An Invitation to Children’s Book Illustrators

We are looking for children’s book illustrators from countries around the world to design bookplates for International Book Giving Day 2013! If you are interested in designing a bookplate, please contact me at amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com.

International Book Giving Day is a grassroots, 100% volunteer initiative to encourage people to give books to children on February 14th. To celebrate, people are invited to 1) give a book to a friend or family member, 2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read, or 3) donate a book to an organization that distributes books to children in need.

A poem inspired by International Book Giving Day 2012 by Barney Saltzberg.

A poem inspired by International Book Giving Day 2012 by Barney Saltzberg.

Children’s book illustrators are invited to design bookplates that celebrants can attach to books they give to children. We welcome bookplates written in a variety of languages. The bookplates must be 11.4 cm x 6.9 cm (or 4.5 inches x 2.7 inches) in size. We will make the bookplates available for free at the International Book Giving Day website for people to download and print themselves. We will also offer the bookplates for sale as inexpensively as possible at International Book Giving Day’s Zazzle store.

Other ways for children’s book authors and illustrators to support International Book Giving Day:

  • Add your name to the list of people giving books for International Book Giving Day. Fill out the very brief form on the home page of the International Book Giving Day website.
  • Invite others to celebrate International Book Giving Day.
  • Take a photo of yourself leaving a book in a waiting room, giving a book to a child, or otherwise celebrating International Book Giving Day for us to share at our website or Instagram page (#giveabook). See our Photos & Stories page for fun photos that authors and others shared last year!
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2 responses to “An Invitation to Children’s Book Illustrators

    • We will begin promoting International Book Giving Day more broadly beginning in January, so it would be great to have bookplates designed by January 1st. However, if you need more time, we will accept bookplate designs and share them later than that. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to email me at amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com. We welcome your support!

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