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Read Aloud to a Child Week 2022 Theme Announcement

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Every year during the last week of October, Read to Them sponsors Read Aloud to a Child Week, a national event to showcase the importance of reading aloud to children and to encourage families to read together. For over 20 years, Read Aloud to a Child Week has been a stress-free way for everyone to engage with the literacy community. Participating is as simple as selecting books of your choice and reading aloud together.

The 2022 event will run from October 23rd – 29th. Be sure to mark your calendar— you won’t want to miss it!

This past May, you had the opportunity to vote for the Read Aloud to a Child Week theme. Read to Them is pleased to announce that this year’s winning theme is “OFF ON AN ADVENTURE”!

So prepare to pack your bags as we set off this October. You’ll want to buckle up and come along for the ride. That’s the beauty of reading: books can take you on wild romps and noble quests, heart-pounding adventures that just might teach you a thing or two along the way. And what better way to launch a journey than to do it together?

To get you started, we have paired five chapter books from our catalog with corresponding picture books so children of various ages can have adventure-filled books to share. Check them out below:

Chapter BooksPicture Books
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Geneva BRaising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Elise Primavera
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae PerkinsChirri & Chirra Underground by Kaya Doi (translated from Japanese by David Boyd)
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz, illustrated by Jennifer Black ReinhardtLouise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris GrabensteinThe Night Library by David Zeltser, illustrated by Raul Colón
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (available in Spanish)Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (available in Spanish)
The Wanderer by Sharon CreechThe Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, illustrated by The Fan Brothers
Some Places More Than Others by Renée WatsonThe World Belonged to Us by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

We hope you’re eager to read with us!

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