Promoting Literacy and the Love of Reading #RotaryReads {Little Blue Truck Book Series Giveaway}

What a blessing it is to be surrounded by books.  It can be easy to take for granted the fact that you can provide your children with the books and materials that they need in order to grow and learn.  The reality is that many kids around the US desperately need help getting the materials they need in order to be successful.  Yes, libraries are free, but getting there is not always a possibility.

Many local Rotary Clubs have some excellent programs going on in order to try to change the cycle.  Check out what Washington’s Rotary Club is doing with their District 5030 Third Grade Reading Project:

The District 5030 Third Grade Dictionary Project is a literacy project aiming to provide dictionaries to all third grade students living within the area of our 55 clubs — from Tukwila to Seattle, Bellevue to Kent, Kirkland to Federal Way, Lynnwood to Rainier. In third grade, students are beginning to learn word and dictionary skills. By giving each student a dictionary to own and take home, these children will have the resource in their home to develop the very important word skills required of all students in the State of Washington. Dictionaries are very useful to all students and more specifically to English Language Learners and students living below the poverty level. In addition, having dictionaries on-hand mean that parents and guardians will be in a better position to assist with their child’s homework. In doing so, they will also become more competent learners and teachers of their child.

little blue truck book

My own children have developed favorite books over the years and the two that are sticking out the most right now are the Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle.  They are an instant hit with Davis because they feature all types of trucks and vehicles, animals and  sound words.  I love these books because they teach so many concepts in just one sitting that even the youngest readers can catch onto.  Not only will children associate animals with sounds, but they will pick up on rhyme and rhythm.  More than that, kids will learn valuable life lessons about treating others with kindness.  Along with all of the lessons being learned, kids will be pulled in with the vivid yet retro illustrations.

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  1. Tracy Pitcock says:

    It is so hard to pick just one, but I’d have to say “Goodnight Moon”

  2. My favorite is one from my childhood, “The Pokey Little Puppy.”

  3. my 4 year old grandson loves “how do dinosaurs say i love you”

  4. My grandson’s favorite right now is “I Took the Moon for a Walk”

  5. Debbie Jackson says:

    The hungry catepillar
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  6. mine loves ALL curious george!

  7. harold and the purple crayon!

  8. One of my favorites is I Love You Stinky Face.

  9. My kids love anything by dr. seuss!

  10. Any of the Dumpy stories are great. They are written by Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews, and her daughter.

  11. Good Night Moon is one of my favorites

  12. The Giving Tree is my favorite.

  13. Jessica Beard says:

    My son’s favorite right now is Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site.

  14. I have so many favorites! One favorite would be “The Monster at the End of this Book.” It ALWAYS makes the kids laugh! 🙂

  15. It still is Where the Wild things go 🙂

  16. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

  17. Mary Williams says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

  18. apple blossom says:

    Charlotte’s Web

  19. I love books by Eric Carle and my favorite is The Very Lonely Firefly. I love the very ending and watching the surprised look on my little granddaughter’s face which was similar to her expression when she first saw a firefly at night in my backyard. 🙂

  20. He loves anything Dr Suess!

  21. subscribed via rss google – stacey0711n(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. My children like Percival the Plain caterpillar. Thanks for the chance.

  23. brown bear brown bear and Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel

  24. We love any of the Skippyjon Jones books!

  25. i like monster at the end of this book its a sesame street book with grover I read as a child

  26. My son learned the hungry catapillar in speech therapy and now loves this book

  27. Audra Weathers says:

    One of my daughter’s favorites lately is The Shape of You, the Shape of Me by Dr. Seuss.

  28. Moobaa fa la la

  29. My favorite is ‘No more monsters for me’

  30. My Favorite children’s book is Love You Forever. Makes me cry everytime!

  31. Cupcake Surpises

  32. Rebecca Orr says:

    My son like Thunder Cake and Strega Nona!! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  33. My fave as a kid was “Soda Pop!” My son loves a Thomas book called “The Monster Under the Shed.”

  34. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I’m a big dr Seuss fan, so green eggs and ham is my fav.

  35. april yedinak says:

    My favorite children’s book is Guess How Much I Love You

  36. My kids & I like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

  37. My favorite is Madeline


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