Calgary’s Dote Magazine encourages a book drive for Calgary Reads as we help bring books to children in our city who need them most. In collaboration with the Calgary Food Bank, A Good Book Drive runs until January 5.
Hello Book Lovers!
Throughout the month of December we are aiming to get out and inspire Calgary to donate a new copy of a book they think every child should read. The books this year are going to a program through Calgary Reads called Read Every Day That You Eat, an amazing children’s literacy program in partnership with the Calgary Food Bank that provides children in need an opportunity to have books of their own. This means the books you donate will go directly into the hands of children who need them most and inspire them to love reading as much as you do.
Here’s how you can help! *December 5 – Jan 5, 2016*
Have an hour?
Head out to one of our many local independent book stores to buy a new book! Then drop by your closest Drop Box location between December 5th – January 5th to fill out a book plate, slap it on the inside cover and place it in the box. Bonus points: snap a photo of your book title and share it on social media with #agbd2015 and #agbdyyc
Drop Box locations:
Owl’s Nest Books
Coco and Charlie
Banbury Lane Design Centre
Crave Cupcakes and Cookies – Crowfoot
Crave Cupcakes and Cookies – Aspen
Crave Cupcakes and Cookies – Willow Park
Crave Cupcakes and Cookies – Kensington
Shelf Life Books
2000 Days Pre Kindergarden
Monkey Shines Books
One Cycle Spin Studio
Gravitypope Clothing and Shoes
Have 10 minutes?
Order your book title and have it shipped or dropped off directly to Calgary Reads (#105,105, 12th Ave SE). Stumped on what to get? Browse the suggested list below, or call your favourite 0-8 year-old. Then brag about the title you picked on social media using #agbd2015 and #agbdyyc.
Have 5 minutes?
Tell the Internet! Forward this email, to your pals and co-workers to deliver a new book to their nearest Drop Box location. All 21 local locations will be listed with a map on agoodbookdrive.com starting on December 5th – Jan 5th
Help us meet our goal of donating 2,000 new books this year while kicking off your holiday season by helping children in need.
Suggested children’s book titles:
A Mouse Called Wolf – Dick King-Smith
Cliffhanger – Jacqueline Wilson
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl
Glubbslyme – Jacqueline Wilson
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
The BFG – Roald Dahl
The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss
The Hodgeheg – Dick King-Smith
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr
The Mum-Minder – Jacqueline Wilson
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
The Sheep-Pig – Dick King-Smith
The Fox Busters – Dick King-smith
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne