We’re celebrating International Book Giving Day 2020 with two picture book giveaways! Two lovely ladies have played a huge part in this year’s International Book Giving Day – Emma Perry, who organises Book Giving Day, and author / illustrator, Sanne Dufft, who very generously designed this year’s poster, bookmarks and bookplates.
Emma is a picture book author and Sanne is an author / illustrator who also writes in her native German language. As a thank you for all their hard work this year I would like to support them by giving away copies of their picture books. This giveaway is also special as I was lucky enough to read both of these books while they were being written and I am delighted that they have both been published.
So without further ado…
Mabel doesn’t like books and does everything that she can with them except read them. But one night her books rebel and pull her inside them. Mabel meets a range of characters and is instantly drawn into their adventures but the books move her on so quickly that there is no time for her to get involved in each story. Finally she finds herself alone on a blank page and realises how much she is missing out by not reading…
Congratulations to winner Rumena 🙂
One morning, Daddy won’t get out of bed. He’s missing Paula’s mum and although Paula misses her too she knows that Mummy would be sad to see them sad. Paula gets out her art supplies and paints a boat that she can sail with Daddy. Their adventure starts in sunshine but when a storm brings high winds and large waves, Paula knows what to do and together they navigate the storm. When they land in Daddy’s bed, Daddy knows what to do and although they are still sad they are able to comfort each other.
Congratulations to winner Thomas 🙂
Both picture book giveaways are open to addresses that can receive post from The Book Depository. Ends on February 15th at 4am CET.
Rules and terms and conditions can be found here.
Good luck to everybody who enters!
Other ways you can support International Book Giving Day;
- Give a book to a child, a family member, a neighbour or a friend.
- Donate books to your local children’s hospital or to the waiting rooms of your doctors’ or dentists’ surgeries.
- Leave books on the seats of buses, trains or planes or on park benches.
- Donate a book to a local school or preschool.
- Hold a book swapping morning in which you invite guests to bring a child’s book to give to the child of another guest.
- Hold a picture book party. Invite guests to bring a picture book to give to a young guest along with a book themed snack so that everyone can enjoy a picture book picnic.
- Arrange to give / swap a book with a parent, grandparent, godparent or teacher that you have connected with on social media but haven’t met.
- Support children’s book related charities (there is a list in this International Book Giving Day’s blogpost).
- Use the hashtag #bookgivingday to promote the day on social media.
- Follow @bookgivingday on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.