Read Across America with Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss books are some of my all-time favorites. In fact, if I remember correctly, Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham were among the very first books I ever read all by myself. When Ray graduated from UCLA, his aunt gave him Oh, the Places You’ll Go! with a beautiful sentiment written inside. And, fast forward a bunch of years and I read Dr. Suess books to all of our children, teaching them to read with Pop, Sam, and the Cat in the Hat.

March 2nd happens to be Dr. Suess’ birthday and Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on this day. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. This year, Josh and Noah’s school is planning something extra fun… It’s a big secret, but I can tell you that it involves lots of tall, red and white hats!

So, what will you do to celebrate? How about some green eggs and ham? Hop on over to NEA’s Read Across America site for activities, lesson plans, and more. Or, head over to Pinterest to find lots of fun ideas for a big birthday party for Dr. Suess. 

How about heading to Wal-mart, where they are offering a great deal so you can either start your Dr. Seuss library or, do like we did, and add to it. Regular priced Dr. Seuss beginner books are on sale for $5, instead of the regular price of $8.99, and the Dr. Seuss board books are only $3.50 (regularly $4.99).

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As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Paul Czekaj says

    Hi, my name is Paul Czekaj singer/song writer. My friend Becky Mason who was my Daughters elementary school librarian asked me if I could write a song in celebration of “Read Across America” to share with her students. I wrote an original song called “Reading’s Lot’s of Fun” that features many Dr. Seuss books I remember reading as a child. I’ve been performing the song at the school for the children for the past fifteen years! They really like it a lot. It’s a very upbeat bouncy song. It has been enjoyed so much that I recorded the song and added a fun video to go along with it. Here’s the link to watch it. You can also watch “Reading’s Lot’s of Fun” and all my videos by going to youtube and typing in my name Paul Czekaj. The words to the song are below. I hope you enjoy it and share it with any child who loves to read.

    Paul Czekaj

    Reading’s Lot’s of Fun

    Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss, He makes reading lots of fun. Chorus.

    Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss, I don’t know what story is my favorite one.

    One of the stories that I laugh at, Is the one with the boy and his 500 hats.

    Or that sticky stuff that was a pain in the neck, Poor old Bartholomew and the oobleck. Chorus

    A flower growing out of your head is crazy. But it happened in the story of daisy-Head Mayzie

    Horton told the mayor to make noise until. The kangaroos heard them, so he saved Who-ville. Chorus

    The tongue twisting rhymes by socks in fox, Could never be repeated by old Mr. Knox.

    Horton sat on a egg on tree that bent, Cause an elephant’s faithful, One hundred percent. Chorus

    Thidwick the big hearted moose is the best. Cause a host above all must be nice to his guests.

    For breakfast if you what green eggs and ham.Your gonna have to see a guy named Sam I Am. Chorus

    Don’t know which story eeee…eeeeee Is my fav fav fav fav fav fav favorite one