Happy D.E.A.R. Day!

As previewed in yesterday’s post today is D.E.A.R. Day  — Drop Everything And Read Day–a day designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority.

Grab a book and a big chair or a Kindle and a comfy cushion and get ready to read, preferable with someone or to someone!

Although I am not a librarian, here is one suggestion: please do not confine yourself to books in rigid age ranges. Just have fun and read! Here are a few suggestions:

So Few of Me by Peter Reynolds~Leo’s list of things to do keeps growing, until one day he wishes, “If only there were two of me.” As he gets his wish, life becomes more complicated, not less complicated.



The Dot by Peter Reynolds–A teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student Vahti to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who “can’t” draw either, “a really great artist.”


Ish by Peter ReynoldsA creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right.” As a companion, see also the FableVision website with artwork created by Peter Reynolds and this video review.



Sky Color by Peter Reynolds. Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?


Author Peter H. Reynolds offers a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.

and that is also a timely reminder for this weekend!

What are you going to read this weekend?

Happy D.E.A.R. Day!