This week, Ashar got money to read books.
OK, not really. But it’s Buck-A-Book Week, a fundraiser to support our town’s Literacy Council and its programs, and for each book kids read, they can collect pledges to go toward local literacy programs.
Ashar pledged to read 10 books – and I’m proud to say she reached her goal!
As she was reading, I snapped photos of her with each book, and we added a special message to a supporter on each one of the pictures.
So here’s a look at what we’re reading, photographic-like, with shout-outs to those who have helped Ashar raise more than $175 for the York County Literacy Council!
And for those who’d like to know more, here’s a list of the 10 books pictured:
- Graphic Mythology: Greek Myths
- Graphic Mythology: Egyptian Myths
- Graphic Mythology: Roman Myths
- Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers
- Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia
- Who Was King Tut?
- The King of the Cats and Other Feline Fairy Tales
- Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods & Heroes
- Alchemy: The Great Secret
- The World Almanac For Kids 2013
Many thanks to all of Ashar’s sponsors – we had a lot of fun “reading for you!” Special thanks to a sponsor who is not pictured (because we have a special photo gift for her still to come) – my mom, Joan Concilio.
Another special thanks goes out to everyone who supports Ashar’s love of reading, both by recommending great books, lending books to us and buying us books!
Those of you who are our Facebook friends know that for her coming 13th birthday, ALL Ashar has asked for is giftcards to Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble to go book-browsing!
I’ve got no problem with that!
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10 thoughts on “What we’re reading: Buck-A-Book Week edition”
I love this! What a great idea to take a picture and give a dedication for each book. This would be a great idea to encourage late or relucatant readers as well. (I might have to use this idea for my late reading boys.) I love the list, too. I am going to check them out.
Phyllis, I think that would be great!! I hadn’t thought of it until I was trying to find a way to do something nice for our sponsors in this fundraiser, but now I can see ways I could adapt this for lots of things, from Christmas-gift thank-yous to other projects!
It looks like Sarah had a blast doing this! Lots of good books 🙂
Thanks! We really had a good time and the books have been awesome.
I love how you captioned each book. What a great idea!! Way to go Sarah!!!
Awww, thanks, Karen! 🙂
Love it! I love her book choices too. Ancient Egypt and ancient mythology are two of my personal interests 🙂
That’s so cool! We have really learned a ton – all of us. I don’t think I had studied that since maybe a short unit in the third grade!
Oh Sarah has my heart! I love all things Greek and Egyptian! I love the idea of snapping a pic for the sponsors!
Welcome “back!!!” Sarah is still going on Ancient Egypt especially. She’s fascinated! We learned how they made the pyramids smooth – that was her big “wow” moment.