Mari L. McCarthy from CreateWriteNow sponsored 30 books of Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story for Casey D. at Republic Schools in Missouri! Mari is our first sponsor, and we are all grateful. Thank you!
Diane Cavalli, Lisa Jones, Sherry Huxol, Amie Merz, and Shelby Sweeney (pictured with Editor-911 Publisher Margo Dill), along with an anonymous donor, were able to fulfill wishes for two different schools. 15 books to Rachel J. at The Children's School at Stephens College and 30 books to St. Catherine Laboure (Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story). Thank you to these amazing friends and the donor!
Lisa Jones sponsored 30 books of Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story for Diane B. at Fairmount Elementary School (5th grade) in Francis Howell School District. Thank you, Lisa, for your generosity.
The Fierce Friends Book Club joined together to sponsor 33 books of Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story for St. Raphael the Archangel School in St. Louis, which is where the author, Sioux R., teaches! Thank you, FFBC, for your generosity!
This program matches up sponsors (individuals, companies, groups) with classrooms or groups of kids (after school clubs, summer camps, Scout troops) to provide sets of books for children. We also send supporting material to the teacher or group leader, such as a curriculum for a classroom or thoughtful discussion questions and activities.
You will fill out a form below that shows your interest in this program. Whether you need books for a group of 15 after school book club members, a classroom set of 30 books, or enough books for an entire school district, let us know. We work to find sponsors to buy these books for you! Books available through this program are found below.
A classroom set of books (30 books) is about $200-$250 to be ordered, processed, and mailed (this includes tax) in the 48 contiguous United States. This gives you the books at a 35% to 40% discount and still provides support to the author, too. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please fill out the form below, and we will match you up soon. If fewer than 30 books are needed for a request, the sponsorship price decreases. You can also see below all the perks of being a sponsor. Thank you!
If you are an adult who needs kids' books, then please fill out the form, and we will work hard to get these books for you. If you are a company or group of friends looking to help out kids by putting good books in their hands, then fill out your form below. (Books available for the program are also shown below!) If you have any questions, please contact Margo directly through her email address: margolynndill (at) gmail.com and put SPONSORSHIP QUESTION in the subject line.
For ages 9 to 13 and up: Historical fiction about the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 through the eyes of a 12-year-old. Themes of social justice, racism, family, strength of character, and more. Read more about it here.
For ages 9 to 13 and up: Contemporary fiction about 12-year-old Kylie who lives on a horse ranch and keeps a secret of her mom's mental illness. Themes include: family dynamics, friendship, mental illness, relying on God, horse care, bonding with horses, and more. Read more here.
For ages 3 to 8: Picture book with rhyming text about a dog and a flea who meet one day on Dog's back. Flea is unusual, and Dog is irritated. What's great about this book is that it also includes opposite activities and questions in the back of the book AND a list of dog and flea facts. This would be perfect for classroom libraries or to give as part of a literacy night at a preschool or elementary. Find out more.
For ages 3 to 8: This book is perfect for RED RIBBON WEEK, but it can be used anytime of the year. RRW is usually the last week in October. In this book, Lucy has trouble listening during a very important week at school--Red Ribbon Week. While she goes about the week, trying to listen, she also learns about being drug free and the importance of friendship. Find out more here.
All you need to do to request a set of books for your classroom is to click the button in the sidebar and fill out the form. Margo will contact you soon after, and you will be added to the wish list. We are working as fast as we can to secure sponsors, but if you have an immediate need for your curriculum or activity or reading night, etc, please let us know, and we will work on securing that for you by the deadline. (The sponsor will receive your name and the name of your school or group.)
Please pass the word on to your colleagues and friends who might be interested in being sponsors and/or need books. The more people we get involved, the better the program will grow--but most importantly, the more kids who will have good books to read and learn from!
Look at the books available above, figure out which ones you are interested in, and click here to fill out the form.
More information on being a sponsor:
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If you are ready to supply 15-30 books for a classroom or other group ( a full or half sponsorship), then please click the button below to fill out a form. Margo will contact you once she receives your form. There is no payment until you are connected with one of the wish list requests above (or you supply your own wish list recipient!).
If you know a school or group where you would like to donate, but they haven't been added to our list yet, you can definitely do that! There's a place for you on the form to write a note to Margo, so just type: "I want to donate 30 The Dog and the Flea books to my daughter's school."
Click below to get started!
We want to encourage summer reading, and we want to have a fun contest! It's very easy to enter to win a $25 or $10 gift card to a bookstore. Click the button below!