Posted by Erin on 05.10.2012 at 8:32 am
10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
9. Love You Forever by Robert M (a regular best-seller on Better World Books)
8. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie
7. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
6. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
3. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
2. Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Finally, not only is this week Children’s Book Week – it’s also Teacher Appreciation Week. We love teachers and hope to help them at every opportunity we can, even offering a special educator discount on our site. Please take a moment to thank the special teachers in your life. You can publicly praise them here on our Blog or even on our Facebook page. We also invite you to buy a gift we know will mean the world to them – a book from Better World Books. Not only will the teacher receive a heartwarming gift, but someone in need will get a book too.
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Posted by Erin on 03.01.2012 at 4:00 am
Post by Fiona Marshall, Customer Care, Quality Assurance Manager and Social Media Guru for Better World Books UK
When I was at primary school World Book Day was a highlight of the year. It was fun and engaging, and the brightly coloured illustrations captured our imaginations. It made reading and owning books desirable.
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Posted by Better World Books on 02.14.2012 at 2:44 pm
I’m not one to judge a book by its cover, but yours caught my eye. So confident and cool, so full of mystery. Please don’t think poorly of me when I say it left much to the imagination.
The website said you were available. Read more…
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Posted by Erin on 02.14.2012 at 9:55 am
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Posted by Erin on 01.19.2012 at 9:04 am
1. Listen more, talk less.
2. Less time on the iPad, more time interfacing with a real book!
3. Now that I’ve moved closer to a city, I plan to volunteer again for an adult literacy program.4. My goal is to read at least 50 books in 2012, not including college textbooks. I’m going to donate books to places and people in need and get more of my friends and family to read. Every gift I give in 2012 will be a book!
5. To manage our energy consumption more responsibly and efficiently!
6. Read the Bible in one year. Increase my volunteer work.
7. Buy more organic foods, eat less processed stuff!
8. Never buy a nook or a kindle.
9. Self sufficiency, survival and faith in good over evil.
10. Start reading poetry!
11. Read more books this year!
12. To be more active.
What is your New Year’s resolution? Hope this inspires some meaningful ideas to spur in your head and heart!
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Posted by Erin on 12.20.2011 at 9:56 am
1. The Bible
6. The Lord of the Rings
9. The Help
What about you? What book would slide down the chimney to give? Happy Holidays!
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Posted by Erin on 12.16.2011 at 9:11 am
This year, our literacy partners at Invisible Children are proclaiming that the “The holiday spirit is the human connection”. Through their latest holiday campaign, they are helping to illustrate that with every purchase we make this year, we can choose to positively impact someone’s life – a concept very close to our hearts at Better World Books – and the foundation on which our entire business is based.
As a triple-bottom-line social enterprise, it is embedded into our mission, vision and even by-laws that we work towards the betterment of people and planet – not only profit. We are passionate about sharing our story with people like you to further the wave of conscious consumerism.
Today, you don’t only need to donate or volunteer to make an impact, you can simply be thoughtful about where you buy things you already need. For example, every time you buy a book with us, organizations like Invisible Children get funding – plus we donate a book to a student in need. Book for Book.
Here’s another way you can support Invisible Children with your gift purchases this holiday season… Read more…
Posted by Erin on 12.14.2011 at 9:37 am
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Posted by Erin on 12.07.2011 at 9:23 am
We’ve all heard of Toys for Tots, but what about those old textbooks that you don’t ever want to see again? Is there a way they, too, can help children in need worldwide learn to read?
This holiday season we’re giving you the chance to create abundance with your unwanted textbooks!
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Posted by Erin on 12.06.2011 at 9:32 am
We asked our bibliophile friends, fans and followers for their picks of the top 10 books to give as gifts. Here are their suggestions…
Dr Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Life is What You Make It by Peter Buffet
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Animalia by Graeme Base
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Have you read any of the listed books? Will you give them as gifts to anyone this holiday season? What other books do you suggest? Thanks for sharing below!
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