Introducing the Book Fairy™

Be one of the first to own the Book Fairy™! Pre-orders will be taken through January 31, 2018.  You can expect your book fairy to arrive in May 2018 before it is available in stores.

*Prototype shown. Actual Book Fairy product may vary slightly.

Introducing the Book Fairy™

Meet The Book Fairy™

Put Lily on or near your child’s favorite reading spot and let the magic begin!

The Book Fairy™ is the first in a series of books and characters designed to inspire the next generation of readers.  Lily, the Book Fairy™ is an enchanting character that lives in our homes, libraries and schools.  Her job is to help children develop a lifelong passion for books so that they may access the joy and benefits of reading everyday.

The Inspiration

Everyone Needs A Book Fairy™

The idea for the Book Fairy™ began when creator, Melanie Bunch, heard a story on talk radio about the high illiteracy rates in the United States. She thought, “How can we have so many resources in our country, and yet have so many citizens who can’t read a menu, fill out a job application, or worse yet, not be able to read a simple children’s book to a child?” She immediately drew inspiration from her cousin Dawn, who was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To encourage her students to read, Dawn would dress up as the “Book Fairy”visiting classroom to classroom, granting students additional reading time. Melanie thought, “Everyone needs a book fairy!” – and the idea was born!

Dawn the book fairy

Your Pre-Ordered Set Includes

The Book:

Learn how a young girl named Lily becomes the Book Fairy™. Follow her adventures as she makes sure every child on earth has a book to read with the help of her very special fairy dress.

Lily, The Book Fairy

Once you know her story, watch as Lily’s magical dress comes to life! Set the Book Fairy™ figurine by your child’s favorite reading place where she’ll light up when it’s time to read or twinkle to let you know Lily is on her way with a new book (as chosen and provided to the child by parents, teachers, or librarians)!

Library

Go to the library – their selection is limitless!

Book Exchange

Start a community book exchange in your neighborhood

Creative Ideas for Keeping Books on Hand

Garage Sales / Tag Sales

A great way to find gently used books at great prices!

Collaborate With Educators

Work with teachers to bring new books to read in class

Book Clubs

Start a children’s book club for a group reading. It’s fun to see children’s faces as they hear and react to new stories!

Creative Ideas for Keeping Books on Hand

Library

Go to the library – their selection is limitless!

Book Exchange

Start a community book exchange in your neighborhood

Garage Sales / Tag Sales

A great way to find gently used books at great prices!

Collaborate With Educators

Work with teachers to bring new books to read in class

Book Clubs

Start a children’s book club for a group reading. It’s fun to see children’s faces as they hear and react to new stories!

10 Benefits of Reading

1
Reading time builds a stronger relationship between children and parents, families and caregivers.

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The earlier children are exposed to reading, the better chance they have for academic achievement and excellence.

3
Children improve their basic language skills by listening to parents, adults and caregivers read.

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Teaching even very young children about the basics of reading can provide learning opportunities, by showing them a world where text and images come together.

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Reading helps children gain better listening and communication skills.

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Early reading helps youngsters grasp the fundamentals of language and increases their vocabulary.

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Discovering abstract concepts and scenarios in reading can help develop logic and critical thinking skills.

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Stories help children interpret new experiences that they will encounter at school or in life.

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Reading sharpens children’s capacity for concentration and discipline.

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It’s fun! Children who are engaged in early reading often choose to read over watching TV, video games or other forms of entertainment as they get older.

Making a Difference

With The Book Fairy ™

ILLITERACY HAS MET ITS MATCH:

While the Book Fairy™ is here to help boost your child’s learning potential through the exploration of books and reading, she also has another important job…eradicating illiteracy.

 

THE CHALLENGE:

Imagine not being able to read. That idea is a reality for 93 million Americans. The Book Fairy™ was developed to halt illiteracy and get children excited about reading. Simply put, children need to read in order to reach their full potential. Embracing reading early can help lay the groundwork for children to succeed in school, become confident learners and communicators, and to make the most of future social and economic opportunities.  The Book Fairy™ is a key partner in this process, by making reading fun and inspiring the next generation of lifelong readers!

 

THE CREATIVE SOLUTION:

By purchasing the Book Fairy™, you are not only encouraging a love of reading – you are also fighting illiteracy and educational disparities in the US.

What would you do if you could not read a job application, a street sign or product label, or a simple text or email? While this is a crippling reality for many, illiteracy is often a secret struggle. It’s time to take action and assist the millions of children and adults who are affected by illiteracy. For each Book Fairy™ sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to community organizations in the United States that are working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds learn to read!

Illiteracy in America

The Nation
• Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their children

• 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level

• 44% of the American adults do not read a book in a year

• 6 out of 10 households do not buy a single book in a year

 

The Economy
• 20% of Americans read below the level needed to earn a living wage

• 50% of the unemployed between the ages of 16 and 21 cannot read well enough to be considered functionally literate

• Illiteracy costs American taxpayers an estimated $20 billion each year

• School dropouts cost our nation $240 billion in social service expenditures and lost tax revenues

 

Impact on Society:
• 3 out of 5 people in American prisons can’t read

• 85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading

• Approximately 50% of Americans read so poorly that they are unable to perform simple tasks such as reading prescription drug labels

 

(Source: National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau, National Education Association, Reading is Fundamental, National Center for Education Statistics and Council on Early Childhood, National Center for Children in Poverty, Literacy, Inc., CNN)

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The Fairy Bunch

The Fairy Bunch, LLC is dedicated to making reading fun, exciting, and part of every child’s life. Our goal is to instill an early passion for reading – to entertain, inspire, and provide access to future opportunities.

Imagine not being able to read. That idea is a reality for 93 million Americans. The Book Fairy™ was developed to halt illiteracy and encourage children to read.

 

While the Book Fairy™ is here to help boost your child’s learning potential through the exploration of books and reading, she also has another important job… fighting illiteracy and educational disparities in the United States.

 

For each Book Fairy™ sold, a portion of the proceeds will be directed to support community organizations in the United States that are working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds learn to read!

 

Lily, The Book Fairy™ is the first of a fun, relatable group of characters that will tell their stories and inspire children to read. Be on the lookout for more characters in the The Fairy Bunch Series! Our goal is to introduce Storyteller Sam in 2018.

Meet the Creator and Author

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Melanie has spent the majority of her career as a professional fundraiser. She is passionate about education and believes in giving back to the community. In 2016, Melanie became a social entrepreneur by creating The Fairy Bunch, featuring the Book Fairy. She is currently working on several new books and characters, all designed to inspire children to develop a life-long love for reading.

 

Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communication from Buffalo State College and a Master of Science degree in Education from the University at Buffalo. She lives in Hamburg, New York with her husband Bradley, and four fur babies: two crazy German Shorthaired Pointers, Ike and Elsie, and two feisty felines, Sherman and Gracie.

For Literacy Organizations

At the end of each calendar year beginning in 2018, the Fairy Bunch, LLC will invite literacy organizations to submit proposals for funding. Additional details and guidelines will be coming soon.

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