Who knew you could retire a color?  Aren’t the colors a constant?  Unchanging?  The color spectrum a scientific fact?

On the morning of March 31, 2017 Crayola will retire a color from it’s classic 24 count box of crayons.  Exactly which color is going to be retired has been a well kept secret, and the world anxiously awaits this announcement.

This exciting event in the life of the coloring box can be a learning opportunity for the classroom.  Here is a list of crayon read-alouds that can be used in the classroom.

Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

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Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt              Cover Image

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

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Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg      Cover Image

Not in the House Newton by Judith Heide Gilliland

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Read Across America 2017


Happy Read Across America Day!

This week, we celebrate the 20th anniversary National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program with a Dr. Seuss showcase.

On campus? Come see the main floor display with our favorite Dr. Seuss books and resources about Theodore Seuss Geisel. During your visit, feel free to checkout a book and take a Dr. Seuss bookmark created by the McLure Library staff.

We’re celebrating online too! Follow us on social media as we share tips, activities, and our Dr. Seuss favorites.

Check out our Pinterest board, curated by K. Justice, for great Dr. Seuss-themed free classroom or library activities.

Let us know how you’re celebrating Read Across America & Dr. Seuss 2017 with #mclurelibrary on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!