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Fan mail… in blog form!

We often get fan mail from the families who were super happy to receive their boxes of books. Usually this takes the form of email thank yous and fun photos of kids opening boxes or reading their new books. So great!


But sometimes the moms are bloggers and the arrival of a box is such a big deal that they blog about it!

We’ve had two of these type of ‘fan mail’ recently and we love it!

One is from the mom of Ella and Addy in Asia.

Can’t disagree with that blog post title! (It’s actually her second blog post about BookEnds! Here’s her first.)

The second is from the mom of kiddos Jonah and Eli in Columbia.

We’ve actually featured this family before! They are big readers and book lovers.

Click the links to see pictures of happy kids with books and some enthusiastic fans!

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Why Books? A Mom Explains

Annette reads to sons Jonah and Eli when they were a little younger.

People who haven’t lived overseas¬†often wonder why, out of all the things you could send, we opt for books.

Annette, who recently moved with her family (kids aged 1 and 2, and the third on the way!) to Columbia, gives her take on why books are such a life necessity:

Moving here was tough as all of our earthly belongings were either packed to store or brought on the plane with us. We of course brought books for our boys (and some for ourselves). But as books are a bit heavier, we had to leave most behind. I think that was the hardest thing, besides family and friends, to leave behind. We figured God would help us get some more along the way and lo and behold, someone told me about you guys! We read to our boys every night, and our 2 year old has almost all the books we brought memorized and “reads” them to us at night instead!¬†

Our goal is to continue to read to them every night even when they are old enough to read by themselves. There is something about a family reading and taking an adventure together that really excites me. I can’t wait till we can start reading the Chronicles of Narnia with them. Obviously we have a bit of time to wait on that, but we are excited none-the-less.

I could talk about my boys and our crazy, adventurous life for a long time, so I’ll stop there. Please let us know if you could help us out with some more books. This is such a marvelous idea, by the way! We would be so grateful to have more books in English!
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