Category Archives: This Day In History

Drop Everything!



Have a book you’ve been meaning to read? Why not celebrate National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.) by making today the day you crack open that book? The dishes can wait. So can the laundry. So grab a book and read today.

International Children’s Books Day



“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen and International Children’s Books Day. Spend the day reminiscing about favorite books you read as a child and then share those memories with us.

Read, America!

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss

So celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and National Read Across America Day today by reading.

Oh Bother!

Today we celebrate the birthday of AA Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and National Winnie-the-Pooh Day. Who is your favorite character from the beloved children’s series?


Lift Off to Literacy

Pledge to read an extra 60 seconds for 60 days to commemorate International Literacy Day today. By encouraging literacy, we’re growing readers (and maybe even an audience for the stories we’re writing).