Read Across America

Read Across America

Read Across America 2016 
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Read Across America is an annual celebration of reading that culminates on March 2, the birthday of prolific children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known and loved worldwide as Dr. Seuss.

Invite the Cat in the Hat to your School

The Cat in the Hat comes back…and he’s just in time to help your school celebrate NEA’s Read Across America!  NJEA members can request a visit from the Cat himself right online.  The first 50 members who register for a visit will receive an authentic red-striped stovepipe hat.  Visits begin in early February and continue through the middle of March. Learn more

Tell us about your RAA Celebration

Planning a great Read Across America event?  We want to hear about it!  Simply fill out this form and email it back to so we can share all the great things that are happening in New Jersey’s public schools.

Send us photos from your Read Across America Celebration

On behalf of the Cat in the Hat, NJEA will post photos of your Read Across America celebration in a gallery at Some of those photos will be published in the April edition of the NJEA Review. Choose your favorite two or three photos from your event and send them to In the email, provide a suggested caption for each photo you send. Include your school’s name and town name. Learn more

Ready for your 15 minutes of Fame?

How about sending your latest video to SchoolTube? It can be your own music reading video, book trailer, or coverage of a recent event. SchoolTube has created a Read Across America channel just for you. To sign up and share your videos, go to SchoolTube.


Read what members said about their Read Across America celebrations when the Cat in the Hat came to visit! Learn more

In the News

Wanaque students celebrate Seuss -, March 16, 2016

Hundreds 'Read Across America' in Montville Township - New Jersey Hills, March 16, 2016

In Mount Olive schools, it was all things Seussian - New Jersey Hills, March 16, 2016

State senator reads to Montville students - The Citizen of Morris County, March 15, 2016

Randolph Observes Read Across America Week -, March 13, 2016

Senator Pennacchio Celebrates Reading in Woodmont Elementary and Montville Township High School -, March 13, 2016

Read Across America highlighted at Walnut Ridge in Vernon -, March 11, 2016

Read Across America highlighted at Walnut Ridge in Vernon -, March 11, 2016

How Knoltown celebrates Read Across America Week -, March 11, 2016

CRANBURY: Students hop on popular program to celebrate Dr. Seuss -, March 10, 2016

Students celebrate reading in annual tribute to Dr. Seuss -, March 10, 2016

Little Ferry students celebrate Read Across America -, March 10, 2016

Cliffside Park students celebrate Read Across America Day -, March 10, 2016

I Teach a Thing 1 or Thing 2 at FKH Elementary -, March 6, 2016

Roselle Board of Ed President Celebrates Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Students -, March 5, 2016

Jersey City schools celebrate Dr. Seuss with Read Across America - South Jersey -, March 5, 2016

Crazy hats, a cat and lots of enthusiasm kick off Read Across America -, March 4, 2016

Schools throughout county mark 'Read Across America' Day - New Jersey Herald, March 4, 2016

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