Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

2018 - Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath Adventure


Cover image for Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson

State Librarian Eric Norris, along with the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee, is pleased to announce that the 2018 title is Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. This picture book story will appeal to young readers, with a focus on the 2-5 year old age group. Ten Pigs is available in several formats, including hardcover, eBook, paperback and board book (available through Amazon and other vendors).

Scholastic’s Literacy Partnership Program (FACE) program will be participating in this year’s title selection, for giveaways during story time.

The State Library will be purchasing copies of this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month title—one hardback book for each public library location. These books may be used to celebrate this special event in any way your library chooses, and should be added to your library’s circulating collection. Libraries can expect to have their copies well in advance of the event.

In keeping with the change to Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month, the committee encourages participation throughout the month of November, so please keep track of the number of children who hear the book during the entire month to include those statistics on the Kansas Public Library survey.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week and month.

Watch this page for more information, including order forms and promotional materials.

2018 Committee members:

  • Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois, State Library of Kansas
  • Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System
  • Tracey DeShazo, Silver Lake Public Library
  • Anne Harris, Wichita Public Library
  • Donna Knoell, Educational Consultant
  • Vanessa Dauber, Coffey County Library
  • Janet Reynolds, La Cygne Library
  • Nikkie Sierra, North Central Kansas Libraries System
  • Samantha Sulsar, Child Care Aware of Kansas