International Book Giving Day 2014 ~ Part I

Yikes! International Book Giving Day 2014 is half way through.

The response has been awesome.

Wonderful articles have appeared; in The Guardian, UK,  Books & Publishing, Australia and DNAIndia, Mumbai

and you have read this post from Australian Childrens Laureate Jackie French haven’t you?!

Your enthusiasm has been totally infectious.

Enjoy this round up of your wonderful book gifting activities from the last few hours … (more to come later).

Just love this gorgeous smile! International Book Day is VERY exciting, especially when you are clutching Marc Martin's beautiful bookmarks. Thanks to Megan at Children's Book Daily, Australia.

Just love this gorgeous smile! International Book Day is VERY exciting, especially when you are clutching Marc Martin’s beautiful bookmarks. Thanks to Megan at Children’s Book Daily, Australia.

author Jacquelyn Muller gifting books on International Book Giving Day 2014

author Jacquelyn Muller gifting books on International Book Giving Day 2014

Thanks to Barefoot Boo, books are appearing in a Doctor's Surgery in Wales, UK.

Thanks to Barefoot Boo, books are appearing in a Doctor’s Surgery in Wales, UK.

We turned an abandoned mail drop box into a free books box and filled it with Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs and other favorite books - in honor of International Book Giving Day ~ Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Los Angeles

We turned an abandoned mail drop box into a free books box and filled it with Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs and other favorite books – in honor of International Book Giving Day ~ Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Los Angeles

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji)

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji)

Duffy Books In Homes kids choosing the books that kids around New Zealand get to pick this year

Duffy Books In Homes kids choosing the books that kids around New Zealand get to pick this year

Author Alison Reynolds about gift books with a little helper, in Australia.

Author Alison Reynolds about gift books with a little helper, in Australia.

Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh, UK. Celebrating International Book Giving Day 2014 by offering their customers a 'blind date with a book'. £1 from each sale goes to Room to Read. Love it!!

Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh, UK. Celebrating International Book Giving Day 2014 by offering their customers a ‘blind date with a book’. £1 from each sale goes to Room to Read. Love it!!

A fabulous idea from Jo at My Organized Chaos - it even inspired Foster's Little Bookshop in Australia with a great idea too

A fabulous idea from Jo at My Organized Chaos – it even inspired Foster’s Little Bookshop in Australia with a great idea too

The Rainbow Library, thanks to Carmen Haselup. A wonderful idea! This is set up every year ... ready for International Book Giving Day. A wonderful collection of books, in a school, for children to choose ... and take home & keep.

The Rainbow Library, thanks to Carmen Haselup. A wonderful idea! This is set up every year … ready for International Book Giving Day. A wonderful collection of books, in a school, for children to choose … and take home & keep.

Thanks guys – you are fabulous!

Keep your pics coming – remember to include #giveabook on all your Tweets!

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