2010 Texas Reading Club

"Catch the Reading Express"


by Susan Elliott and Joe Romano

Theme Song

Words and Music by Susan Elliott and Joe Romano, © 2010.





Click here to listen to the recording of this song.


Click here for PDF printable lead sheet of this song.

If you're seeking a break from summer's heat,


You won't have very far to look.


You can always find a cool retreat


In the pages of your favorite book.

On a stormy, wintry afternoon,


When it's too cold to go out to play,


Your imagination can be your cocoon,


And a story can save the day.

Catch the Reading Express!


Your passage to worlds near and far.


The ticket is free and adventure is high,


And it leaves from wherever you are.

Cross Through the Looking Glass and get lost in a maze,


Or zip Around the World in Eighty Days,


From a forest deep, Where the Wild Things Are,


Through A Wrinkle in Time to a distant star.

Oh, the people you'll meet and the places you'll see!


There are infinite possibilities.


Just imagine you'd like to be anywhere,


And the Reading Express can take you there.

Take a ride on the Reading Express!


There's no limit to what you can learn.


On the way, you will find that your curious mind 


Is inspired with each page that you turn.

All aboard the Reading Express!


Your passage to worlds near and far,


The ticket is free and adventure is high,


And it leaves from wherever you are… you are!

Catch the Reading Express!


Catch the Reading Express

Instructions for downloading the song

  1. Right click on the link to "Listen to the Song".
  2. Highlight "Save Target As" (in Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (in Firefox).
  3. Select a folder to save the song in. It will save as an MP3 file.
  4. Click on the file and it will open and play.

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