MARCH-ing Books to Kids

You all know how passionate I am about helping children become lovers of books and reading.

As I journey along on this picture book writing path, I meet others who share the same mission.

Yesterday I visited the website of author AJ Irving and discovered a brilliant initiative to get books into the hands of kids who don’t have any. Yes, you read that right! There are plenty of kids, here in the good old USA, who grow up in homes without books. And we can help!

MARCH-ing Books to Kids.

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever - Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (PomegranateKids, March 15, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, Feb 13, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, May 1, 2019); MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee Books, Spring 2020); FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2020) picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my young grandson.

Posted on February 28, 2015, in Picture Book Pass It On, Reading is Fundamental and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Hooray for Marching Books to Kids! 🙂

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  2. I just learned about this on FB last week, and donated 3 books to their March program. SUCH a great idea!

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    • That is fantastic, Susanna! Thank you so much…you are a very generous lady…and your Perfect Picture Book resource page is one of the best things since sliced bread for parents and teachers and librarians…you do so much for us all. 🙂

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  3. Marching Books Kids! Excellent.

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    • I know, Marylin…it’s a great initiative. It’s hard to believe there are kids in this country who live in homes where there are no books. We can’t fix it all, but we can help a bit. 😉

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    • It’s a wonderful initiative to get books into the hands of kids, Erik. You do such an incredible job of spreading the word about books with your blog…and I know you write for your local paper, also. You are truly an inspiration for other kids!

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  4. Connecting kids with their incarcerated parents/grandparents through storybooks is an amazing project that I’m very happy to have been able to donate a copy of Little Bird Lost to

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  5. What a wonderful idea! There are always so many worthy places to donate books, and I’m happy to learn about new ones.

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