January 13, 2015
Sharing the magic of great books and inspiring kids to love to read is one of the greatest joys of being a BookPAL. But that’s not all. BookPALS receive many unexpected rewards from the children. When BookPALS arrive in the classroom, they’re greeted with an excitement and an enthusiasm unparalleled by most other experiences. The kids are all smiles and attentiveness, a captive audience at the ready. The class’s anticipation for the books about to be read is almost overwhelming. When BookPALS share a book’s magic, the energy in the room grows. Questions and comments buzz in the aftermath of reading. Week after week, the rapport grows stronger, and BookPALS become prominent members of the classroom family. They can’t walk down the hall without being noticed by a student eager to share the books and authors they are currently reading. Every careful reader knows that the magic in books exists because of its very power to make manifest the magic in each of us. Read it. Tap it. And presto: the room is filled with it! Become a BookPAL and see for yourself!