We help kids in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. Help us put NEW books in the hands of children who need them most and close the literacy achievement gap by creating equitable home learning environments for Washington students.
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Success Storyp>Books for Kids partners with many wonderful programs to deliver new books and literacy services to children in need.
This comes from Mason County Literacy: An excited boy of 5 came bursting through the classroom doors and eagerly exclaimed, "My mom has a hard time reading but she tried anyway and read this book to me 600 times! Do you have any more 600 time books?"
And from Valhalla Elementary in Auburn: "Our students love having their very own books to keep. They love showing them to others and talking about the stories once they have read them. It is such a positive experience for many kids whose positive experiences are few and far between."
The #1 predictor of future academic success is the number of books in the home. Giving to Books for Kids helps ensure at-risk children get to experience the joy and the opportunity provided by books and reading.