Let me just say right off the bat that this is not a shameless commercial promotion for Kellogg's cereals. Yes, I am a cereal lover; and yes, I do buy Kellogg's cereals from time to time. But that's not what this is about. More of an "atta boy!" That's what this is about. Kudos to Kellogg's and Scholastic Books for creating a program that puts free books in the hands of young readers. How could any self-respecting school librarian turn that offer down.
I just went online and ordered my first free book. After it arrives in my mail in about 8 weeks, I will head to my old school and donate it to an English teacher friend who is always in need of more books for her classroom library. I also had the option to donate the book directly to a school.
The promotion information on the back of the box rightly points out what every librarian already knows: Reading can boost self-confidence and improves a child's ability to think creatively and critically. Librarians also know that reading can improve vocabulary and writing skills along with a host of other benefits. Good readers are better students.
Free books? Count me in on this deal. Hats off to Kellogg's and Scholastic. If you are interested in this deal, look for specially-marked boxes of Kellogg's cereal, and check out the Fuel for School promotion at www.freebookoffer.com.