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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 12:08:19 PM »
You get 2 of the same book

Actually, I don't think that's true. If you sign up 2 children that are the same age you'll get 2 of the same book. But I know that my sister-in-law signed up her now 4 year old a long time ago and now more recently also signed up her 8 month old. The books that she's now getting for the 8 month old are not the same books she got for her 4 year old when the 4 year old was that young.

The only exception is the first book, which is always The Little Engine That Could.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2012, 12:11:34 PM »
Actually, I don't think that's true. If you sign up 2 children that are the same age you'll get 2 of the same book. But I know that my sister-in-law signed up her now 4 year old a long time ago and now more recently also signed up her 8 month old. The books that she's now getting for the 8 month old are not the same books she got for her 4 year old when the 4 year old was that young.

The only exception is the first book, which is always The Little Engine That Could.
I was basing it off the first book.  I got 2 engines that could. In the second month I only got 1 book.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 12:38:44 PM »
I was basing it off the first book.  I got 2 engines that could. In the second month I only got 1 book.

We actually got The Little Engine That Could last month on Shabbos. We saw it with the rest of the mail in the afternoon, but by mincha time already it was gone. But like I mentioned, my sis-in-law signed both of her children up so she was happy to give us her 2nd copy. This month we got Good Night Gorilla.

Anyway, it's supposed to be age-appropriate, so as long as you signed them up as their actual ages you should get different books.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012, 01:45:42 PM »
I'm 3 books in and never got the Little Engine book. Kid was 18 months when they started coming.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 02:22:41 PM »
just signed up
hope it works

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
I'm 3 books in and never got the Little Engine book. Kid was 18 months when they started coming.
Maybe someone took it, which is what happened to me. Either way, it's always the first book.
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The first month after a child enrolls, he/she receives a copy of the book Dolly Parton first gave to all of the children in her home county, The Little Engine That Could.
This site also has a list of books that have been given out.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 02:27:07 PM »
Rafi has received a number of books from PJ already.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012, 02:50:57 PM »
Which community would Flatbush be part of for PJ Library? It doesnt seem to fit any of them.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2012, 10:46:06 PM »
This link has a bunch of programs that give kids free books
http://freebies.about.com/od/familyfreestuff/tp/summer-reading.htm
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2012, 04:00:17 PM »
Rafi has received a number of books from PJ already.

Why were you holding out on us?? Free sounds right up our alley no?


This link has a bunch of programs that give kids free books
http://freebies.about.com/od/familyfreestuff/tp/summer-reading.htm

Actually this list is for summer reading programs for kids, it does not provide free books... unless I am missing something.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2012, 04:10:02 PM »
Actually this list is for summer reading programs for kids, it does not provide free books... unless I am missing something.
The reading programs offer a free book to kids who read a certain amount.  While its not the same as getting a free book a month without doing anything, it does fit with the title of this thread.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2012, 04:52:46 PM »
PJ put me on a waitlist because enrollment is full  :'(
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2012, 10:21:38 PM »
PJ put me on a waitlist because enrollment is full  :'(
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2012, 12:31:29 PM »
PJ put me on a waitlist because enrollment is full  :'(

Try a location thats nearby.

The reading programs offer a free book to kids who read a certain amount.  While its not the same as getting a free book a month without doing anything, it does fit with the title of this thread.

True.. I rather free with out doing anything!
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 09:46:41 AM »
I've been uncomfortable with PJ Library's books for a while. The values most books promote goes directly against what I (and I imagine most frum parents) want my child to learn. The vast majority of books ended up in the garbage, but every now and then a decent book would show up.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 10:45:30 AM »
I've been uncomfortable with PJ Library's books for a while. The values most books promote goes directly against what I (and I imagine most from parents) want my child to learn. The vast majority of books ended up in the garbage, but every now and then a decent book would show up.

Their Chanuka book just arrived, celebrating... intermarriage.

Subscription canceled.
Wow, at the beginning most of the books were fun. They've really fallen
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 10:54:19 AM »
Did y'all get the one by Julian Edelman?
"Jewish" because "a wise man once said 'if you will it, it is no dream.'"
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2017, 10:55:36 AM »
Wow, at the beginning most of the books were fun. They've Society has really fallen
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 12:16:37 PM »
Did not have an opportunity to try any, not available in my area.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:48 PM »
Wow, at the beginning most of the books were fun. They've really fallen

Yeah, we cancelled long ago. Obviously not for the frumme velt (even though they have had some "parve" ones in the past).