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. :-)
Find out more at http://bookgivingday.com/