Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

State Librarian Ray Walling and the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee is pleased to announce that the 2023 title is My Heart Fills With Happiness written by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett.

This bilingual picture book's cheerful illustrations and lyrical text appeal to preschoolers and grown-ups alike. 

Please use the tabs below to find activities and graphics to use alongside the selection for storytime events!

View Governor Laura Kelly's 2023 proclamation of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers month here!

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week and month.

For more information about Kansas Reads to Preschoolers contact Nikki Hansen, Resource Sharing Librarian for the State Library. nicole.hansen@ks.gov