This manual is created for the 2010 Texas Reading Club, a program of the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The theme is “Catch the Reading Express!” in English and “¡Súbete al tren de la lectura!” in Spanish.
Award-winning children’s book illustrator, Kim Doner, created the artwork for the 2010 Texas Reading Club. Susan Elliott and Joe Romano of the Non-toxic Band created the original theme song. Youth librarians from cities large and small throughout Texas wrote the chapters for the 2010 manual. Please read about the artist, songwriters, and the librarians who wrote manual chapters in the “Something about the Artist” and the “Something About the Authors and Songwriters” sections of this manual.
I would like to express my gratitude to the artist, the authors, the songwriters who created this year’s wonderful reading club manual and artwork, to the staff at the Texas State Library who assisted in developing the Texas Reading Club program, and to the librarians who bring this program alive by offering it to children throughout Texas each year.
Youth Services Consultant
Texas State Library and Archives Commission