Looking for a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well today is International Book Giving Day! The aim of the day is to get books into the hands of as many children as possible.
We are proud to be one of the supported charities of this all-volunteer initiative. Every year, we receive and then, in turn, give over one million books to the people who need them most.
These books both create opportunities for children to learn and open doors to a life-time of reading for pleasure.
We asked a few of the young readers we support to tell us about their favourite books:
Patrick, Sierra Leone
The economics books that I am reading in this library for my study are my favourites. They give me a wide knowledge of my country.
My favourite book is Frankie’s Magic Football. It is about a team of players, children, who go for adventures using a magic ball. They go to New York City with a magic football and they find themselves in the Statue of Liberty!
Before Book Aid International made a Children’s Corner at the library, there was nothing and no one here. Now it’s great! My favourite book is ‘The Princess and the Pea’.
My favourite book is about a 15 year old boy named Michael who goes on adventures. He sees dolphins and waves. I like it because it teaches us to have hope. Also the pictures are awesome!
Donate to us this International Book Giving Day and send books to children and adults in places where books are scarce. It costs just £2 to send a book so every pound really does make a difference. To find out more about the children and libraries your donation can support, take a look at the links below.