Our Saturday morning outing to “Breakfast and a Book”

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On Saturday morning I took the boys to a very special storytime.   Cheerios®, alongside local children’s book author Liz Garton Scanlon, hosted a “Breakfast & A Book” reading event to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its Spoonfuls of Stories® program.  Spoonfuls of Stories will provide more than six million bilingual children’s books free inside specially-marked cereal boxes while supplies last. I also had the great opportunity to meet one of my fellow San Antonio bloggers, Michelle Hernandez, blogger at Family Love in My City, who read alongside Liz in Spanish.

The boys had a wonderful time!

Little Brother happily stuffs his face with Cheerios

The kids all had fun meeting author Liz Garton Scanlon (middle)

Over the past 10 years, Cheerios has distributed more than 60 million children’s books inside boxes and donated $3.8 million to First Book.

Thanks so much to Cheerios and H.E.B for all they are doing to promote literacy in our communities!

To learn more about Spoonfuls of Stories, the “Breakfast & A Book” events and this year’s in-pack books, or to donate to First Book, go to www.spoonfulsofstories.com.

*By using short code 20222 and texting Books2Kids, a $5 donation will be made (and will appear on the primary subscriber’s cell phone bill), providing two new books to a child in need.  Standard messaging rates will apply.


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  1. I wish I could have been there. But, it was the last day or the garage sale and J's birthday. Next time! I am so glad you had fun!
  2. I never knew about Spoonfuls of Stories, the “Breakfast & A Book”. I will definitely be texting the code above to make a donation now after reading your post. Thanks for sharing
  3. Betty Baez says
    This is very neat great pictures!
  4. I love this! I love the idea of promoting reading and keeping the love of real books alive. E-books are great but I love to see and hold a real book. Your little one eating cheerios is cute.
    • I completely agree. I've seen my children learn so many things from the books we read at story time every day. My youngest, at 26 months, can already identify half of the alphabet letters as a result of one of his favorite story time books. Books are a big part of our family! :)
  5. Wonderful memories of times spent together I"m sure!
  6. HEB is doing a good job of promoting literacy this year