2007 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers!  The State Library of Kansas & the Kansas Center for the Book, in their third year of sponsoring this project, is excited to offer not one, not two, but THREE books promoting the importance of reading to preschoolers and other Kansas youth!

A Statewide, Preschool Reading Initiative
brought to you by the State Library's Kansas Center for the Book



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Congratulations! Kansas Reads to Preschoolers was the recipient of Safe Kids Kansas' 2007 Service Recognition Award.  The award was presented in Topeka, December 4, 2007.  

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2007 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers ABOUT SAFETY

program corresponds with
the nationally recognized 
Childrenís Book Week slated for November
11-17, 2007.

November 11-17, 2007
The State Library of Kansas & the Kansas Center for the Book were once again proud to promote the importance of reading to Kansas preschoolers & other youth.  In our third year of sponsorship, we were excited to offer not one, not two, but THREE books that set a course for learning and are fun to read, too!!  Supporting our endeavor, this website continues to provide program suggestions and opportunity for you to share your related ideas and activity pictures!
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Read to a tot --
no matter what!!!


Itís Time to Call 911:
What to do in an Emergency

Penton Overseas, Inc , a board book with sound.


Children can learn what to do and say when there is an emergency.  Because of this book his grandmother had given to him, a four year old knew what action to take when he could not awaken his mother!  This book was also featured on the Good Morning America news program.



Look Both Ways:
A Cautionary Tale

by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander, dzshore@bellsouth.net, age range 4-8.


When Filbert the squirrel goes to his grandmotherís to pick up acorns he learns the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street.


Do Kangaroos Wear Seatbelts?

by Jane Kurtz, www.janekurtz.com, age range 4-8.

On a visit to the zoo, a little boy imagines what it would be like to be various animals, such as a hippopotamus or a penguin, then listens as his mother explains how all parents keep their young ones safe.


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