Check out this great new organization for budget-strapped schools &/or community-reads programs short of funds but long on enthusiasm:
The uber-talented Sara Pennypacker,
author of the fabulous Clementine books,
came up with this brilliant idea:
Share Our Books ☚click here
Here's how it works:
At Share Our Books you'll find a list of author-donated books suitable for elementary school community reads, 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 & shipped to the next community.
The donated books represent the best in children's literature.
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.
Honors include The Newbery Award, The Coretta Scott King Honor Award, Jane Addams Peace Association Honor Award, ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Books,
& New York Public Library 100 Best Books.
Request some books.
Then spread the love.