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Sharing Book Love – A Poem For International Book Giving Day

Sharing Book Love on International Book Giving Day!

February the 14th is a very special day.
Come join the book day party and give some books away!

The aim is very simple. Put books in children’s hands.
Not only in your country but in many different lands.

If you have unwanted books or books that you don’t need,
give them to a child to encourage them to read.

Books should be good quality but don’t need to be new.
It’s always good to give a book that means something to you.

You can leave books at a bus stop, in trains or cafes too.
In waiting rooms, on benches, in the park or at the zoo!

Learn more on the website. Facebook and Twitter too.
Or follow hash #bookgivingday to see what you can do.

Share the info, join the fun and please do let us know
how you celebrate the day and where your books will go.

Happy International Book Giving Day!

International Book Giving Day poster - Chris Haughton - Story Snug

Text: Catherine FriessImage: Chris Haughton

Sharing this poem will help with sharing ‘book love’ on International Book Giving Day. Please share far and wide!


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20 responses to “Sharing Book Love – A Poem For International Book Giving Day”


  1. angiemwebster77 avatar
    angiemwebster77

    I love this poem and the idea behind book giving day. I’m going to sort out the ones my kids no longer love and pass them on to my younger niece and nephew, thanks for the inspiration. #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you Angie. I hope your niece and nephew enjoy the books 🙂


  2. Carol avatar

    I love the idea of sharing books – shared! #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you so much Carol 🙂



    1. Catherine avatar

      It was a great day this year, lots of fabulous projects going on all over the world 🙂


  3. BookBairn avatar

    Love it! And have shared on twitter! x #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you. Helping to spread the word is much appreciated 🙂


  4. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    That’s a really good idea. I give children’s books we no longer need to the school library.


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s always great when you can send your old books to a new home for the next lot of readers to enjoy 🙂


  5. Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life avatar

    Such a great idea, I had never even heard of this before x


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m very happy to spread the word 🙂


  6. chantelle hazelden avatar

    aaaa lovely poem, I’ve never been very good at writing my own lol. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m sure it’s not completely correct in the way that it rhymes and scans but it says what I want to say 🙂



    1. Catherine avatar

      International Book Giving Day is one of our favourite days of the year 🙂


  7. Patti avatar

    Wonderful! Well done!