Today marks the 14th annual Read Across America Day. Each year on March 2nd (in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!), the National Education Foundation calls on all communities, schools and libraries to celebrate the joy of reading. Want to get involved? Click here to pledge to promote reading today. Or, explore your neighborhood HPB – you can discover new books for your burgeoning bookworms and maybe even attend a local story time.
Dr. Seuss (real name Theodor Geisel) would have been 108 today. He published 46 children’s books in his lifetime, many of which still outsell newly published kids’ books more than half a century later. Check out this article (thanks, Mental Floss) for the cool stories behind some of Dr. Seuss’ most notable works. (Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham was written to win a bet? Seuss’ publisher wagered $50 that he couldn’t write a book using fewer than 50 words. Easy money for Seuss, thanks to Sam-I-Am.)
— Kate and BW