Guest post: David Murphy from Better World Books

In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a post from David Murphy, who is president and CEO of Better World Books and a prominent supporter of NCFL’s work.

Father’s Day is Sunday, and each year around this time I tend to look back to when my children were young. As the father of three fantastic children, I so clearly and vividly recall many moments curled up with my children reading to them, at all times of day and night… on the kitchen floor, in their forts, on old sofas and beat up bean bags, in bed and in the car.

Few moments in life can compare to the wonders of opening up the new world of language and communication and wonder and awe to your child. From those first moments of seeing and understanding new words, to now their collective love for “devouring a book” — they possess the tools they need to be independent and to help them discover who they are and what they are destined to become in this world.

I encourage fathers (and mothers) to curl up together this weekend and share a book. And make it a habit.