Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2021

coverState Librarian Eric Norris, along with the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee, is pleased to announce that the 2021 title is Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard.


This picture book story will appeal to young readers, with a focus on the 2-5 years old age group.


Grumpy Bird is available in several formats, including hardcover and board book. This title will also be available in cloudLibrary during the months of November and December with unlimited usage.

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  3. Ordering & Read Alikes
  4. About the Author/ Illustrator
  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 Nicole Hansen, reference librarian for the State Library.