Year-end Reflections

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney

The Book Trust Key Three Key 3: Consistency

Old Habits Die Hard

We all have them. We probably don’t remember when they started. We all try to break them. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we don’t. Whether it is nail biting, pimple popping, peeling skin off apples, tapping your fingers to the beat, obsessively checking your phone... The list goes on and on.

The Book Trust Key Three Key 2: Celebration

Celebrate Good Times, Come On

We all know that refrain. We immediately hear Kool & the Gang singing in our heads. It probably brings a smile to our faces. Maybe the last time you heard it you were celebrating someone you care about at a wedding.

Field Notes: Occasional Musings from Team Book Trust

Hey folks, I’m Alex Buis, and I've recently joined the Book Trust team as Marketing and Social Media Intern. When I signed on a few weeks back, I naturally presumed that I’d spend my time fulfilling the job description - marketing till the cows come home.

Until the Exception Becomes the Rule – Moe’s Story

Last month I had the privilege of meeting Moe at one of our Book Trust celebrations at a school in Denver. Moe’s experience that day triggered him to think about his young self. It started when he saw that Scholastic Reading Club flyer---it immediately evoked feelings of desire and embarrassment. He was the kid who couldn’t buy books because his mom could not afford them.

The Book Trust Key Three Key 1: Choice

Think about the last time you visited the cereal aisle in the grocery store. Did you choose something you know you like because you have eaten it before? Did someone recommend that cereal to you? Did you like the design on the box? Did you read the nutrition information? Or, did you walk out empty handed because you were overwhelmed by the options and couldn’t figure out how to make a choice?

child choosing books

#VaultStories

If you had a vault, what would you keep in it? Your most precious treasures---jewelry, passports, family heirlooms? What about books? That’s what Ms. Yost puts in the vault in her 2nd grade classroom at Mockingbird Elementary School---Book Trust books. Superintendent Adler of Ralston Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska was the special guest invited to open the vault on book delivery day last fall.

North Star Parents Bring Book Trust Strategies Home

It’s common knowledge that the first snowfall of winter usually ignites a bit of a frenzy. However, on the night of those first flakes in Denver, a frenzy of a different kind was building at North Star Elementary. Parents flooded a classroom amidst the wet roads and signs of winter eager to attend their child’s literacy night. Book Trust and North Star Elementary teamed up to equip parents with literacy strategies to take home – strategies that will take those Book Trust books one step further.

Spending Time in Classrooms is all in a Day’s Work for Book Trust Team Members

As any parent volunteer will tell you, there’s nothing like spending time in the classroom to experience the world through a child’s eyes.

Book Trust Launches in New York City

It’s the most populous city in the United States—a fast-paced global power influencing commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is arguably the cultural and financial capital of the world, and this fall, Book Trust launched its program in twelve schools across the city.

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