Read For My School Frequently Asked Questions

Read For My School

Read for My School, sponsored by LeapFrog, is a digital reading challenge that lets readers everywhere support their local public elementary schools. Starting on March 19 and continuing through April 5, 2013, we'll help donate 150,000 LeapFrog books to public elementary schools across the United States. In the process, we'll highlight the importance of public schools and school libraries in the lives of our children and in the hearts of our communities. During this program, every children's book read online by a Read for My School registered member will be credited to the member's school of choice, and a LeapFrog children's book will be donated on his or her behalf until all 150,000 books have been donated.

Sign up today and select a school. Each time a children's book is read online for free on WeGiveBooks.org, we will donate a LeapFrog children's book to that school. (Each school must have more than 25 books read on its behalf to qualify for the chance to earn up to 250 books.)

Read for My School is a program of We Give Books and sponsored by LeapFrog.

This program is open to all public elementary schools within the United States. An elementary school is defined as a school that serves children from pre-K through 5th grade, as listed in the MDR database. Schools serving grades K-8 may also participate, provided that they are listed in the school field on the Read for My School registration page, but please be aware that book donations will only include books age-appropriate for younger students.

Additionally, if you do not attend a public elementary school, you may choose to support any public elementary school that you wish. Ideas for schools to support include:

  • Your local public elementary school
  • The public elementary school that you attended
  • The public elementary school that your relatives or friends attend

Every school has the ability to earn as many as 250 books — until all 150,000 books are given away. A school must have at least 25 books read on its behalf in order to qualify.

LeapFrog is donating a total of 150,000 books to schools as part of the Read for My School campaign. Each individual school can earn a maximum of 250 LeapFrog books.

Keep reading! After April 5, 2013, five lucky schools will be chosen to receive a visit from the We Give Books ReadMobile. ReadMobile visits are open to schools within the continental United States only.

Every school that earns books through Read For My School will receive a donation of hard copy LeapFrog books. These books are a part of LeapFrog's Tag Reading System and Tag Junior Reading System, but do not require the Tag Reader pen.

Make sure that you enter your school's state and select the correct school name and city on the registration page so that we can track the number of books that your school reads and earns.

Once the reading begins on March 19, read a book to begin giving books to your school. You can always check the number of books that your school has read and earned by visiting your user profile on We Give Books.

No! Anyone with an Internet connection can give to schools through the Read for My School program once they register and choose a school.

There is never a limit to the number of books that an individual can read, or re-read on WeGiveBooks.org. Participants are encouraged to read as many books as they'd like from our free online library of children's books.

No. The Read for My School program will be donating LeapFrog books to schools that participate.

Only one school can be supported per read; however, you can change the school you support with subsequent readings. Visit your member profile and simply change the school name. The next time you read, the book(s) earned will be donated to that school.

We will make every attempt to deliver books by the end of the current school year.

Yes! Even after the campaign concludes, readers will be able to access the growing digital library of great children's books — all available for free at www.WeGiveBooks.org!

A username is the onscreen name for a member at We Give Books. It could be visible to the We Give Books online community, therefore, a child-friendly alias is recommended. For a classroom account, the username should be easy for students to remember so they can read at home. A teacher's last name, room number, and/or mascot are just a few examples of classroom usernames.

An email address is required upon registration for password retrieval purposes. Users can opt-in to receive special news and We Give Books email promotions. It is our policy to ensure the privacy of our members.

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We Give Books is an online initiative of the Pearson Foundation that combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others. We Give Books helps some of the world's best and most inspiring literacy organizations spread the word about their work while providing free books to the young people these organizations support.

We Give Books offers families and educators an easy and engaging way to encourage children to become motivated readers and lifelong givers.

For more information or questions about Read for My School and We Give Books, please contact us at WeGiveBooks@PearsonFoundation.org.