From April 17 – 23, the week leading up to UNESCO’s World Book Day, you have an opportunity to help young readers in local communities throughout North America by doing two things you already love: reading and tabbing
How it works
To both celebrate and spread the joy of reading, Penguin Random House is pledging to donate up to 300,000 books to Save the Children. To unlock the book donations, all you have to do is browse and read the free, timed excerpts from their books and authors on this site. Check the top of each excerpt to see how many minutes you will contribute and how many books will be donated in return.
In addition, we have partnered with Penguin Random House to allow you to earn donated books just by donating hearts! Each 1,000 hearts donated to our #ProjectReadathon campaign will unlock a book donation to Save the Children, up to 5,000 books.
Today, only about one-third of American fourth-graders are proficient in reading. Studies demonstrate that if children can’t read at grade level by fourth grade, they are unlikely to ever catch up. This is an amazing opportunity to share a gift while doing things you already enjoy.
Happy Tabbing & Reading!