Save the Dates – March 4 & 5, 2016 for Aquidneck Island’s hallmark event celebrating children’s books! Authors and illustrators will visit students in island elementary and middle schools on Friday 3/4. The festivities continue at Salve Regina University on Saturday 3/5. Salve education majors will create the ever popular discovery zones with the theme ‘Building Readers Book by Book’ . There will be arts and crafts, STEM activities and of course lots of reading! Check back here soon for the list of the featured authors and illustrators that will be visiting your schools.March into Reading Program
March 20 – 21, 2015
Now in its 12th year, March into Reading has become a hallmark event for Aquidneck Island students, their families and their teachers!
March into Reading promotes reading as a community value. March into Reading supplies schools with quality children’s books and engages students in ACE preschools, elementary and middle schools in common reading. In addition, teachers and librarians in classrooms and school libraries throughout Aquidneck Island guide students in author and book studies of March into Reading’s featured authors and illustrators. (scroll down to see the featured authors and illustrators that have been featured in past years)
The program culminates in a two-day, island-wide celebration of children’s books. Authors and illustrators visit schools on a Friday to read books, demonstrate how books are illustrated and talk with children about their love of reading and writing.
The following day, the festivities continue at Salve Regina with author and illustrator presentations, book sales and signings, special exhibits, and the very popular discovery rooms designed by Salve Regina’s education majors. The festival nurtures families’ engagement in their children’s learning by giving children the opportunity to introduce their parents to the authors and books they have studied in school.
March into Reading 2015 Traveling Through Time with Books
Authors & Illustrators
March into Reading 2014, Hidden Treasurer’s
|Maryann Cocca Leffler|
The 10th Annual March into Reading 2013
Imagine That – A Novel Idea!
Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2 Program
March into Reading 2013 Authors & Illustrators
David Macaulay author of The Way We Work, Mosque, The New Way Things Work
Marc Tyler Nobleman author of Bill, the Boy Wonder, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Laura Gates Galvin author of I Love My Mommy, Alphabet Animals and Smithsonian’s Backyard Series
Mark Peter Hughes author of Lemonade Mouth, A Crack in the Sky
Ann Hood author of How I Saved My Father’s Life, The Treasure Chest series
David Biedrzycki author of The Boat Alphabet Book, ACE Lacewing Bug Detective Series
Lucinda Landon author of Meg Macintosh History Mysteries series
Laura Backman author of Lemon the Duck