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New Children's Book (Do You Donate Them)

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A fellow friend and writer recently published her new children's book Wonderful Willy.
I read it with my children and wanted to share it with you. (Read my Amazon review.)

I believe that reading with your kids is so very important. I been reading to my children since they were in the womb and it's almost a nightly practice to read to them. If not for the story experience, but for the time together.

I bought one of Kathy's books and I also donated it to my son's elementary school when we were done reading it. Over the years our family has acquired many books. If your family has too, consider giving them to your local schools.

I've asked Kathy to share her thoughts about donating books to schools because aside from being an author, she is also a teacher. This is what she had to say:

"When a parent donates a book to his or her child's school library, that parent sends a clear message that reading and books matter. As a teacher who requires my students to read nightly, I am saddened that parents and, therefore students, do not follow through. I cannot comprehend how families do not find the time to do this. Do you eat dinner every night? Have your child read to you while you're preparing it. Read together as a nightly bedtime ritual. Read a book or a newspaper yourself, to set an example of reading. The more you read, the smarter you get...and it's free.'"  ~Kathy

What small schedule change could you make at home to fit in reading just one book with your child?
And, if you already have a reading routine with them, what could you do to add one more book?

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