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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Awesome Online Book Site!

Okay, see, this is why blog hops are so cool. At some point in my blog hopping these last few days I came across a review of this awesome book site called We Give Books. It's free to sign up and free to read these books online, and for every book you read, one book is donated to a literacy campaign of your choice (that you select when you sign up). We are supporting United Through Reading a campaign dedicated to getting more books to American military families.

Now, you might be envisioning a dry, black and white PDF or something when I say "read online," but you'd be SO, SO wrong. The books are presented in full color illustration and you even "turn pages." There are phonics readers, and DK exploring nature books, Max and Ruby, and award-winning books. I just can't express how cool it is. You should go try it out yourself. Remember, it's all COMPLETELY FREE, and even better, reading these books with your kids will get books to other kids! Everybody wins!

We've been reading Tinga, Tinga Tales all afternoon and we just read my new favorite children's book, Skippyjon Jones. It might have been a bit over Buddha's head, but I thought it was hilarious! Go read it for yourself; I guarantee that if you're not outright laughing out loud, you'll at least chuckle. :D You can find Skippyjon Jones in the age 4-7 books.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Thanks for the book info! We love Skippyjon Jones around here- will have to check it out for sure! I wanted to let you know you have an award waiting for you at my blog! :)
~Jules @ www.adbit.blogspot.com