Last week I had the honor of participating in Milk + Bookies day, a day where bloggers dedicate a post to their favorite books to read to their kids or their favorite books as kids, and I thought it was such a worthy cause I decided to bring it over here, to Baby’s First Year.

Milk + Bookies is a non-profit organization that exposes young children to how great it feels to give back while celebrating the love of a good book.

(More after the jump.)

I was a voracious reader as a kid. I could plow through a chapter book like a donkey on crack attached to a plow (awkward metaphor). My favorites were Otis Spofford, the Ramona Quimby books, and the Amelia Bedelia stories. I also really loved Sweet Valley High when I was in fourth grade, and one time I read this really ridiculous book called The Face On The Milk Carton and I can still recite the beginning of one chapter in particular because it was so scandalous!

(“The kiss was hard, and serious,” is how it started.)

Now that I’m an adult (more or less) I find I still love books geared toward children. I finally read Anne of Green Gables (life changing) and PL Travers’ Mary Poppins (so so so good) and I am so excited to introduce them to Huck as he gets older.  (Our current favorites are Huck Runs Amuck and Where The Wild Things Are.)

For Milk + Bookies day on my blog I posted a video of us reading a book that’s currently in heavy rotation, No, David! Here it is!

To find out how you can participate in the Milk + Bookies organization, CLICK HERE.

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I’m so impressed! It’s not often that you get to celebrate and teach your kids about giving back at the same time but the non-profit organization Milk + Bookies does just that. They help you throw a party where the guests choose and purchase a book, write a little message inside and then the books are sent to less fortunate children.

Where does the milk part come in? The organization brings milk and cookies for everyone to munch on. Sounds fun doesn’t it? If your kids love reading, this would make a great birthday party idea.

To learn more about the organization, check out the super cute animated short below.


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