Reading is Fundamental Book Giveaway

March 21, 2011 by Kailani  
Filed under books, children, educational, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. A winner will be announced asap.

What does Pine-Sol have to do with education?

A recent study shows that 84% of children who have good grades have a clean, fresh smelling home. I can believe that. For me, having a clean smelling home not only puts my family in a better mood but it also makes me feel better about myself. In turn, I’m more open and patient with my girls when it comes to doing their homework.

I also feel that a clutter-free, clean smelling home puts my kids in the right frame of mind and makes them more receptive to sitting down and reading a good book. I mean, who doesn’t want to be in a clean room? Hopefully, when they’re old enough to have their own place, they’ll look back and have wonderful memories of growing up in a clean smelling home.

Here are more results from the study:

  • Children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean – 84% of students reporting GPAs of A or B had positive childhood home smells – using descriptors like “lemony, minty or clean”; with only 16% noting negative smells at home.
  • Those who recalled their childhood home as being an environment with negative smells or aromas were two-times more likely to have a lower grade point average (GPA) than those that did not.
  • The study demonstrated a positive connection between a well-cared home and the sort of stable family environment that promotes academic success, self-esteem, learning and harmony – and enhances achievement later in life.
  • 34% of students with a GPA grade of C or less, remembered negative childhood home aromas including urine, fecal and mold – double the percentage of those with higher GPAs.

Pine-Sol has always helped parents achieve a clean smelling home and now they’re helping kids achieve even more by donating books to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. For every two people who “like” the Pine-Sol Facebook page, they will donate one book to a child or family in need up to 5,000 books. In addition, Pine-Sol will donate $40,000 to RIF.

And with 2 brand new scents, Garden Fresh & Outdoor Fresh, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your family. These new scents also come in the first ever easy-to-pour flip-cap which allows you to control pouring. No more spilling or wasting!

So stop by Pine-Sol’s Facebook page today and make a difference in a child’s life.


Pine-Sol has generously donated a book bag filled with the following books: The Dot, My People, & The Lion and the Mouse. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, March 31st what your family’s favorite book is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily).
  • Already “liked” An Island Life on Facebook.
  • Already a “fan” of An Island Life’s Facebook Fan page.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

This post was sponsored by Pine-Sol through a compensated Mom Bloggers Club member program. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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86 Responses to “Reading is Fundamental Book Giveaway”
  1. 51
    SANDY says:

    harry potter

  2. 52
    Marci says:

    Going to Sleep on the Farm is one of our faves.

  3. 53
    Marci says:

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    Marci says:

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    Marci says:

    FB Like!

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    Marci says:

    FB Fan!

  7. 57
    Teresa F says:

    Diary of the Wimpy Kid right now. Thank you.

  8. 58
    Teresa F says:

    I already like you on Facebook. Thank you.

  9. 59
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  10. 60
    crystle tellerday says:

    the bible

  11. 61
    Heather Chandler says:

    My son LOVES Fred & Ted books.

  12. 62
    Heather Chandler says:

    I follow you on facebook, thank you.

  13. 63
    Judith says:

    Our favorite book is Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

  14. 64
    Micki says:

    Our favorite book is Chicken Big. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  15. 65
    valerie mabrey says:

    The black stallion

  16. 66
    Rita M says:

    Our favorite book was Mailman Mike by Mabel Watts.

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  19. 69
    Cori Westphal says:

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    Cori Westphal says:

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    Cori Westphal says:

    I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

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    Cori Westphal says:


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  23. 73
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  24. 74
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  26. 76
    Kris T. says:

    We love The Giving Tree. Thanks for the chance to win some great new books!

  27. 77
    Jason says:

    Our favorite book is “Where The Sidewalk Ends” By Shel Silverstien


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    Jason says:



  29. 79
    Jason says:

    Twitter follower – parkerozgood


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    Jason says:



  31. 81
    Jason says:

    Like on Facebook



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    Jason says:

    Facebook Friend



  33. 83
    Christal Couturier says:

    Where the sidewalk ends

  34. 84
    Christal Couturier says:

    friend on facebook

  35. 85
    Christal Couturier says:

    Like island like
    I agree with your “clean” state of thought

  36. 86
    Ed Nemmers says:

    Voltaire’s “Candide”!