International Book Giving Day

Today is the day to give something away. How about a book?
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Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day, 14th February 2017! 

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
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).

Quit It!
Marie Powell
BIBLIO: 2014, Amicus Publishing, Ages 5 to 7, $17.95.
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN:  9781607535843

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.