Make family reading a regular and cherished activity with READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER, a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine.
Picture books in the READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER program are available at a low price for a limited time so that families everywhere can make the most of storytime. These titles include:
• Horton Hears a Who (Dr. Seuss)
Everyone's favorite elephant stars in this heartwarming and timeless story for readers of all ages. In the colorful Jungle of Nool, Horton discovers something that at first seems impossible: a tiny speck of dust contains an entire miniature world--Who-ville--complete with houses and grocery stores and even a mayor! But when no one will stand up for the Whos of Who-ville, Horton uses his elephant-sized heart to save the day. This tale of compassion and determination proves that any person, big or small, can choose to speak out for what is right.
• Llama Llama Misses Mama (Anna Dewdney)
Time to get up, get dressed, and get going, because it's Llama Llama's first day of school! Meet new teachers. Find new friends. But wait . . . why is Mama Llama leaving? It's too much for little Llama. Llama Llama misses Mama! Anyone who loves their mama will relate to Llama Llama in this sweet and satisfying story of a child's first day of school. And with repeated readings, the llama llama in your life will learn the same thing little Llama does. He loves Mama and school, too!
• The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper)
The kindness and determination of the Little Blue Engine have inspired millions of children around the world since the story was first published in 1930. Cherished by readers for ninety years, The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of a little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of determination and kindness to younger readers with this classic picture book!
• The Very Busy Spider (Eric Carle)
Over 50 million people have fallen in love with The Very Busy Spider! Now parents and educators alike can introduce this beloved character to younger readers with this picture book by Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Early one morning a little spider blown by the wind spins her web on a farm yard fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!
• We’re All Wonders (R.J. Palacio)
Over 5 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his dog Daisy.
Countless fans have asked R.J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We're All Wonders, she makes her debut as an artist, with a spare, powerful text and richly-imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world--a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way.
We're All Wonders may be Auggie's story, but it taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.
• Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (Richard Scarry)
Buckle-up for a fun-filled day of planes, trains, automobiles . . . and even a pickle truck! Featuring hundreds of clearly labeled vehicles, this is the perfect book for little vehicle fans from the one and only Richard Scarry.
In celebration of the launch of this campaign, Penguin Random House will make a one-time donation of books to First Book, a literacy non-profit.