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The kids at Savoy Elementary are doing great — despite several interruptions by one spotlight-hogging Moose.  

Moose was joined by Caldecott-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky, who read and drew for the children from his hit “Z is for Moose,” written by Kelly Bingham.

The event was made possible thanks to a partnership between Reading Is Fundamental and the Junior League of Washington. After the reading, the children all got to choose their own, free book to take home before the holidays.

In fact, thanks to the partnership, more than 6,500 children at 20 other D.C. Public Schools will be receiving books this December. They’ll also get special activity pages to take home.

Each of the schools will also receive RIF’s Multicultural Book Collection, featuring “Z is for Moose” and 39 other titles with Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math themes.

Educators and parents can download free activity pages — developed in line with Common Core Standards  — for each title to help extend the learning experience. By the end of the school year, the children at Savoy will each have five new books of their own.

Through JLW’s Resolution Read program, 100,000 books will be distributed to children in Washington, D.C., honoring the organization’s 100th anniversary.

For more a behind-the-scenes look at the Savoy event, check out RIF’s photo album on Flickr.

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