Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hoppa's Fans Earn Free Books for Their Favorite School!

Which School Will Win?
Hoppa, from the new book by Erika Roman Saint-Pierre, "Hoppa's Big Move,"  is sending out a challenge to all of her fans. She is running a contest to see which school loves literacy the most. Everyone that becomes a fan of Hoppa's Big Move on Facebook can submit a school of their choice. The school that gets the most votes will win:
  •  A collection of books published by Culturatti Ink 
  • A new computer
  • $200 donation to the school library or media center
  • A visit from the author of "Hoppa's Big Move," Erika Roman Saint-Pierre

April 15th.

Visit the Hoppa's Big Move on Facebook fan page to see the up-to-date scores

One Last Thing
For every copy of Hoppa's Big Move purchased from now through April 15th, we'll donate another copy to a child in need. How cool is that?

So, tell all your friends, your child’s teacher, everyone you can think of and let's see which school loves literacy the most!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Join the Get Hoppa Moving Campaign!

Make sure there are enough books to go around! 

Teachers and librarians are often left with no funding for new books.  Many library shelves are nearly empty or full of out-dated, tattered, and torn books.  With these conditions, how do we expect to inspire a love of reading and writing in our children?

Culturatti Kids, a youth-based, literary arts organization, works with teachers and librarians to make sure their libraries are fully-stocked, operational, and diverse.  Right now, we are receiving more book requests from teachers and librarians than we could handle alone.  The amount of requests is steadily increasing as school budget cuts continue. 

In tough economic times such as these, budgets are being slashed or eliminated all over the country and our school libraries are feeling the crunch.

There are several ways you can help us make sure there are enough books to go around: 

Donate Books 
You can help by donating one or many NEW or VERY GENTLY used books appropriate for K-12 students.  The most requested genres include classic novels, historical fiction, early reader, and poetry.  We will make sure your donations are put to good use. 
Join the Get Hoppa Moving Campaign
The new children’s book, Hoppa’s Big Move will be an important part of our fundraising efforts for 2010.  All of the proceeds from this book are being donated to Culturatti Kids.  Our goal is for Hoppa’s Big Move to reach all 50 states.  You can get your copy here 
Spread the Word
You can show your support and help spread the word by joining us at Facebook, Twitter, Ning or Hoppa’s Big Move Blog.
Author, Erika Roman Saint-Pierre, will visit any public elementary school in the country to speak to students about literature, becoming an author, publishing and, of course, Hoppa’s Big Move.  Author visits are free with no obligation.  Please contact Aprill Shelburne, Director of School Partnerships for more information or to schedule a visit.

Book donations may be mailed to our office at:
 Culturatti Kids
11650 Olio Road
Suite 1000-269
Fishers, IN 46037

Contact us at 888-849-6070 or to arrange bulk shipments.