Thursday, February 16, 2012

Read for My School

We Give Books

We Give Books, an initiative of the Pearson Foundation, is giving 150,000 books to pubic schools in the United States. From their website

Starting this Valentine's Day, you and the children in your life will have the chance to read and give to your public elementary school! We Give Books' Read for My School campaign is your chance to support your school, or another school you care about, as together we highlight the importance of public education and support learning in our communities.

Altogether, We Give Books is making 150,000 books available to U.S. schools, so get ready to read! Read for My School will last until we've given all these books to public schools nationwide.

Earning free books for your school is fun and easy!

1. Enter your school name on the campaign sign-up form so that we can track the number of books that your school earns. If you're already a member of We Give Books, please click the orange “Support This Campaign” button to enter your school.

2. Choose a great children's book and read! Click "Give a Book" at the end of the story to be counted toward your school's reading total.

3. Share this campaign: Encourage friends and family members to participate and earn even more books for your school! Each school must have 50 or more books read on its behalf during Read for My School to be eligible to earn up to 500 free books donated by We Give Books!

Some of the books on this website are books we have featured in this blog: The Snowy Day and The Mitten. There are books for toddlers and early readers and non'-fiction books such as Dinosaur Detectives. So grab your favorite kid and get reading for our school!

Note: This program has ended. All 150,000 books have been earned.

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