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June 1, 2016

Happy National Family Literacy Day!

Happy National Family Literacy Day! On every November 1 since 1994, libraries and community centers across the country have celebrated this special day, and for a very good reason.

In a survey of 2,148 adults and children aged 6–171, researchers found that having reading role models or a large book collection at home has a greater impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income. Long story short? A love of reading is contagious. Bring that love into your home and it will spread.

With the holiday season just around the corner, this is the perfect time to cozy up and share favorite stories. In case you need some suggestions, here are some of the stories we’ll be enjoying with our families this winter:


1Harrison Group. Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report. 2012. Print.

Snuggle Up Together:

Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

I Love You, Sleepyhead by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Simon Mendez

Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

The Berenstain Bears’ Stories to Share by Stan and Jan Berenstain


Read and Play Together:

Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes

Merry Christmas Mazes

Pillsbury Kids Cookbook


Watch and Listen Together:

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Night Before Christmas DVDs



Bio about Author: Emma is the merchandising coordinator for the Preschoolers and Kindergartners Reading Club catalogs. She still loves being read to.

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