We love celebrating birthdays at Frogbridge. There’s nothing better than seeing a child smile ear to ear, being recognized on their special day as they stand in front of the “Happy Birthday” banner with their birthday crown.
Did you know that March 2 is the birthdate of the famous author, Theodor Seuss Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss)? Each year on March 2, the National Education Association honors the late and beloved author with Read Across America Day. What’s the best way to join in on the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday? By reading a book of course! Although we cannot be together at camp to celebrate, Harry J gave us his picks for a great book to read for NEA’s Read Across America Day.
For Tadpole and Intermediate Campers
This book was published 30 years ago and it is still going strong as a classic today. Don Freeman takes children through Corduroy’s journey from his home in the department store in order to get adopted by a little girl. The beloved picture book instills the themes of compassion and hope.
Green Eggs and Ham
It is the timeless tale of Sam-I-Am’s mission to get another Seuss characters to eat green eggs and ham. Dr. Seuss makes all readers smile and laugh throughout the whole story, allowing their imaginations to run wild.
For Junior Campers
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein never ceases to disappoint. This book is filled with poems and illustrations that every second and third grader will enjoy. Silverstein takes readers into a world where shoes fly and crocodiles go to the dentist.
Ice Cream Summer
The only other thing more irresistible than a nice pool in the summertime is a sweet treat like ice cream. Peter Sis, a Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree, shows how enriching ice cream is not only for you palate but your mind and soul.
For Middle Campers
Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes
R. L. Stine is at it again with a new Goosebumps series. This story features Jay Gardner who notices something strange about the houses in his new neighborhood: each one has a lawn gnome. Stine has an ability that not many authors do; he makes children laugh while still making them jump out of their seats.
Eve Bunting shows readers the beautiful connection between grandparents and their grandchildren. Even though Timmie may be young, he can see what his family and his Grandma are all going through.
For Seniors Campers
A Dog’s Life
Squirrel and Bone are raised as stray dogs and learn how to survive on their own. But when they become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself. Ann M. Martin, the author of the best-selling Babysitter Club books, gives readers the autobiography of a stray dog.
What better way than to build character than digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep all day every single day? Well, Louis Sachar sure had a great story when he wrote Holes and that’s why it won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. The humorous tale is a great story of redemption and filled with entertainment.
For Traveler Campers
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J. K. Rowling introduces Harry Potter into the world in this first book of the series. Harry is an 11-year-old orphan living with his wretched relatives when he receives a life-changing letter in the mail. All children will enjoy Harry’s adventures of becoming a true wizard.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Readers fall into Charlie’s world of high school by reading his funny and overwhelming letters. Sometimes he is trying to just live everyday and others he is trying to run from the norm. Stephen Chbosky makes it hard for anyone to put down this book.