Happy International Book Giving Day!
International Book Giving Day is one of our favourite days of the year. We’ve already published a blogpost which gives you ideas for celebrating and you can find out more on the International Book Giving Day website. It’s not too late to print out one of the beautifully illustrated International Book Giving Day bookmarks to spread some book love today. You can also enter to win a book in our International Book Giving Day giveaway.
As always I had fun choosing books to give away this year. Zoe at Playing by the Book organised an international book swap to celebrate International Book Giving Day. We sent Otto the Book Bear to a family in India and received a copy of Timmi in Tangles.
We sent The Paper Dolls, Lost and Found and The Day the Crayons Quit to Carmen Haselup. Two years ago Carmen set up the first Rainbow Library in the UK and now there are five. This year our book donations will be used for her work with Homestart. You can read more about her partnership with Homestart on her blog and there are also details about how you can donate a book to the project.
We bought the English version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for three of my daughter’s school friends who have started learning English this year. They’re already familiar with the story in their native language so we hope that as well as enjoying their books the stories will introduce them to more English.
We’re also giving away a book to one of Story Snug’s readers 🙂
The winner can choose a book worth up to 15 Euros from those that we have recommended on Story Snug. The giveaway will run from midnight until 11.59 pm and is open to anybody who lives in a country where The Book Depository delivers.