Raise Kids' Reading Levels
The Usborne "Reading Is A Gift" book fair program was developed by
Usborne Books to encourage reading and at the same time earn free books, and/or
profits for your school or organization. We understand the needs and challenges
faced by organizations trying to raise funds, so we've designed a program to
make it easy for you to reach your fundraising goals! With the FREE book and/or
cash incentives that are in place for each book fair, you can choose the option
that best meets the needs of your school.
- FREE books - Up
to 50% of retail sales in free books.
- Books & Cash
- Provides the host school with FREE books and cash for the library.
- Cash only - Fund
special projects, teacher resources or extras for your students.
“Reading is a Gift” Book Fairs are Hassle-free
With more than 8,000 Consultants in the United States alone, your "Reading
Is A Gift"
book fair partner is probably right around the corner and ready
to work hard for your
fundraiser. An Educational Consultant will walk you
through your event from start to finish
making it pleasant and profitable for
you, your students, and your school.
Usborne Books Creates A Fundraiser That Keeps On Giving
Usborne & Kane/Miller Books are internationally acclaimed as the finest
entertaining and educational children's books in the marketplace today. Usborne
& Kane/Miller offer over 1,800 fiction and non-fiction titles that inspire,
engage and entertain your students through reading. As a host school, you can
choose from a wide range of subjects covering science, history, hobbies, nature,
the arts and more. Is there a better gift to give than the gift of reading?
There's no better gift for your school or organization than an Usborne
"Reading Is A Gift" book fair event that promotes reading and pays
you back in FREE books and/or cash.
Reach for the Stars!! – A pledge based reading incentive program
The Reach for the Stars!! program rewards children for reading with
free books of their choice as well as new books for their school. Reach for the
Stars!! returns a minimum of 100% back to the school and students in a
combination of Usborne & Kane/Miller books. A cash fundraiser option is
What is the goal of the program?
The goal of Reach for the Stars!! is for children
to develop a daily reading habit during the one to two week period of the RFTS
program. Educational experts recommend that children read 30 minutes per
Who can participate?
This program is designed to benefit any
organizational group, such as schools, individual classrooms, clubs,
preschools, church groups, home school groups, charities, businesses, and
Parents and children request pledges from friends
and family members to support the kids’ reading habit. Ask your organization if
corporate sponsorships are available.
How do the kids benefit?
They develop a reading routine and receive
Usborne & Kane/Miller books for participating. Together we can help
children discover the joy of reading and give them the opportunity to choose
their very own books to keep!
How can your organization benefit?
Reach for the Stars!! has flexible options to
meet your needs, whether you need books for the library, classroom, community
projects, or perhaps cash for a specific purpose. A minimum of 100% of the
pledges are returned to the participants and organization in the form of books,
or a combination of books and cash with the fundraising option.
- Minimum 100%
return on student
pledges – in form of books and/or cash!
- We do all the
work – Hassle Free –
just choose your free books!
- Earn free award
winning educational books of your choice
from over 1800 Usborne and Kane/Miller titles for classrooms and
- Kids earn free
books of their choice
too – so excitement about reading extends beyond the program dates!
Literacy for a Lifetime
Literacy for a Lifetime is
a 50% matching grant program partnering Usborne Books & More with
businesses, foundations, and individuals who support reading at organizations
and schools of their choice. Reading is the heart of education! As the leading
publisher of children's non fiction books, Usborne Books & More carries
over 1400 Usborne and Kane Miller titles, including fiction, story books,
activity books and more, where reading is fun for kids of all ages. The
Literacy for a Lifetime program matches any corporate or individual donation or
grant that purchases books from Usborne Books & More with an additional 50%
in free books. For example, when a corporation donates $10,000 in books from
Usborne Books & More to a local elementary school, Usborne Books & more
will donate an additional $5,000 in books to the school.
A Literacy for a Lifetime matching grant program is an excellent
way to expand a library collection, build a leveled book room, or provide
supplemental classroom materials.
for a Lifetime program can
also be used with the following:
- State and
Federal grants – such as:
- Title I Grants
to Local Educational Agencies
through School Libraries
- Even Start
Education Preschool Grants
- Small, Rural
School Achievement Program
- Education for
Homeless Children and Youth
Century Community Learning Centers
- Reading First
- Early Reading
donations or grants
- PTA/PTSA grants