I’ve been using a wonderful free resource with my daughter for the past few months, and I wanted to pass it on to all of you. We Give Books is a free online library of children’s books that enables your kids to help other children around the world while they’re reading. The best part is, your reading will directly impact the great work of non-profit organizations around the world! Their tagline says it all, “combining the joy of reading with the power of giving.”
This is a perfect tool for parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who loves children’s books. When you go to www.wegivebooks.org, you’ll be able to read a special selection of books without a We Give Books account, but you have to sign up to access their full library. It’s definitely worth it – it’s a quick form, FREE, and once you’re signed up, you’ll have access to over 150 quality children’s books. There are a lot of familiar classic titles such as The Snowy Day, Llama Llama, Corduroy, and Skippyjon Jones, and even more new ones to discover. You can sort the books by age level, genre, author, and seasonal selections in the “Featured” section, so everyone can find something they like.
On the Causes page you can learn more about where your donated books are going. Each time a reader enjoys free children’s books online, We Give Books donates a hardcover or paperback book to a child in need through their great campaign partners – amazing nonprofit organizations working to build libraries, fund schools, provide education to low-income children, and share books with those in need.
We Give Books is a program of the Pearson Foundation and Penguin Group. Penguin works with its authors to provide an outstanding selection of online books while the Pearson Foundation donates print books to charity partners. This is a great way to get your children excited about reading and to teach them about the importance of helping others. So, head over to We Give Books to find out more about this wonderful initiative, and start reading and giving!