Sleeping Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse!

Raise Money for Milk & Bookies this Holiday Season! Milk+Bookies has partnered with the Pasadena Playhouse for their new production, Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight!
Use Code: MB10 when purchasing tickets and you save 10% on tickets and The Pasadena Playhouse will donate 20% of sales back to Milk & Bookies!


SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J’s “Domino” to John Legend’s “All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams “Happy” to Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger” and more!



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by Caitlyn Young

M+B barnes & noble bookfair!


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TODAY-December 23rd: use the following code online or at ANY Barnes&Noble location and M+B will receive a portion of your purchase!

Perfect timing for holiday shopping!

Code: 11499142

Read! Give! Grow!

by Caitlyn Young

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Sydney’s 9th birthday!

For her 9th birthday, Future Philanthropist Sydney decided to host a Milk+Bookies book-raiser to collect books for One Voice, a local non profit organization helping families living at poverty level.


Together with 20 friends, Sydney raised 205 books!




Sydney was also able to visit the organization and personally deliver her birthday book collection. Sydney’s mom wrote, “They were so appreciative and Sydney feels amazing. Thank you!”


Join the Milk+Bookies movement today by hosting your own M+B Book-Raiser! You can find out all the details HERE!




by Caitlyn Young

Dylan’s Candy Bar Story-time this Saturday!

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Ready for a SWEET treat this weekend?

Join us this Saturday, December 13 from 2-4PM for story-time at Dylan’s Candy Bar LA.
Bring a book to donate for 15% off all purchases! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with giving back and delicious Dylan’s Candy Bar candy?


See you there!

Dylan’s Candy Bar, LA
6333 West Third St., Los Angeles

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Nationwide Splendid Book-Raiser!

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Give back this holiday season at ANY nation-wide Splendid store!
5 donated books = 50% off any item!

Books raised in partnership with Splendid will be donated to the Pine Ridge Reservation, located in one of the country’s most impoverished and in-need counties. Stop by YOUR local Splendid store and help us build libraries in all EIGHT of the Pine Ridge schools. Together, we can make an INCREDIBLE impact on the families of this community this holiday season. Donate today!

Read! Give! Grow!


by Caitlyn Young

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Ben’s 11th birthday!

 “Giving makes me feel really good about helping kids get access to the books that my friends and I get to read.  I want everyone to have the opportunity to read all sorts of books because reading takes you on an imagination journey.”


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How great are these photos of Future Philanthropist Benjamin’s book-raiser in Los Angeles?

Ben comes from a family of Milk+Bookies philanthropists and has attended (and donated at!) numerous M+B events. That’s why when he expressed interest in hosting his OWN book-raiser for his 11th birthday, we were overjoyed and so excited to help! After his event, Benjamin raised a whopping 105 books and hand delivered his book donations to Friends of the Family where the program’s  Director of Development met with him and gave a tour of their new facility. Over the course of this year alone, Benjamin and his brother Jordan have raised over 650 books for local family organizations! Way to go Ben!

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Name: Benjamin
How many kids were involved in your event?  17

Where did you donate your books? Friends of the Family, a family resource center based in Los Angeles.

Quote from Benjamin’s mom, Ellynne: “Ben and I dropped off his books at Friends of the Family and Brenda Hillhouse, the Director of Development,  was overjoyed when I told her Ben had collected books for his birthday and was very impressed with Ben’s collection!”


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Read more about hosting your own book-raiser HERE!


by Caitlyn Young

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Betsy’s 7th birthday!

“Giving makes me feel wonderful, happy. The party was fantastic. Next year I want to do the same thing. I felt good and I’m really glad I brought the books. And it was really fun, especially playing with my friends.” 



How many books did you raise? 15
How many kids were involved in your event? 11
Where did you donate your books? Head Start – Newport, MN

Way to go, Betsy!


Join the Milk+Bookies movement and host-your-own Book-Raiser TODAY! Find out more HERE!

by Caitlyn Young

Usborne ONLINE Book Fair!

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With the holidays fast approaching, Milk+Bookies is excited to kick-off our annual Usborne Book-Fair! Shop for the special kiddos in your life starting TODAY to Sunday, November 30th and 20% of all purchases will benefit our program.

Read below for some of our favorite Usborne titles. Don’t forget to select “Milk+Bookies” under shop!


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Shop the Book-Fair HERE!





by Caitlyn Young

A SWEET New Partnership!

In celebration of their ice-cream launch, Dylan’s Candy Bar is hosting Milk+Bookies events with story time & ice-cream – FREE with one gently used book to donate to kids who have none!


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Come enjoy 12 flavors of Dylan’s Candy Bar ice-cream, costumed story-time with Milk+Bookies characters, and crafts!

Can’t make it tomorrow? No problem!

Join us for future ice-cream socials  Saturday, December 13 and Saturday, January 10 from 2-4PM!

by Caitlyn Young