Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

My Heart Fills With Happiness book coverState Librarian Ray Walling, along with 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 picture book story will appeal to young readers, with a focus on the 2-5 years old age group, and has bilingual English/Spanish text.

Please see the Ordering tab below for the order form.

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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