Children’s Book Week 2010

For almost a century, Children’s Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes — and of course online.  Well, the online part is a little more recent… but you get the idea!

This year Better World Books is making it easy for you to put books in the hands of the kids you love while helping put books in the hands of kids who need them!

Check our 5 for 10 sale – where you can get 5 used kids books for $10 bucks!

And every purchase at helps fund literacy projects for kids around the world including the donation of kids’ books by the truckload to families in need.

I couldn’t have lived without books when I was a kid (or now for that matter).   My favorite when I was little was Go, Dog. Go!.  Then later I really loved The Secret Garden.  My copy was well worn, I can tell you that!

What were your favorites when you were little?

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  1. One book I loved in elementary school was Hard Luck Horse. I don’t remember much about the book except it was about a girl who wanted a horse and worked at a stable. I do remember that I would check it out multiple times each year. My second favorite, also during elementary school, was Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time series.

    As a toddler, I loved The Monster at the End of This Book (Grover), and a little picture book about the pink panther. I still smile when I think about those books.

  2. Slow Reader says:

    Hi Better World Books –
    I orders lots and lots of used books from you. I was wondering if you are aware of these two additional organizations which promote literacy in Third World nations: — This organization also has a “Feed and Read” program you might be interested in as a collaborative opportunity if you have surplus children’s books — Unicef Inspired Gifts sends paper and pencils to impoverished schools, and perhaps also an opportunity for your surplus books
    I read so many critical comments on this Blog — but most people do not understand that public libraries have no choice but to send their excess books to the town dump — they have no staff to sort and pack extra books, and no money to pay for shipping books to Africa, which I know is expensive
    Keep up the good works!

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