So much to love about today’s discovery.  How did I find this?  I have to stop for a moment and retrace my steps…oh yes…

My librarian side scanned the monthly e-mail of New and Just Released Kids Reads March 2012 VIA the NextReads newsletter service that our regional library system offers.    My new GeekDad Community member collaboration side was reviewing this list from March (wow its almost April) to see if any of the selections might be something I could share with my new group.   Wendelin Van Draanen/ Sammy Keyes review of Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things (2007, Eco-Mystery, 11th book in the series, ages 9-15) looked cool so from there I clicked on the book image and was linked to the publisher/author’s web page where I hit the real paydirt!  (Knowsaic fams – you can learn the coolest things  when you visit an authentic author’s website together! Really!)

Van Draanen and Mark Parsons launched Exercise the Right to Read / Running for Reading to raise funds to provide books for school libraries and disadvantaged children and to improve childhood fitness and literacy levels.

Knowsaic loves projects like this – healthy habits, community service, love for reading and collaboration for good.  Truly a balance that is a worthy path to seek, especially in our families today.

And finally, a great discovery for the next family read:  The Running Dream.  NOT just for runners, an account of overcoming insurmountable obstacles step by step.  (Shameless plug here – hot foot it over to Spark Running in Maryland if you are local for the best running shoe expertise and selection for youth and adult runners!)

Ok, time to unplug, get outside and move it!