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ABC Animals! Selected
for 2023 Illinois Reads!


ABC Animals! was selected as one of only 36 book titles chosen for the 2023 Illinois Reads program. Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council (IRC), ILLINOIS READS is an annual statewide program to promote reading for all Illinois citizens.  The thirty-six titles chosen, from birth to adult, will be introduced into classrooms, public and school libraries, and bookstores throughout Illinois. 


The website,, will allow adults and students to learn more about each book in the program.  They will also be creating bookmarks, posters, teacher study guides, and more to promote the ILLINOIS READS program.

May 2023 Conference
There is also an IRC Conference which provides literacy opportunities for approximately 2,000 educators each year with book-signing and meet-the-author events.  Plans are currently being finalized for the 2023 IRC Conference to be held on March 9-10, 2023 in Springfield, Illinois.  The 2023 Book List will be made available to the public very soon through our website, press releases, and promotions for upcoming IRC events. Keep an eye on for more information.

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