Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Review: We Give Books

This weekend, I'm reviewing not just one book but many books... and I have a FREE copy of every single one of them for every single one of you, my readers!! Actually, anyone can access these free books but if you haven't heard of this website yet, check it out.
We give books is an online library of free e-books.  For every book you read with your child (or your child reads alone) a book is donated to support literacy around the world.
We give books is hosted by the Penguin Group and Pearson Foundation. You begin by signing up (which is totally FREE).  You then get to choose your "campaign". For every book you read, the publisher makes  a donation to your campaign. We chose the campaign, Books for Asia, but you can choose from eight different campaigns or choose to support all eight.
After you sign up, you can choose any book from the library to read for FREE. (Did I mention everything on this website is FREE to you??) The books are a variety of fiction and nonfiction including
some of our favorites like:
DK Let's Look Books (Dinosaurs, Trucks and Diggers, Snakes, Monkeys
Max and Ruby Books by Rosemary Wells
Spot books by Eric Hill
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Llama Llama books by Anne Dewdney
Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis

Classics like:
The Little Engine That Could
The Tales of Peter Rabbit

And Early Readers-- most of these seem to be non-fiction

From time to time new books are added!
The site is easy to navigate and the reader is very easy to use. Logan likes to "turn the pages" himself and he is able to do it with just a click of the mouse button.
As an added bonus, you can read up about the different campaigns and talk to your children about wegivebooks is giving back. You can also join reading groups (although I haven't checked into that feature myself).
I have to give this site an A+ rating!! (They didn't pay me or give me anything to say that. It's just my honest opinion on the subject.) So go check it out and let me know what you think.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this (that's from me, Nick and Alex). I wanted to read with Nick after school today but we couldn't find any good books at home to practice reading.

  2. Thank you so much for your post! I'm just working through my list of followers for Mom is the Only Girl (It's been a long month and a half here) and am so happy to have found your blog! Cutie Pie was an early talker and we thought he'd be an early reader as a result, but no interest yet. Can't wait to explore your site more!