Bruce Larkin, owner of Wilbooks, Inc and author of over 900 children’s books, has pledged that his company will donate 2,000 local interest books to Alameda County elementary schools in 2011. Wilbooks is a donor to the East Bay Children’s Book Project, and Larkin has even written a book about the literacy charity called “A Book For Every Child.”
“Children need to read to enjoy all of the great opportunities that our country offers. I owe my success to the excellent education I received,” Larkin said. Each year, as his business has grown, so has Larkin’s commitment to philanthropy.
Oklahoma State University’s Child Development Lab, said that Wilbooks products “give kids something they feel successful reading.” The local interest titles, which include books about California and Alameda County, are designed to pique students’ interest with topics that are relevant to them. Wilbooks is the only national educational publisher currently printing local interest titles at the state and county level.
Bruce Larkin has written more than 900 children’s books with Wilbooks and is working towards his goal of becoming the world’s most prolific children’s book author. He enjoys making classroom visits in elementary schools around the country and writing books for the curious young minds he encounters there.