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Little Readers Make Giant Strides with Read to Rise

November 15, 2019

We’ve got Some big Discoveries to Share in our Second Monthly Update


What do bulldozers, squirrels, and fruit all have in common? They’re all things our little readers have fallen in love with through reading.

Last month, Nashville Public Library (NPL) launched the first in our series of monthly updates to track a few adorable kids as they discover a love of books through the library’s Read to Rise program.

This month, the kids learned some incredible new things about animals, vehicles, and more as they continued their journey to be reading ready for school.



A comfy couch. A great book. Doesn't get any better than that! (Image courtesy of Yurina)

Number of Days Read: 118
Last Book Read: Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming
Favorite Thing from Reading this Month: “Ray is obsessed with all kinds of vehicles these days, so he was drawn to this book from the moment I showed him the cover,” said Yurina, Ray’s mother. “As a parent, I love the story and how it teaches kids that small, gentle jobs are just as important as big, tough jobs.

“I also notice that when Ray sees a piece of fruit on the page, he'll smile and pretend to eat it off the page. We're also working on noticing different animals in our picture books and making those animal noises, even if they're not part of the book. He's nailed down his moos and meows.” 

Goldie and Poppy


Two fashionable sisters who love to read! (Image Courtesy of Virginia)

Number of Days Read: 65
Last Book Read: While Momma Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy E. Reichert
Favorite Thing from Reading this Month: “We are doing homeschool for preschool, and we are currently on a unit about squirrels. We read The Very Best Bed and learned about all the places different animals sleep,” said Virginia, Poppy and Goldie’s mother.

Ready to get your child reading ready and earn cool prizes doing it? Enroll in Read to Rise and start your journey 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.