Record A Story Donates Books to Military Program

Beginning this Veterans Day (November 11), military parents separated from their children can record a story for their child and ship it to him or her in time for the holidays. As a part of the initiative, Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) will donate its new Record a Story books to the non-profit United Through Reading Military Program for deployed service members to record for their children.

The United Through Reading Military Program has been sending kids videotapes of their military parents reading books aloud since 1990. Operation Record a Story will take the program to the next level by donating the recordable storybooks. As children turn the pages, the story is read aloud to them. Titles include ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Sesame Street: Together at Heart, Dora the Explorer, and Guess How Much I Miss You. Both the book and a video of the parent recording the story will be shipped to kids.

Recordings will take place at the following United Through Reading locations: USO DFW – Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex.; USO – Fort Hood, Tex.; USO – BWI Airport; USO Camp Beuhring – Kuwait; USO Balad – Iraq; USO Kandahar – Afghanistan; USO Bagram – Afghanistan (Pat Tillman Memorial USO); USO of Georgia – Jean R. Amos USO Center; USS George H. W. Bush in Naval Station Norfolk, Va.; and USS Abraham Lincoln in Everett, Wash.

For information on the United Through Reading Military Program, visit www.unitedthroughreading.org.

Record a Story Allows Readers to Become the Narrator

It may be difficult falling asleep when parents and guardians aren’t around to read bedtime stories. Publications International, Ltd., however, has a solution in its new Record a Story line of books, available nationwide this fall. The storybooks feature seven pages that can be individually narrated, with children and adults able to re-record stories as often as they like. The first line of books features classics such as Twas the Night Before Christmas, as well as the contemporary Guess How Much I Miss You.

Publications International is also debuting the program “Operation Record a Story” this November and December. Under the program, which works in tandem with the United Through Reading Military Program hosted by the USO,  military personnel read Record a Story books while being filmed, and both the recorded DVD and the narrated book are shipped to children back home.