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Happy Read Across America Day 2014!

 Good Reads With Ronna and Oceanhouse Media
Celebrate the 17th Annual
Read Across America Day 2014

We’re happy to share some wonderful opportunities with you from Oceanhouse Media on the occasion of NEA’s Read Across America Day!


In honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day, Oceanhouse Media has created this fantastic offering that we’re certain will mean smiles around!
-More than 60 Dr. Seuss apps are on sale for iOS and Android through March 6th, starting at just $.99. Find all the deals here.
-Find a Facebook contest & Instagram contest where Oceanhouse Media is giving away a 10-pack of Dr. Seuss apps.
-On Monday, March 3rd (Read Across America Day) Oceanhouse Media will have hourly promo code giveaways on their Facebook page from 12pm-5pm PST.

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The Doctor is in …

… Dr. Seuss that is!! And here’s an offer you won’t want to refuse.


c31051A wonderful selection of beloved Dr. Seuss books can be found now in Kohl’s stores and online for just $5 each as part of the Kohl’s Cares Merchandise Program. Has your child always hankered for their very own copy of Horton Hears a Who? Have they asked again and again for Dr. Seuss’s ABC book or Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book? And we can’t forget  The Cat in The Hat can we? Irresistible as well are all the adorable coordinating plush animals available in the Dr. Seuss collection. These, too, can all be purchased for the fab $5 price. Why not make a set and give both stuffed animal and book as a birthday present or better yet, just because? 

c31052If those great titles are not enough, consider going online for some exclusive opportunities not available in the store. Visit and check out Happy Birthday To You!, yet another $5 book and a Rhino plush that goes along with Dr. Seuss’s ABC book, also just $5.  You will be happy to know there are some deals for grown-ups, too.  Get the Good Housekeeping Light & Healthy Cooking book and at the same time pick up Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Lbs. for recipes and tips just for you. If you’re buying the book for someone else, add a box of the Dr. Seuss All Occasion Note Cards to make the gift giving complete.

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The popular Kohl’s Cares program supports children’s health and education initiatives nationwide by donating 100 percent of the net profit from every purchase. What a wonderful, colorful way to make a difference!

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A Little Seuss Goes A Long Way

kohlsHead over to your closest Kohl’s so you can stock up on books or give them as birthday presents. Either way, at $5 for a book or exclusive plush toy or both, you can’t lose.

lorax-book-and-plushNow through the end of April, for only $5, you can buy a copy of the best-selling and beloved Dr. Seuss books The Lorax, The Foot Book, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! and If I Ran the Circus. There are also adorable stuffed animal plush toys to accompany each book and, at such an incredible value, why not get a set or two?

At more than 1,000 Kohl’s stores nationwide (or online at, your purchase can make a positive difference in the lives of children which the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program helps support. The program contributes 100% of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

seussbookandanimalsAs we approach Earth Day, there’s also an important lesson about caring for our environment that children can learn from reading the The Lorax and at the same time, parents can take something away with the New York Times Bestseller The Green Book, by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen, also available for just $5! This book is bursting with info about how to be eco-friendly and gives you the big picture all the way down to the little picture for things you can do right in your home. There’s also great reference tools and anecdotes from celebs such as Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres and Will Ferrell about what they do to make a difference to the environment.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

cathat22How fortunate that my son’s second grade teacher, Mrs. Carol Wawrychuk sent home a notice last week reminding parents that March 2 was America’s Read to Kids Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Did you know that 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday to You! which has sold over 650,000 copies?

Imagine my surprise when in the mail today two beautiful, shiny books arrived from Random House just in time for this special day. I cannot wait to read the limited edition Happy Birthday To You! and will also check out the new Happy catalog_cover_100-12Birthday, Baby! To honor this great occasion, I went around the office at L.A. Parent and asked staff to tell me their favorite Dr. Seuss book, or their child’s favorite. And as an added bonus, graphic artist and frequent guest reviewer, Terresa Burgess, supplied me with a photo of none other than the beloved Cat in The Hat about to hi-5 young Teagan!

Here are some of the responses I got back from my colleagues:

2The only two books I remember having of his (Dr. Seuss) when I was growing up that were my favorites were: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Green Eggs and Ham. – Dean Gojobori

Green Eggs and Ham!…Of course! – Lillian Doshay

My daughter’s favorite was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. – Helene Chemel

I like Green Eggs And Ham and Fox In Socks, because they are so fun to try to read fast out loud. – Michael Berick

3I love Horton Hears A Who!!!!! It’s my favorite. What a great moral. We all really have a voice, no matter how big or small we are. It’s so important for all of us as individuals to be heard. – Michele Weiss

My very favorite Dr. Seuss book has to be Horton Hears a Who! When my daughter Lauren was a baby, we read it so often that I actually knew it by heart. This came in handy one very stormy day when Lauren and I were stuck in freeway traffic, me in the front seat and her in her carseat in back. She started to fuss, and to quiet her down I “read” her the story from memory. It worked!
“On the 15th of May, In the jungle of Nool …” – Christina Elston

I love it when the tweetle beetles battle on a noodle-eating poodle!
My vote is for Fox in Sox! – Carolyn Graham

catalog_cover_100As for me, I have such fond memories of reading Go, Dog. Go! I loved how my son and I would recite it together while snuggling close. He’d be the friendly dog and I’d be the poodle. We were always so happy that the two rode off together into the sunset, but while it was part     of the Dr. Seuss ‘I Can Read’ series, it was actually by a wonderful author called P.D. Eastman.  He also wrote Are You My Mother? Does anyone recall that other terrific story, A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock? Another couple of faves are Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? both by Dr. Seuss.  I must mention, too, that my daughter adored The Foot Book.

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