Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

State Groovy Joe Ice Cream and DinosaursLibrarian Eric Norris, along with the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee, is pleased to announce that the 2020 title is Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs, by Eric Litwin. This picture book story will appeal to young readers, with a focus on the 2-5 years old age group.

Because we are unsure what story times will look like in November due to Covid-19, one of the factors for choosing this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month title is that it is available digitally on Bookflix, which all Kansas residents can access for free through the State Library’s website.

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  5. Committee Members


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.

For more information about Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, contact Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois, reference librarian for the State Library, sarah.tenfelde-dubois@ks.gov, 800-432-3919.