Milk + Bookies


Don’t you just love a good book?  I mean, really truly, it is one of the great pleasures of life, and at any age.  I have to say that I love children’s books just as much, well actually, probably more than big people books.  There is just something so magical about children’s books . . . the words, the colors, the imagination, the drawings and even the smell.

Well, it’s Milk + Bookies Day.  And I’m really excited to be participating in this blog event along the likes of Melisa from The Lil Bee,  Joanna from A Cup of Jo, Abbey of Abbey Goes Design Scouting and many more.

What is Milk + Bookies you ask [besides a really cute + clever name]?  It’s a pretty great organization that helps provide books to children that don’t have access to them.  The concept is, you host a book party, book club . . . any kind of gathering and everyone purchases a favorite book, writes a perosnal inscription, and then recieves an “I donated” sticker.  And thus, many children are given books they would otherswise not have oppurtunity to receive.  You can of course also simply make a donation.

I know giving a favorite book is one of my favorite presents to give.  You too?

What was your favorite children’s book?  Do you have any current favorites that you are reading to your littles?

I always loved any of the Berenstain Bears books and one book that I just adored was the Little Fur Family.

As an adult one of my favorite children’s authors is Lauren Child.

My little la la’s are liking : +Pippi Lonstocking + Nobody Notices Minerva + Sparkle and Spin + The Gruffalo + Little Hoot

Happy Monday, Lovelies.  I hope you feel inspired to give a book and read a book!

+ To learn more, you can watch the adorable Milk + Bookies video h e r e
+ You can sponsor h e r e
+ Lastly, you need some c o o k i e s [ made these this weekend] to go with your milk  + bookies

 images | la la lovely |



  • Mary
    Commented on September 19th, 2011 at 9:50am

    Fun concept, and I’m with you on loving books. We love Little Hoot too – I actually read it last night during bedtime stories. Oliver Jeffers is another favorite. My son is 4, and we’ve started chapter books too, which has been a fun transition. Loving all by Roald Dahl and the My Father’s Dragon series.

  • Trina
    Commented on September 19th, 2011 at 11:23pm

    Oh, I love Roald Dahl too. We started the BFG but then got a little busy. I was just thinking how we need to pick that up again. I’ll have to look into the My Father’s Dragon series! Thanks!

  • Miz.November
    Commented on September 20th, 2011 at 10:26pm

    Great post. There are a few books from my childhood that were so well loved that the bindings have given out and they are hardly holding on. The Pokey Little Puppy was one. And I adore Horton Hatches The Egg.

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