For us as a family, reading has always been super important. I am an avid reader, I also like to write. My kids have always loved reading too, and just recently I started sharing my Kobo with the older kids. They love getting books at their reading level and taking the time to sit and read, sometimes I find them reading together! 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. Don’t have an account with Kobo? When you create a free Kobo account, you also get a $5 credit! **Only new Kobo customers that sign up through the kobo.com/awesome landing page and purchase a book before November 30 will be eligible for this offer. I remember when I was in Elementary School – before the school I was attending moved to a brand new building, it was older and the library was my favorite place in the whole school. It had a loft, and you could go upstairs and hang out on the huge bean bags and just read. The computer lab was separate, and no one really wanted to go on the computers – we all just wanted to hang out and read, something I don’t see very often anymore. If given the choice I know my kids will pick a good book, in a quiet and fun spot over a computer – which is something I am truly happy about. FIRST BOOK CANADA PARTNERS WITH KOBO AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR NEIL PASRICHA TO LAUNCH “THE AWESOME PROJECT“ Your first Kobo eBook purchase will mean a child in need receives his or her own first book as part of “The Awesome Project”
About “The Awesome Project“
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. As part of “The Awesome Project”, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha, whose “Awesome” series has sold in the millions of copies, will be visiting with students across Southern Ontario to read from Awesome is Everywhere, his latest book aimed at children. Each school will receive copies of Awesome is Everywhere, in addition to 1,500 brand new books and a $1,000 grant to purchase books and Kobo eReaders through the First Book Canada Marketplace. Reading celebration tour brings 10,000 new books and educational resources to five Southern Ontario high-needs elementary schools. Your first Kobo eBook purchase will mean a child in need receives his or her own first book as part of “The Awesome Project. “The Awesome Project” Tour Schedule:
- October 26: Market Lane Public School – Toronto, ON
- October 27: St. John Vianney Catholic School – Etobicoke, ON
- October 28: Lancaster Public School – Mississauga, ON
- October 29: Westwood Elementary School – Hamilton, ON
- October 30: Lakewoods Public School – Oshawa, ON
Each time a new customer in Canada purchases their first digital book from Kobo until November 30, the company will ensure a child in need receives his or her own first book. For every new customer who signs up and makes a purchase at www.kobo.com/awesome, Kobo will donate $5 to First Book Canada. Each new Kobo customer will also receive a $5 credit that will be applied toward their first eBook purchase.
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.