Tuesday, May 01, 2012

My new favorite holiday – Children’s Book Week!

What’s the best time for to learn the love of reading?  Better World Books agrees with me -- the sooner the better.  That’s why I wanted to spread the word about Children’s Book Week, the national celebration of reading for youth that kicks off May 7th.

The observance (administered by Every Child A Reader and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council) honors the life-changing potential of a book, especially during a young person’s formative years.  
Here are a few ways to celebrate for Children’s Book Week (and all year long!):
  • Buy a book from BetterWorldBooks.com.  With every book purchased, they donate a book to someone who needs it.  The vast majority of donations goes to Books for Africa and Feed the Children.
  • Pick out one of your (or one of your parents’) favorite books from childhood and introduce it to your kid at bedtime. 
  • Spend some time at your local library.  Even a few minutes here and there in our busy schedule will help instill a lifelong love of books.
  • Pen your own children’s book to read to your kids.  Have them also write their own to read to you, too!
  • Pick out 5 books, either from your own collection or from a book store, to donate to literacy campaigns throughout the world (Better World Books is a great example of one such outlet.)
And, Better World Books is reducing the price on a huge selection of used children’s books.  Shop their Children’s Book Week sale selection and get 3 used books for $9, and any additional used books for $3 each.
Children’s Book Week kicks off on May 7th, and ends on the 13th.  So get reading!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Oh, this is great! And May 5 is Free comic book day for the kids, too!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com


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