Katie, my niece, is a 4th/5th grade teacher near Seattle, WA. #cbias

Katie, my niece, is a 4th/5th grade teacher near Seattle, WA.

Thanks for all of the fabulous books!! The kids were beside themselves when they saw the stack piled high on the table this morning! After getting my name in them, over 2/3 of them were taken and being read within minutes. They were so happy… Thank you!  

– Katie & the kids

 It’s time to tally up the #NickCFK virtual book drive comments and while I didn’t get as many as I’d hoped, I’ve made the entire $200 donation in your honor!

Picking the books to donate was easy. I checked out my niece’s school’s website and found the Battle of the Books booklist and I purchased every title on the list plus two sequels. Battle of the Books gives kids a chance to read 11-13 books and then compete against each other for prizes. It’s a great way to get kids interested in reading and gives them a shared experience that can lead to a lifetime of learning.

#cbias Early Reader Donation - Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive through their HELP THEM READ SIMPLE SERVICE PROJECT

Early Reader Donation – Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive through their HELP THEM READ SIMPLE SERVICE PROJECT

So what can $200 buy in books? 13 Hardcover books, 1 paperback, and 8 Easy-to-Read books including a few Nickelodeon books featuring Sponge Bob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer I purchased at Walmart.

#cbias Reusable book bag filled with Early Reader Donations for the Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive through their HELP THEM READ SIMPLE SERVICE PROJECT

Reusable book bag filled with Early Reader Donations for the Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive through their HELP THEM READ SIMPLE SERVICE PROJECT

These are the chapter books from the Battle of the Books list:

  1. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  2. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
  3. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood
  4. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book III: The Unseen Guest  by Maryrose Wood
  5. The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
  6. The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
  7. We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School) by Andrew Clements
  8. Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
  9. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  10. The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy
  11. Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
  12. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  13. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  14. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Book Total: $153     Tax $14.55   Total: $167.09 plus previous book purchase $40 = $207.90

#cbias Katie's new classroom books - the kids will love the new books!

Katie’s new classroom books – the kids will love the new books!

Participating in the Champions for Kids Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive SIMPLE Service Project allowed me to help out my niece Katie and her classroom of 50 students. Those kids and their experience with these books can impact a far larger community and with literacy being a true passion, it feels really great to have been a part of this Simple Service Project. Katie was beyond thrilled at the donation and so excited to share the books with the kids!

#cbias Shopping for Easy-to-Read books at Walmart

Shopping for Easy-to-Read books at Walmart

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