It’s Sunday and I’ve just arrived home from the California Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles. Excited that “Our California” is the 2013 Read Across America book and I’ve created artwork in support of the idea that Reading Takes You Places. If you visit this website you can print ex-libris, bookmarks, state map with reading list and coloring book pages. Tell your kids, grandkids and their teachers!

“The book highlights intersting features or the historical importance of 14 California cities with colorful, evocative and eye filling imagery. Our California is a wonderful way to show children the spirit of California”.

The more children read, the better they read. The more they read outside of school, the better they do in school. Help teach children that reading takes you places by surfing waves in San Diego, climbing Half Dome in Yosemite, and seeing the sights of San Francisco by cable car.