Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos

28 December, 2011, Thongphanip Village, Luang Prabang Province, Laos

Book party: At book parties we read from books, play games, and sing songs. At the end of each book party, every student gets to choose a book, usually the first book they've ever owned. Then we give more to the school. Our book parties have two goals. First, we get children excited about books. (Previously, most of them had seen textbooks, but never a book they were eager to read.) Second, we observe closely, to see what books are most avidly read, what's needed, and what techniques help spread a love of reading.

This event was sponsored by Steven Wallace (Australia). Thank you!

Four years in a row, thanks to growing support, we've been able to add another book party team. Tavawn is one of this year's new recruits. He's reading aloud from The Orphan and the King, a collection of original fairy tales by Sipai, one of our staff writers.

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