Reading is the most important thing you can do with your children. You build vocabulary, open doors, create imaginations, enter into new worlds, learn valuable narration and memorization skills — there are so many incredible skills that children learn just from reading. Reading is life.
The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school. National Commission on Reading, 1985
As we are gearing up to move out of our home of eight years (tear), I have been clearing out a lot of stuff we don’t need. It feels great to de-clutter. As I was looking at my children’s shelves, I realized that I had many duplicates of our absolute favorite children’s books! We have two copies of Goodnight Moon and Frog and Toad!
I decided I would collect a large stack of beloved books and send them to one of you!! This collection includes books for all ages — from baby through even middle or high school (our extra copy of Stories of the Pilgrims is great for any older child to read!) I am SO excited to know that one of your children will be reading these beloved classics!! I hope to help a family in need that does not have many books in their home.
2/3 of Americans living in poverty have zero books in their home.
I hope maybe just a few of those families are my readers, who have taken advantage of some of the free printables I provide, and my hope is that one of you will get these as a blessing to them this season!! Igniting a PASSION for reading will set your child up for success, no matter what their familial or socio-economic background!! There is hope in books!!
Many classics are included in this well-loved collection — I made sure to include authors Carle, Steig, Seuss, Wise Brown, McCloskey, and Lobel. All books have been used, so they are not in new condition, but they are in good condition :) The 17 read aloud books for children in our giveaway include:
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Prayers for Children by Eloise Wilkin
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey
He’s Risen! He’s Alive! by Joanne Bader
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Berenstain Bears’ On the Moon by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Little Bear by Else Minarek
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear by Nancy Carlson
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
Read Aloud Book Collection Giveaway!
Enter to win this collection of 17 books for your children! Our giveaway is open for two weeks, from October 27 at 12:01am to November 10 at 11:59pm. Continental US only. See additional terms and conditions. Thank you for your honesty in your entries <3