What day is February 14th? It’s International Book Giving Day, silly!
Actually, this was news to me and probably is to you, too, but hey, what better way to honor your little Valentine than to give them a book?
“International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.”
Roses are red, violets are blue, chocolate makes you hyper but this book is for you!
Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day:
1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative. Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby. Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice.
3. Donate a Book. Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.
to gift a copy of Long Live Earth
– have a happy Valentine’s/International Book Giving Day!
Treading lightly on this planet should be the of goal of every one of us. Look no further than Reduce Footprints for all kinds of info and inspiration. And thank you Reduce Footprints for your generous and thoughtful review of Long Live Earth!
Here is an excerpt:
“Let me give you my impressions of this book. The illustrations are beautiful. Each one is a photo of a quilt square handmade by Ms. Morrison. They are enchanting and whimsical. The text is done in rhyme; the cadence is very appealing and, I believe, will become like a song which stays in the heads (and hearts) of readers. Some of the words may need a bit of explanation for younger children but most kids will have no problem understanding the meaning. The book is appropriate for all age levels, for reading alone or together, and would make a terrific gift. Adults will enjoy it, as well!
Here’s another fact which, as “greenies”, you’re sure to appreciate: the book is printed on recycled paper by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified suppliers using certified environmentally-friendly ink. Yay!
I highly recommend this book … for your kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, schools, etc. You can purchase a copy by clicking HERE.”
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Thank you so much to all of you who entered the Long Live Earth give-away. I so appreciate your interest!
I have received the names of the winners and can’t wait to get the book out to all 20 of you. I am currently waiting to receive the books by snail mail from the printer (hot off the press). I will sign them and pop them back into the snail mail trail en route to you as soon as I get them.
So thank you, winners, in advance for your patience. And a big thank you to everyone who entered. If you would like to pre-order a copy of your own from Amazon (and help support 350.org) just click the big heart.
And thank you all, from the bottom of mine…
Just wanted to say thank you to Randi, the lovely (and patient) lady of Beautifully Bohemian. Her musings are inspirational….
Wow, just one day into Long Live Earth‘s Goodreads Give-Away and 40 fabulous people have added the soon to be released Anniversary edition of Long Live Earth to their “to read” list! Another 149 have entered the Book-Giveaway!
I sincerely wish I could make each and every entrant a winner 🙂
Well, it is high time that I started actually communing with everyone and adding to my own shelves… I am looking forward to joining the neighborhood.
Thank you, Goodreads!
Thank you Kyla and Miss Kornick’s Kindergarten Class! I wonder what great things you’re all up to now, ten years on!
Follow this link to join the Spaghetti Book Club – check it out!
Can it really be 20 years since Long Live Earth was first published?
The first time around I wanted this book to make a difference. Judging from the thoughtful letters that I received from kids all over the world (who are now, no doubt, progressive thinking young adults like my son Ben, now 24) I believe it did.
But this time I’m hopeful that Long Live Earth will make an ever BIGGER difference as we have now reached a truly critical moment in our fight against global warming and climate change. There is simply no time to lose. That’s why I will be donating a portion of all pre-ordered book proceeds to 350.org, an amazing global grassroots movement committed to solving the climate crisis. More specifics TBD, but if you don’t already know 350.org then it’s definitely time to check them out. My target date to begin taking pre-orders for the Anniversary edition of Long Live Earth is October 16. I sincerely hope you will come back over in mid October to pre-order Long Live Earth for you and yours (and in doing also support 350.org!). In the meantime click on the link below and check out some really informative, inspiring videos:
Long Live our Children!