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Lil’ Readers Explore Shapes, Sounds, and Different Animals with Read to Rise

February 12, 2020

Learn About Your World, and Win Free Prizes, with Reading


This story is the fifth part of a year-long series. Read the previous entry here.

The weather in Nashville has been pretty dreary lately, but our lil’ readers don’t mind.

After all — rainy days are the perfect time to cozy up with a great book!

And there’s been a lot of reading for Goldie, Poppy, and Ray this month as they explore new shapes, sounds, and animals with Read to Rise at Nashville Public Library (NPL).


A cozy rocking chair. A great book. Do you even need anything else? (Photo courtesy of Yurina)

Number of Reading Days Logged: 181

Last Book Read: Square by Mac Barnett
“This was the book that taught Ray the difference between square and circle for the very first time!” said Yurina, Ray’s mother. “The black and white illustrations are gorgeous, and Ray gets a kick out of me doing different voices for the two main characters. I think this will be a good book to come back to again and again as Ray grows older.”

Favorite Thing from Reading this Month: “This month, Ray learned to say hippo and gecko from the book Hello Baby! by Mem Fox,” Yurina said. “It features all other kinds of animals, including elephants and porcupines (which are still tricky words for him to say). We first encountered this book at a library story time and were lucky to snag a copy.”

Poppy and Goldie

Cold weather's no problem with comfy clothes and delicious snacks! (Photo courtesy of Virginia)

Number of Reading Days Logged: 129

Last Book Read: Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Favorite Thing from Reading this Month: “We gained a new appreciation for sheep from One Little Lamb by Elaine Greenstein, which provides a basic overview of how wool is processed, from sheep to yarn to mittens!” said Virginia, Poppy and Goldie’s mother.

Get Your Lil’ Ones Reading Ready at NPL

Growing your child’s literacy skills has never been easier, or more fun, than with Read to Rise. Reading to or with your child for just 20 minutes a day is all it takes. 

And, since you get free prizes, what’s not to love?

Sign up for Read to Rise, find a great book (or a few dozen), and give your child the gift of reading today.

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Ed's a proud member of NPL's Marketing and Communications team. Some of his favorite books include Dracula, Once an EagleNeuromancerStarship TroopersThe Black CompanyBerserkBlade of the ImmortalBlame! and Vampire Hunter D. When not at the Library, you'll find him spending time with his wife and son, doing interval training, reading, or waiting for the next FromSoftware game.