Celebrate Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child with Kite Day

Will Hillenbrand’s Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story is the 2016 selection for One Book Every Young Child, a statewide initiative to celebrate reading with young children. In Kite Day, bear and mole work together to prepare a kite for kite day. Even though it soars up, up, up, cloud roll in and rumble, rumble, rumble. Bear and mole must again work together to rescue their runaway kite and keep their friends safe. This story is full of onomatopoeia words that reinforce phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds in words. The theme of friendship in the story can also be a useful teaching tool for emerging readers.

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story

Bear and mole are excited for kite day. They work together to build, launch, and rescue their kite on a blustery spring day.