Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Book giving day

If you want to give a gift that will really be appreciated this Valentine's Day, why not take part in International Book Giving Day?

The idea is to share your love of reading with a child by giving them a book. There are different ways of doing this:

1) Give a book.

This can be to child that you know or that you see on Friday. The book can be second-hand (good condition) so you don't have to spend lots of money. Maybe give a book to a child at your local school, library or in a café?

2) Leave a book.

If you are going to be at your dentist's, doctor's or on the bus, you could leave a book behind (with a bookplate to explain why you've done it) for a child to find.

3) Donate a book.

You can donate new or old books to your hospital, library or second-hand shop for them to give out to a local child. Or if you don't have time, why not donate to an African child through Books for Africa?

This Friday I will be giving out 'Washing Line' by Jez Alborough, and 'Click Clack Crocodile's back' by Kathryn White. They are both picture books suitable for 2-5 year olds.

I hope you will join me. :-)

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