WHAT TO READ

SOME RECENT UPDATES FROM READ NOTEBOOKS

With only a few weeks left before summer ends, there’s still time to sit back on the beach or by the pool with a great book. To give you some ideas, we pulled together a couple summer reading recommendations from a diverse group of business leaders.

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Three educational games you can play this month with younger children to advance early childhood literacy, reading and writing skills, and imagination.

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Celebrate National Coloring Book Day, August 2nd, with 5 fun activities for kids and adults. Adult coloring. Kid's parties. Family fun. DIY projects. And more.

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See how Dolly Parton, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, and Hellen Mirren are promoting reading for all children.

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1. Papier MâchéDid you know papier mâché is French for "chewed paper"? If you have some time on your hands, make your own paper pulp with this DIY project.
2. Origami - Keep your craft project clean and simple with this Japanese tradition of folding paper—A few sheets of paper and a good attitude are the only supplies you need!
3. Tissue Paper Trees - This project is great for creative types and features one of the coolest mothers of all—earth!
4. Make a New Journal from an Old Book - This project takes a bit more time, but the end result will not disappoint! A great gift for any mom who loves to write.
5. Paper Airplanes - Our personal favorite, paper airplanes are quick and easy to make.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Read since our launch, we had the chance to host our first Read Up.

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Why a book, and the joy of reading, is the best give you can give on Giving Tuesday.

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See how we're working to open opportunity for all children, one book at a time.

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