“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
By: Kerri Young
I love to read and I want my children to love reading. We started homeschooling our oldest last Fall in preparation for our upcoming move to the Middle East, so I am always looking for inexpensive and easy ways to get more books in front of her without having to take a trip to the local library several times a week.
My mom stumbled upon this great website where you can not only get free children’s books, but also donate books to world literacy programs while doing so! As far as I’m concerned, that’s a win-win. It’s called We Give Books and is found at www.wegivebooks.org You do have to register and give your email address to gain access to the entire library, but I promise you won’t get bombarded with spam.
Here’s a blurb from the website that explains how it works:
Have you heard about the latest We Give Books cause? This winter, We Give Books is supporting world literacy and encouraging readers to get into the spirit of giving. Every time you read a children’s book online at wegivebooks.org, you can donate a book on behalf of your friends and family, for free!
At We Give Books, each time a reader enjoys free children’s books online, they donate a hardcover or paperback book to a child in need through their great campaign partners. From now through the end of January 2013, you can help support world literacy initiatives around the globe with partners Room to Read, Books for Asia, the Harlem Children’s Zone, and more! These amazing nonprofit organizations work to build libraries, fund schools, provide education to low-income children, and share books with those in need.
We Give Books is a fantastic resource for parents, teachers, and anyone who loves to read children’s books. They have a free online library of over 150 outstanding children’s books available at www.wegivebooks.org, including some of our favorites, like the Llama Llama and Skippyjon Jones books, and DK science books. The best part is, your reading will directly impact the great work of non-profit organizations around the world!
So, head over to www.wegivebooks.org to find out more about this wonderful initiative, and start reading and giving!