Reading Through The States: Children’s Book Lists


Have you visited the Reading Through the States website lately? Started as a way to supplement a driving trip across the United States with a children’s book from every state visited, it has grown into a catalog of books with strong settings.

My wonderful website guru and I have been upgrading the lists and the look over the summer. We decided on red, white, and blue as our color theme. It was a long process, but we’re ready for the big reveal!

Please let us know if you have any difficulties clicking through or viewing the lists.

We would always love to hear any additions or recommendations you may have.



March is a Great Month For Children’s Books!

Are you Reading Across America today?

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The National Education Association is sponsoring the 16th annual Read Across America on March 1, 2013, as the start of the NEA’s National Reading Month. Even if you don’t participate today, you might be interested in their extensive lists of resources to help with future projects.

Also on tap this month, the children’s literature experts are rounding up some fabulous and exciting information about women’s history at Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History Month.


I am pleased to announce that this year’s theme is for Women’s History Month is women in STEM. Look for more about that next week.

Also next week comes World Read Aloud Day, March 6, 2013.

WorldReadAloud 2013

This event is for everyone, adults and children. It is designed to promote worldwide literacy. You can also download LitWorld’s picture book New Day, New Friends on the page linked above.

If you are a serious bibliophile, you might want to check out the 50th anniversary Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Monday March 25 through Thursday March 28, 2013, although it is “is rigorously reserved to professional operators.”

Are there any events I missed? How are you celebrating children’s literacy this month?