Read, Play and Give with

The Pearson Foundation and Penguin Books have launched,, a great new web site for kids and parents that lets kids read books online, get reading tips, and print out activity packets THEN after reading online, a book is donated to the charity of your choice (there are at least 10 to choose from). Total win-win situation!

How it works. Once you have created a login, you get to pick from a host of charities to have the books donated to after you read with your child online. They have books for children up to 10 years old and may add young adult books, too. The books are beautiful! Some of the books, like Ladybug Girl, have printable activity packets that you can download and use as supplemental activities for you child or class.

Not only do the children have a free way to learn about charity and the act of giving, it also gives them a larger selection of books to read without having to go to the bookstore or library. Sign up for We Give Books and read with your kids today!

Disclosure – I was an invited guest and I wrote this review as part of a campaign by Mom Central on behalf of We Give Books and received breakfast, tickets to the Rock Bottom Remainders concert, and a gift certificate.