Hey, America—time to get reading!
assistant buyer, books
The National Education Association’s Read Across America is a huge national party—
an annual reading motivation and awareness program that grows bigger and more
important each year, teaching children not just to read, but to love reading. In 1997
a small task force at NEA came up with a BIG idea to get kids excited about books
and about reading. They ;gured the perfect day to kick it all off would be Dr. Seuss’
birthday. So on March 2, 1998, the largest celebration of reading was born.
Now at this time each year, in cities big and small, all across the nation, teachers,
publishers, students, parents, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, and others take
the time to recognize the importance of reading with activities and events.
Last year 45 million people took part in the festivities. This year,
join in the fun and we’ll make it 45 million … and one!
Random House |
hardcover | ;ction |
| Item #729210
It’s important to keep reading all year, not just on this special day
or during this month, but 365 days a year. So come to
Costco for your favorite books … and get reading!
Random House | hardcover |
;ction | available late February |
Random House | hardcover | ;ction | available mid-February | Item #647212
See digital editions for video.
Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2013 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.
It’s never too early
TM & © 1997 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L. P., and NEA. Cat in the Hat image. TM & © 1957 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L. P. All Rights Reserved.
to start reading!
Take children step by step
into the wonderful world of
reading on their own with
this collection of phonics-based beginning readers.
Each book features at least
10 stories with beloved
characters so kids will want
to read the stories over
and over again. Choose
from any of the many
Multi-publisher | hardcover | ;ction | available mid-February | Item #645901
Read your Captain
With over 50 million
books in print, he’s the
superhero in his skivvies—
he’s the amazing Captain
Underpants. He’s battled the Naughty
Cafeteria Ladies and
Professor Poopypants, and
even wrestled the Wicked
Wedgie Woman. Now
George and Harold take on
Tippy Tinkletrousers and his
Scholastic | hardcover | ;ction | available now | Item #729161
Turn the ordinary into an
From the best-selling
series comes a sparkly
magic, love, and
imagination to turn a
run-down park into a greenatastic garden.
Together, Pinkalicious and Peter take turns
making wishes, showing their love for
making the park a more pinkatastic place!
HarperCollins | hardcover | ;ction | on sale January 29 | Item #586406
What’s better than
one book? A three-book pack, of course!
Reading is fun with
New from Patterson’s epic saga
Whit and Wisty Allgood ;nd themselves
at odds for the very ;rst time when a
named Heath enters
their lives. Now the
and sister must
;nd a way to rally
together before the
world they recently
saved collapses in
;e Kiss, new from
Take reading to
another level with
books that talk back!
As kids follow the
story they press the corresponding buttons
to hear sounds and voices. Participate in the
story, and encourage
hours of imaginative
play with the many
titles to choose from.
Books may not be available in all locations. All book jackets are subject to change. Political opinions expressed in books carried by Costco in no way re;ect the opinions of Costco’s management, buying staff, or The Costco Connection.
Workman | hardcover | ;ction | available early February | Item #668203 Hachette | hardcover | ;ction | available early February | Item #728582
Publications International |
hardcover | ;ction | available early
February | Item #709403