Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)




Monday, February 14, 2011

HAVE A HEART...DONATE A BOOK!



"A Book is a gift you can open again and again." -Garrison Keillor



Even the youngest child knows that a HEART symbolizes love and that Valentine's Day is about sharing it! This holiday is a perfect chance to help our kids put "love of neighbor" into action!

BookEnds was founded in 1998 by an 8 year-old boy who independently led his school class in a book drive to build a much-needed library at a home for abused children. His simple act of generosity was the inspiration and model for BookEnds, where kids can recycle gently-used children's books to provide under-served children in the greater Los Angeles area the opportunity to read.

If you have books that need a new home - or if your child would like to donate a favorite for a child less fortunate - click here for more information.  Feeling ambitious? Organize a book drive for your church or school through BookEnds.



Are you donating?  I'm sending BOOKENDS two read aloud books that I know will be "loved".  What will you send?
ACORN'S STORY by Valerie Greeley (a favorite!)
Acorn's Story (Picture Puffin)
WOLVES IN YELLOWSTONE by Randy Houk (A Benefactory Book)  This will be a 2-for-1 donation!  The Humane Society gets proceeds from the sale of this book.










Another Giving Company:  BETTER WORLD BOOKS ("the Online Bookstore With a Soul") - when you buy your books from them, look who you help!

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