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Tell us about your students’/child’s favorite book!

We are offering $50 Gift Certificates for telling us about your child’s favorite book!

Multicultural publishing house AcuteByDesign is asking parents and teachers:
“Which off-the-beaten-path book did your child or class fall in love and why?”

We all know and love the classics by Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein and Roald Dahl. What we’re looking for are creative answers about non-classic stories that elicited the same lifelong fondness in your children or students. If your story is selected, we’ll email you a $50 gift certificate to purchase books from our site!

Here’s what we want:
A. 50-500 word replies about the favorite book
B. Book’s title and author
C. Why kids love this book and any anecdote you want to provide.
D. First name and school name required (last name optional)
E. Email address to send gift certificate to

To share a favorite title with us, email with “Share: [Book Title]” in the subject line. We want to hear unusual answers.

Even if it’s your own personal story that you retell to your kids each night or to your students each year but has never been published – share it with us – Maybe we’ll publish it!

AcuteByDesign publishes children’s books for kids from pre-K through 12th grade. We focus on multicultural, diverse titles that challenge traditional models for settings and main characters. We aim to inspire the imagination and passion of children through fiction, non-fiction, adventures and delightful fantasies that embrace diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and around the globe.

……the little book company that could…..


Classroom Grants

Small Grants For Classroom & After School Programs


Eligible Applicants: Schools, classrooms, parent associations and after-school programs, Pre-K through 12th grades.

Qualifying Uses: The AbyD Small Grants Program is available for eligible applicants, Pre-K through 12th grade, requesting funds to supplement a student, classroom, after school or parent association project.

We encourage application requests that support high-achieving, low-income students and allow them to compete on equal footing with other students by requesting funding that supports application fees to independent schools, SAT or college application fees;

enrichment travel, etc.

Preference will be given to applications requesting assistance for struggling students. For example: rewards or incentives for growth and improvement such as purchasing books, partaking in community activities or for award during school/classroom competitions for writing, spelling bees or other academic endeavors.

Grants are available from $25 to $500.
There are not a lot of rules for this small gift. Send a letter of no more than two pages, explaining your proposed use of the funds requested, amount requested and tell us something about you/organization. You will be notified of decision within two weeks and receive funds within four weeks. On receipt of the award letter you will be asked to provide some verification or documentation. If we have any questions we will drop you a note so be sure to include your name and email contact.

Diversity and multiculturalism is not a slogan for us- it lives in our programs and books.

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