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Book PaRtY!

Our kids love books thanks, in part, to my husband reading to them from infancy. Books are such an important part of their nightly routine that we can seriously skip reading as a form of punishment!

(No books tonight if you don’t clean up that mess!)

Now in the 2nd grade, Mallory is a terrific reader. Kindergartner Gage is as excited about reading as his sister was at age 6. I love it!  

A local company wants to help YOU instill a love of reading in your child. For the 30th year, Reading Literacy Learning, Inc. is holding a party in honor of books, and your family gets the gifts!

With the mission of planting the seeds of literacy in our community, a children’s book party will be held in Balboa Park on Saturday, April 26th. Each child in attendance will receive the gift of two brand new books to help grow their home libraries.  Parents will appreciate the wide selection of titles- everything from Dora the Explorer to Clifford the Big Red Dog and Harry Potter, which are donated from a variety of sources. The vast majority of books are geared to children in kindergarten through third grade, but there will also be books for up to high school level as well.

The Children’s Book Party is taking place on Saturday, April 26th from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. For more information visit www.childrensbookparty.org.

Need some home library book ideas?  Here’s the list I used when my children were toddlers. It was given to me by a former librarian and incredible storyteller who went by the name “Storytime Stacy.” We miss her!

“My Absolutely Positively Favorite Books to Read at Storytime! I would read these books every week if I could. They have never let me down.” – Stacy

Where’s My Teddy? — Jez Alborough
If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jane Cabrera
Bark, George – Jules Feiffer
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark – Ken Geist
Seals on the Bus – Lenny Hort
Little Bunny Foo-Foo – Paul Brett Johnson
Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot: Songs and Rhymes for Toilet Training – Bruce Lansky
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons – David Martin
Yummy Yucky – Leslie Patricelli
Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around – Claudia Rueda
Duck on a Bike – David Shannon
Once Upon a Time – Nick Sharratt
The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Lorianne Siomades
Bertie Was a Watchdog – Rick Walton
Leonardo the Terrible Monster – Mo Willems
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog – Mo Willems
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? – Jane Yolen
Jump Up – Dan Zanes (comes with CD)

 

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