I love to read, you love to read, we all love to read!
To this day, my dad tells me I was just like my mom and that for all of my childhood, I always had my nose in a book. Reading can take you to another world, it can let your imagination soar, reading can make you cry on one page and laugh the next, and it can be a great distraction from the day-to-day “busyness” we all seem to have.
As a parent, reading to my children was and is non-negotiable. Even with the crazy amounts of technology that surround us, the feeling of sitting down to read a good book can’t be matched. I kept many of the books my daughters had when they were little, but as they grew older, many were donated to worthy causes.
With the birth of my son, I was not only excited to read some of my daughters favourites but I was even more pumped to start up his own collection based on his interests.
First Book Canada, in partnership with Rakuten Kobo and Penguin Random House Canada, announced “The Awesome Project”, a literacy initiative that will provide elementary school-aged children with their very own first book, as well as educational resources to help foster the love of reading.
“Awesome Is Everywhere” is written by an awesome international bestselling author, Neil Pasricha. This latest book is aimed at children.
Neil says: I wrote this book to teach my son the power of attitude and awareness, and I am thrilled to be partnering with Kobo and First Book Canada to share this message with young Canadians. I hope the book encourages them to notice the world around them, and to become engaged citizens and leaders of Canada.
I know all about Neil and his positive writing because, The Book of Awesome was the last book my late mom gave to me. I also happen to own one of the first released Kobo e-readers, so this initiative and program are very dear to my heart!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Buy your first book with Kobo before November 30 and Kobo will donate $5 to First Book Canada, helping children in need to get access to new books, one of the most important factors affecting literacy.
- When you create a free Kobo account, you also get a $5 credit.
** Only new Kobo customers that sign up through my special PegCityLovely link and purchase a book before November 30 will be eligible for this offer.
I hope you will join me in supporting the #BooksToKids program and provide the joy of reading to children across the country!
Cheers to your next reading adventure!