Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.
3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa, or support UK children’s hospital charity Readathon. Publisher Book Island will donate one book to their hospital programme for each book sold via their website (14 – 28 February).
BIBLIO: 2014, Amicus
Publishing, Ages 5 to 7, $17.95.
FORMAT: Picture Book
From time to time siblings
can be very annoying. In this cute tale one older sister seems to say “Quit it”
a lot to her younger sister. Little sister Kit beats her drum in the car. Kit
never seems to sit still. Kit also gets into her sisters dance outfit and
interrupts her during practice. She tears her sister’s drawings and eats her
apple slices. Kit just won’t quit. When Kit’s sister gives her a taste of her
own medicine will the pair ever quit?
Author Marie Powell has
created a tool beginner readers, parents and teachers will love. Readers will
become familiar with word families. Most words will rhyme with the word “it.”
This is a fun way to introduce readers to phonics and early literacy skills.
The back of the book has a list of words that rhyme with the word “it” that can
be found within the story. Colorful illustrations depict the unnerving sister
in a hilarious way. Rhyming words are highlighted in green for easy
recognition. The front of the book offers suggestions on how to use the book as
a positive learning tool.