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Kishwaukee Elementary School
Every student in the two kindergarten classes at Kishwaukee Elementary School received a new hardcover picture book once a month from October through May.
Olson Park Elementary & Barre City Elementary
Olson Park in Machesney Park, IL and Barre City School in Barre, VT 5th graders collaborated on a reading and skyping project. Both groups read the same book and then skyped with each other to discuss the book.
Marquette Elementary School
Students at Marquette Elementary School reading their new books, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, for their One School One Book event. Each student and faculty member in the school receives his own copy of the same book. The book is read on a schedule with daily activities like trivia contests to encourage interest in the book. The event culminates in a Family Fun Night with games, creative activities and raffles all centered around the book.

Andy’s Books for Kids… Sounds Like a Plan!, our not for profit organization honoring our son, Andy Hodge, who lost his life to a brain tumor in 2006, is in its tenth year of donating new children’s books to kids in the greater Rockford area and beyond. For many families it has become all too common to consider buying books for their children a luxury rather than a necessity. So Andy’s Books is stepping in to help fill that gap.
Andy’s Books completed 23 donation events this school calendar year. Please click here for information about these and our other current and past donation projects. Or you may contact me directly by email at meghodge@andysbooks.org.
You may donate either online by clicking here or by check, made out to Andy’s Books for Kids and mailed to 11708 Inverway, Belvidere, IL 61008.
Every gift will be directly applied to the purchase of new children’s books, making a difference to so many of our kids.
 

Andy’s Books is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Please click the Donate button below to donate through PayPal.
 

 

 Let Us Help

Please, if you are a member of or know of an organization, school, after school program, children’s hospital, etc. who would benefit from a donation of children’s books contact Meg Hodge at meghodge@andysbooks.org or at 815-262-3473 for more information.
 

Kids’ Quotes

Book Pals student
“I want to thank you for giving me the Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. I normally never like reading because I can’t find a book I like. The only time I would read is if I had to. But with this book I wanted to read! The book was exciting and you never knew what was going to happen next. We are so lucky that you gave us these books. Thank you so much!”

Book Pals: Bear Snores On

“Thank you so much for the wonderful book, each and every night me and my mom sit down and read and laugh and I will never forget that thanks to you!

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“I am so extremely thankful for all the books you’ve given us. I can’t express how much the students at Olson Park love you. I’ve been reading your books since second grade. If I am having a rough day I can sit down and read the books all the time. Thank you sooooo much for all you have done for us. “Once you learn how to do this you will be forever free! Answer: READ.”