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Announcing Free Books for U.S. Schoolsóbut only with your help and participation!

RP Books / Reagent Press is pleased to share with you The Bugville Critters, a set of children's picture books many years in the making. We hope you in turn will share these books with parents, teachers, and anyone else who loves children's stories. The author, Robert Stanek, wrote these books originally as bedtime stories for his own children. The stories address the real issues and challenges children face as they start school, make friends, and start to learn about the world around them. The stories provide real lessons about life, friendship, family, our world, the natural world of which we are all a part, and our environment. With global warming looming large in everyone's thoughts, has there ever been a better time to send positive messages to our children about the importance of our natural world and the environment?

We're asking Pre-K, and K -- 3 teachers in schools across the U.S.A. to participate in "Send a Letter to Buster Bee" campaigns and get free books for their classrooms along the way. RP Books will be giving away free copies of Bugville Critters books to any Pre-K or K -- 3rd grade teacher who will read the books in the classroom to their students as part of story time or any other in-classroom reading activities. The Bugville Critters books are printed in full-color on 70# archival quality paper and come in a variety of formats and sizes.

     Any teacher who wants free copies simply needs to:

  1. Send a letter stating they'd like free teacher's copies of Bugville Critters books and that they agree to use the books in the classroom and to not resell them.
  1. In the letter, include the teacher's name, classroom number, grade level taught, school name, school telephone number with area code, school address, and principal's name.
  1. Include a self-addressed stamped 10" x 13" envelope with $4.25 in pre-paid postage to:

RP Books / Reagent Press
Free Books for Teachers
P. O. Box 362
East Olympia, WA

  1. Every school that follows Steps 1 - 3 will be mailed at least 2 (two) premium edition Bugville Critters books, which each have a retail price of $7.99 and higher. Many participating schools and classrooms receive additional free copies as well in subsequent years, mailed out at no cost, and as outlined below can qualify for a chance to win a 15-book set for all participating classrooms.  

A unique feature of The Bugville Critters books is that the books in the series are part of integrated sets. Buster Bee's Adventures Series follows Buster Bee from when he first learns that he has to go to school, through his first days of school, through the end of the school year where he participates in the Little Bug League Tournament of Champions. In addition to free books, teachers can request free lesson plans that include additional activities to enhance the reading, writing, and learning experience.

      Any classroom that has a "Send A Letter To Buster Bee" campaign can qualify to receive FREE copies of the complete Buster Bee and Lass Ladybug Adventure seriesóall fifteen booksóby  sending a sampling of letters from children who participated in the campaign as well as letters from teachers and parents detailing how the books and the "Send A Letter To Buster Bee" campaign helped children learn about reading and writing. In 2009, Reagent Press gave away about $25000 in books, including books to the Bronx NY, Puerto Rico, Guam, and an entire 2nd grade that had never before had their own books.

      Please note that the number of books given away depends on sales of The Bugville Critters books and the participation of teachers and schools. While not every school that participates will receive a free complete 15-book set, RP Books would like to ensure that every participating school is a winner in some way and may give away individual free copies of other Buster Bee books as well. 2012 book requests for free classroom copies of The Bugville Critters Go books will be mailed out during Fall 2012. 2013 book requests will be mailed out during Fall 2013. 2014 book requests will be mailed out during Fall 2014. 2015 book requests will be mailed out during Fall 2015. And so on. Additional free books for participating in a "Send a Letter to Buster Bee" campaign may be given out periodically during each of the participating years. RP Books / Reagent Press reserves the right to change or cancel this giveaway at any time without notice. Valid only in the United States. Void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law.

      We need your help to make this a success! So what are you waiting for? Help us spread the word about The Bugville Critters stories and get free books for your schools. You can learn more about RP Books / Reagent Press at and You can learn more about The Bugville Critters at

 Thank you for your support!




Jeannie Kim


Jeannie Kim

VP Publisher, RP Books / Reagent Press