November marks the fifteenth year for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, an annual statewide program sponsored by the State Library of Kansas that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Each year a specific book is selected with the goal of reading the featured title to every preschooler in Kansas. This year’s book is I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont, a whimsical celebration of self-esteem. During the month Olathe Public Library staff members will be reading this book at daycare centers and preschool classrooms throughout the city of Olathe, as well as at our library storytimes. Early education teachers from the Olathe School District will also be reading at area preschools. The school district has generously provided a grant to allow us to leave a copy of
I Like Myself! at each visited center.
For more children’s books with a similar theme, see the list below.