National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day. While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.
Don’t keep it to yourself. Share the experience! Read aloud either to children or to grandparents. Read to your pets or to your stuffed animals and plants.
Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. Books are an inexpensive entertainment, education and time machine, too!
Get Reading For #NationalReadABookDay
- Elvis Is King by Jonah Winter
Bold, vibrant, and captivating — just like its main character — Elvis Is King! introduces a new generation of young readers to the iconic performer. Illustrated with moody and evocative clay figures, this book captures both Elvis’s amazing life and the heart of rock ‘n’ roll.
- There Are No Bears In This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach
No one gets past Muffin and into The Little Bear Bakery. No one. Except, maybe, perhaps on occasion, a bear. Just a little one. Who might be a little hungry. Or maybe a lot hungry. Now Muffin has a problem. But Muffin also has donuts. Which, as we all know, bears like an awful lot.
- When Sadness Is At Your Door by Eva Eland
Kids often struggle to understand and cope with their emotions, especially the hard ones like anger and sadness. Talking about our feelings helps us process them, and this book gives parents a tender and comforting way to work through sadness with their kids.