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Kate was committed to sharing smiles and joy through the love of reading. To honor Kate, we'd like to encourage those connections between parents and children. We welcome you to explore the works of some of Kate's favorite authors, books and organizations. If you'd like to share some of your own loves, along with images of you and your children reading on social media, consider using hashtag #katedopirak. Thanks!



Mo Willems
Meg Fleming
Jessica Young
Britta Teckentrup
Eric Carle
Joyce Wan
Dr. Seuss
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Mac Barnett
Stacy Innerst
Tammi Sauer
Marla Frazee
Philip C. Stead

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

Sally Hobart Alexander



Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming
Ella and Penguin Stick Together by Megan Maynor
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
How To Walk an Ant by Cindy Derby
The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black
Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Poppy's Best Paper by Susan Eaddy

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch



Read Together, Be Together

“A nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child." Learn more.



"In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, we’re offering stories on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak." Learn more.


Animal Friends Literacy Services 

“Our Literacy Services build confidence and promote a love of reading through the animal-human bond. Learn more.

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