The power went out last night thanks to a lovely pre-Spring storm so I didn't have time to write my usual It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post, but I do have a quick, but fun post for you today.
We Give Books before, so if you are a follower, you have probably heard about We Give Books. I LOVE We Give Books, but, no, I am not paid to endorse it. I just think the site is great. It is a free website that allows you to view children's books online for FREE. The books are for kids ages 0-10. There are TONS of books to choose from, both fiction and non-fiction. And they are books that kids will enjoy reading, too.
I use We Give Books in the Media Center and encourage students to use it at home as well. I even made bookmarks for it. You can get the bookmarks here for free.
When you sign up for an account on We Give Books, you can choose a cause to read for. Every time you read a book on We Give Books, a free paperback book will be donated to the cause you have chosen. And right now, We Give Books is having their Read For My School event. From now until April 5, 2013 (or until 150,000 free books have been given away), you can choose Read For My School as your cause and register your school to participate. For every book that is read in your school's name, your school will receive a free paperback book from LeapFrog. You can earn up to 250 free books. (It was up to 500 last year, but this way more schools are able to receive books.) All you have to do to qualify is have 25 books read online. And if your school has more than 250 books read online, your school will be entered to win a visit from the ReadMobile. You can read more about Read For My School here.
Last year my school earned 289 books through this program and the kids were soooo excited to receive their books. If you haven't signed up to be a part of this great cause, I highly recommend it.