Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2021
State Librarian Eric Norris, along with the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee, is pleased to announce that the 2021 title is Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard.
This picture book story will appeal to young readers, with a focus on the 2-5 years old age group.
Grumpy Bird is available in several formats, including hardcover and board book. This title will also be available in cloudLibrary during the months of November and December with unlimited usage.
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Scholastic is offering good discounts on paperbacks to be given to children.
**Please use the supplied order form when ordering books for your Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event so that we can track the amount or our statistics.**
To get the discount on this year's tittle, your organization must be a member of Scholastic's Literacy Partnership program. Opening a FACE/LP account is free, and easy to do. If you are unsure if your library is a member of the LP program please call Tracy Koertgen Aney at 800-387-1437 ext.6302 or email email@example.com. Checks can be made out to Scholastic Inc.
Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of some very silly picture books including the bestselling Grumpy Bird series (Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird and Sleepy Bird) and Me Hungry. His current projects include a couple of graphic novels with HarperCollins (Yorick and Bones, cowritten with his teenage daughter, Hermione). He has also illustrated books for other authors: Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail; It’s a Tiger! by David Larochelle; Here Comes Destructorsaurus! by Aaron Reynolds; and Melvis and Elvis by iconic Canadian writer Dennis Lee.
Thanks to the following 2021 committee members for all their hard work:
- Patty Collins, Central Library System
- Vanessa Dauber, Coffey County Library
- Tracey DeShazo, Silver Lake Public Library
- Kathy Ellison, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
- Donna Knoell, Educational Consultant
- Lisa Newman, Salina Public Library
- Janet Reynolds, La Cygne Library
- Sandy Wilkerson, North Central Libraries System
- Tammie Benham, Southeast Library System
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week and month.
For more information about Kansas Reads to Preschoolers contact Nikki Hansen, Resource Sharing Librarian for the State Library. firstname.lastname@example.org