That is right! May is “Get Caught Reading” Month!!! Woot! We love reading at my house and do every night before bed. We also really like Dinosaur Train, so we were excited to review some great books from Dinosaur Train!
Get Caught Reading
Dinosaur’s Train, Buddy and Sid The Science Kid’s Sid, are participating for the first time, this year, in May’s “Get Caught Reading Month”. This is organized by the Association of American Publishers as part of its annual nationwide campaign devised to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
As part of the campaign, both Buddy and Sid are depicted “caught reading” in posters made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations. According to the Association of American Publishers, research indicates that early language experience actually stimulates a child’s brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school.
That is why I read to my kids every night and every chance I get! Members of the association hope to encourage people of all ages to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives. The “Buddy” and “Sid” posters will be available at http://www.getcaughtreading.org
To order the posters, just visit Get Caught Reading. All posters are free, with a $5.00 per set charge for shipping & handling, whether you order one poster or 12.
My kids received three great Dinosaur Train books and they love them. The first night we got them, I had to read all the books twice because my kids loved them so much. They are educational, fun and the pictures are so bright and cheery and cute!
The Books We Received:
*The Buddy & Friends board book: join Buddy as he travels aboard the DINOSAUR TRAIN to introduce kids to some of his friends. Packed with full-color images from the show, this simple book is a perfect introduction to DINOSAUR TRAIN’s many species! SRP $5.99. Ages 3–5
*A Surprise for Mom!: This is a beautiful picture book that follows Buddy and his siblings as they begin to plan something special for Mrs. Pteranodon on her special day. Read along as Team Pteranodon searches high and low for the best gifts ever! SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5.
*Tiny Learns to Fish: The first reader in the Dinosaur Train program follows Mr. Pteranodon as he takes the kids to the big pond to teach them how to fish. There’s just one problem. Tiny can’t catch a fish, and Buddy can’t fly, so they team up to catch fish together! This Level 1 reader is perfect for young fans, who are starting to read on their own. SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5
About Get Caught Reading
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is Get Caught Reading month, but the campaign is promoted throughout the year. Get Caught Reading is supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). About AAP The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the US book publishing industry. AAP’s nearly 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services. The protection of intellectual property rights in all media, the defense of the freedom to read and the freedom to publish at home and abroad, and the promotion of reading and literacy are among the Association’s highest priorities.