Indy Moms Read : Our Favorite Books for Read Across America Day


March 2nd is national Read Across America Day. As a team, the IMB writers have compiled a list of our favorite children’s books to help celebrate the day.

Anything Dr. Seuss — seriously, this day is made possible because of his birthday

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  (Kait)

The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann (Tiffany)

Llama llama Red Pajama by Ana Dewdney (Candace)

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Candace)

All The World by Liz Garton Scanlon (Tara)

Don’t Let the Pigeon books by Mo Willems (Tiffany)

But Not the Hippopotamus and anything else by Sandra Boynton (Tanya)

The Book with No Pictures BJ Novak (Kait)

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (Fran)

Pete the Cat series by Eric Litwin (Tiffany)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (Fran)

Click Clack Moo:Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin (Tanya)

The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman (Vanessa)

Pete and Pickles by Berkeley Breathed (Nickie)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. (Tanya)

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (Samantha)

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (Fran)

Dinosaur Farm by Fran Preston Gannon (Nikki)

Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister (Joi)

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (Samantha)

The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka (Tanya)

Any of the Berenstein Bears books (Vanessa)

I Would Tuck You In by Sarah Asper-Smith (Nikki)


Share with us! What are some your family’s favorite books?



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Kait is a small town, Indiana girl who knew she was destined for the Big(ger) City when she grew up. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she found her love and passion as a second grade teacher in Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for nine years. Kait is the mom to three sweet littles, Cohen, Lola and Remy, and a teenage step-daughter. When she isn’t busy attempting to play Super Mom, she enjoys running, fashion, iced coffee and spending time with her family. Kait and her husband Kurtis reside in Westfield where they are raising their young family. You can catch up with her wild journey through motherhood on her blog, High Heels and Mommy Ordeals.