“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?
The first round of the Muffin Project was a terrific success! Through the generosity of people like you, we gave away more than 1,000 books to third graders in Flint, Michigan, in North Carolina’s Brunswick County, and in Northern California.
And now we’re at it again.
When author M.C. Tillson schedules school visits for the 2018-2019 school year, she will be targeting areas where book ownership is not a given. Young readers can join characters Sam and Becky as they assist shipwrecked ghosts on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in The Clue at Copper Harbor and search for pirate treasure on North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast in The Mystery at Oak Island. The plan is to make a big impression on young readers by giving them a book and letting them meet the person who wrote it.
And you never know. It could start a habit of lifetime reading. Because when a third grader finishes that book, she might want another…
If you’d like to help by purchasing an M.C. Tillson Lighthouse Adventure book 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 $5 per copy), and then make your payment. Please include your mailing address as the shipping address so we can send you an acknowledgment of your gift. And if you know a classroom that would like a visit, please contact M.C. Tillson directly. 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 Muffin and Muffin 2 Projects will be used to purchase copies of The Clue at Copper Harbor or The Mystery at Oak Island from A&M Writing and Publishing. The $5.00 contribution covers basic printing and shipping costs.
* From If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond