Did you know that over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books? And a recent study shows that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13 to 1, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. I HAD NO IDEA!!!
The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular “Trucktown” series and other children’s books, have joined together to deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need – and They would love your help! All you have to do is go online with your child and test your combined knowledge of children’s books by answering trivia questions related to “Trucktown” and other great children’s books. For every trivia question answered correctly, you can cast one vote for the state you would like to receive books. The five states receiving the most votes will get 20,000 books each, for a total of 100,000 books. Visit www.FirstBook.org/Scieszka to test your knowledge and start voting.
Now, for the giveaway!! BlogSpark sent me a wonderful set of Books from the Cheerios company, along with a box of honey nut cheerios AND a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble Bookstore to review. I was able to purchase 6 books from the clearance section for my kids Christmas gifts! YAY!! Blogspark is offering one of my readers the same gift pack!
You will receive:
1 of the many varieties of Cheerios Cereal
An assortment of books from the Cheerios Company
AND a $25 gift card for Barnes & Nobles
Heres how to enter:
(you can enter 4 times!)
LEAVE A COMMENT with the title of your favorite childhood book
BECOME A FACEBOOK FAN HERE and share this with your own Facebook Friends: “Win a $25 Barnes & Nobles Gift Card Find out how: http://tinyurl.com/ygqf3fg (leave a comment letting me know you did this!)
FOLLOW My Blog (by using a reader OR subscribing to my daily email-top right of my blog) and leave a comment letting me know you did-or already do
GRAB MY BUTTON and put it on your blog OR post a blog entry about this giveaway, leave the link in the comment section
Winner will be chosen Friday, December 4th using random.org