If You Give a Third Grader a Book


“If you give a moose a muffin,
he’ll want some jam to go with it.” *

If you give a 3rd grader a book,
will he read it?

We think so.
And that can make all the difference.

Experts say that, by the end of third grade, most students have developed the reading habits they will have for the rest of their lives. Wouldn’t it be great to get students excited about reading—before they finish third grade?

Through the Muffin Project, M.C. Tillson is giving a copy of Sam and Becky’s first lighthouse adventure, The Clue at Copper Harbor, to all the third graders she visits. Reading a book and then meeting the author who wrote it can make a big impression on a person—especially on a young reader.

And you never know. It could start a habit of lifetime reading. Because when a third grader finishes that book, she might want another…

And another.

If you’d like to help by purchasing a copy of The Clue at Copper Harbor to be given to a third grader, click the Buy Now button above. At the PayPal order form, indicate how many books you want to contribute (at $4 per copy), and then make your payment. Thanks.

Please note that A&M Writing and Publishing is not a non-profit organization or recognized charity; contributions to this project are not tax deductible. All money collected for the Third-Grade Readers Muffin Project will be used to purchase copies of The Clue at Copper Harbor, from A&M Writing and Publishing. The $4.00 contribution covers basic printing and shipping costs.

* From If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

California Lighthouse Adventures

Earth’s crammed with heaven…

“Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning