Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Before March ends, make sure to encourage bring your little bookworm to the library since March is National Reading Month.
To help promote a love for reading, Cheerios is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Spoonfuls of Stories program, which places one free book written by award-winning authors inside specially-marked cereal boxes. This year, six different books (with English and Spanish versions) will be distributed together:
- Peeny Butter Fudge, by Toni and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda
- Mostly Monsterly, by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Scott Magoon
- Noodle & Lou, by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Arthur Howard
- If I Were a Jungle Animal, by Amanda Ellery and illustrated by Tom Ellery
- Hello Baby, by Mem Fox and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
- Can I Just Take a Nap?, by Ron Rauss and illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Since 2002, Cheerios has distributed 60 million books in boxes and donated $3.8 million to First Book, a non-profit dedicated to improving literacy for low-include families by providing them their first new books. This year, Cheerios will be giving 50,000 children’s books and $300,000 to First Book.
You can also donate to First Book through your mobile phones by using short code 20222 and texting Books2Kids. By doing so, a $5 donation will be made that will provide two new books to a child in need. Standard messaging rates apply, and the donation amount will appear on your cell phone bill. Parents can also find other book-related events sponsored by Cheerios near you.
More about books and reading on Parents.com
- Announcing Our Raise a Reader 2011 Contest Winner
- Toddler Books for Emotional Milestones
- Reading Advice from Favorite Children’s Book Authors