Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is here and so is GUWB!

This past weekend Grow Up With Books had the opportunity to participate in two great events.

First, we participated in The 16th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. We were in Vendor Hall at the Charlottesville Omni sharing about the "ins and outs" of GUWB.

Book Festival "Comments of the day..."
Best Statement: "That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?"
Most FAQ: "Can I give this as a gift?"
Most Talked About Books:
  1. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney,
  2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown,
  3. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, and
  4. Rosa byNikki Giovanni (who actually spoke at the festival and is a professor at VA Tech)
Most Viewed Book (by a child): Waddle by Rufus Seder
Special Visitor: Dr. Jane Hansen, professor of writing at UVA

The second event was one that GUWB sponsored.

Hanover County's South Anna Elementary PTA had their 1st annual Spirit Run to benefit PTA programs. The weather was beautiful and the runners were plenty. Even the teachers got involved as they dressed up and cheered on those runners. Can you believe that PURPLE COWS were seen running the 5K? Be sure to put this event on your calendar for next year because you won't want to miss it. To say that the everyone had a good time would be an understatement. What a pleasure it was to be a part of such an amazing, well-run event!

Those attending these two events learned how to get 2 months FREE from GUWB! Yes, I said 2 months FREE! Leave a comment or email us ( if you'd like to find out how to make that happen for you.

Looking forward to some great spring reading!

The GUWB Team

Submitted by Lara Ivey and Julie Dauksys

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