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Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!

What could possibly be a better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday than reading? Not only do we celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss‘s birthday, but we are also celebrating National Read Across America, and your hometown libraries are ready! Born on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss would have marked his 109th birthday this year. Less known by his actual given name, Theodor Seuss Geisel, his 44 children’s books are natural classics in the genre which include such favorites as “The Cat in the Hat”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, "TheLorax", and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Celebrate any of Dr. Seuss’s wonderful tales of mischief and morality as we Read Across America today and give you the joy of reading and lifelong learning.  

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat changed the way our children learn how to read. This one is a cartoon classic. 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

This timeless Dr. Seuss classic was first published in 1960, and has been delighting readers ever since. Sam-I-am hopes of convincing the nameless skeptic that green eggs and ham are a delight to be savored. He tries every manner of persuasion, in a house, with a mouse, in a box, with a fox and a whole lot more. Then finally the doubter caves under the enormous pressure exercised by the tireless Sam-I-am. And guess what? Well, you have to find out!

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not.” First published in 1971, Dr. Seuss speaks through the character of The Lorax and gives warning about the enivironment. A more serious work and still very much relavant in today's time among the dangers of tree cutting, air pollution, and disrespecting the planet. A master work by Dr. Seuss and a powerful message for generations to come. 

Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures from the city of Whos on a speck of dust when they are threatened with destruction while the smallest of all Whos helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist. An easy reader book with delightful verse and pictures. First introduced in 1954 and a classic for all time.

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss

A host of inventive creatures help beginning readers recognizes many common "household" words. Dr. Seuss's 1974 classic of simple rhymes are consistently amusing as they are useful; his books are bastions of creative nonsense that simultaneously encourages the joy of wordplay and this is just one of the classics. Check it out today!

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