We Give Books

My friend Ellen recently introduced me to a really awesome website called We Give Books.  I checked it out and decided - this is one of those things I can't not blog about!!  Yeah, double negative, I know, but it fits.  This is a really awesome organization and I'm remarkably surprised how many people don't know of it's existence.  Basically, you go online, read a children's book and they donate a book to charity!  Read a book, Give a book.  It really is that simple!

Now, I should mention that I don't currently have children, but I still love to read children's books.  Why?  Well, partly it is the opportunities to share my love of reading with nieces and nephews, sometimes it's me reminiscing about works I loved when I was small, and occasionally it's just pure curiosity about new and creative stories for young people.  And illustrations.  I'm a sucker for great illustrations!

There are some awesome charities being served by this project so if you have a few minutes, why not check out your favorite - or find a new favorite - children's book online?  Feel free to stop back and comment to let me know what book(s) you chose!

3 Response to "We Give Books"

  1. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) says:
    June 17, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Who are you reading for? It was hard to choose, but I decided on CPS. Our church teaches us to spread the love here, near and far, so I decided since I'm hooking up with A to Z and Mal's work in Zambia, I should work for a "here."

    Like Free Rice, this couldn't be easier! I love it.

  2. lisa :) says:
    June 17, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    I went with CPS (Chicago Public Schools) also. I'll probably read a few then change and read a few more - so many of them look like organizations I want to support!

    And I love Free Rice too! Although sometimes the high level vocabulary levels make me feel kind of stupid... not to mention the geography option! I'm soooo bad with naming countries and/or capitals!

  3. Tiny Library says:
    June 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Great initiative! And I'm another Free Rice addict, although it also makes me feel a bit inadequate about my vocab.

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