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Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Books For Children: We Give Books

We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to read free children's books and put them in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, they donate a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf. So, it's like Free Kindle books for kids, what a spectacular program. And every time your child reads a book, a free book is then donated to a charity that provides books to children in need of books across the globe.

To get started: Choose the literacy organization your online reading will support. Since launching We Give Books in April, they've shared books with a host of great non-profit organizations serving young people across the globe.

Choose to support Room to Read, for example, and your reading at We Give Books will help add books to libraries for young people around the world. Select Jumpstart for Young Children and your reading will help build Jumpstart Reading Libraries in pre-school classrooms across the United States.

Helping to share books with others is a simple way to make a difference. One of their aims is to encourage your child to experience the power that reading brings. As you review the growing list of non-profit organizations from which you can choose, consider taking time to talk through the goals of each charity and your reasons for selecting the one you do. And share with your children; reading makes them feel more powerful and helpful than ever.

  • Just select a book from the digital library for FREE and start reading. Once your book is selected you can choose an organization on whose behalf you wish to read for.

  • The book you select appears in a special reading window, and you can page through it exactly as you would if you were holding it in your hands.

  • When you finish reading, you need only to confirm your effort to let them know it's time to share another hardcover or paperback book with a child in need. Read as many books as you like, as many times as you like.

  • Every campaign has its own donation goal. Once a campaign you've supported reaches its goal, they'll send you and your child a personalized email, thanking you for all your effort.

Simple and easy. A way to encourage children to read and a way for them to feel like they are personally helping other children to read as well. I think it's a great program and worth checking out. They also have reading contest where kids can win actual copies of books and win We Give Books t-shirts. 

Hope you enjoy. Please spread the word if you like. Have a safe and happy weekend.


  1. Interesting. I'll have to check this out when my nephew gets old enough to pay attention.

  2. It's wonderful that you're providing reading opportunities to adults AND children, Lena!

  3. Thanks Jade and Lineofserenity for stopping by. I think this will be great for kids who want to read and can feel like special about doing it and even reading them online like adults do on their Kindles and Nooks. Quite fascinating and I think it will be even better when they expand their selection of books.

  4. Hi! I just found this post through pinterest. Very interesting and nice blog too. I'm following.


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