
      Funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

  • Lifelong Literacy: Leap into Reading with Minnesota Department of Education - (click here for details)
    • Launch Into Reading Day -- Feb. 29

Fun Websites

pbskids.org/catinthehat - Games and Guides to the show!
seussville.com - A splendifourous adventure into all things Seuss
pbsparents.org/catinthehat – Resources for Parents
pbsteachers.org/catinthehat – Resources for Teachers

Twitter Talking About Seuss

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