April 12th is the official National D.E.A.R Day. It is the birthday of the beloved author Beverly Cleary who created one of my all-time favorite childhood characters – Ramona Quimby. On National D.E.A.R. Day, families are encouraged to read together while promoting books as an integral part of daily life.
So how will you be celebrating D.E.A.R. Day? Fun activities to do with family, friends, or an impassioned book club include making bookmarks, reading favorite passages, and acting out scenes. Character charades, anyone? While April 12th is official D.E.A.R. day, every day is a great day to Drop Everything and Read! So – drop those agonizing bills, take a break from Facebook, and get your read on!
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