Friday, March 23, 2012
Share Our Books
The uber-talented Sara Pennypacker, author of the fabulous Clementine books, came up with a brilliant idea called:
Here's how it works:
At Share Our Books you'll find a list of author-donated books suitable for elementary school community reads, which are available free of charge for periods of six weeks. In addition to the books, each participating author provides a welcoming introductory video and a list of trivia questions. When the books arrive, the school distributes them and implements the read. All we ask is that when the read comes to an end, the books be repackaged and shipped to the next community.
I'm proud to be part of this great project, along with Kate DiCamillo, Uma Krishnaswami, Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Sara Pennypacker.
Children's authors and their publishers have teamed up to help spread the love of reading.
So go ahead.
Plan a Community Reads or School-wide Reads event.
Request some books.
Then spread the love.