2017 Poster Reveal

We’ve been bursting at the seams to unveil this year’s magnificent poster. Every year I’m floored by how generous illustrators are with their time and commitment to this project – it means the world to us. It really does.

So here it is, in all it’s glory. The 2017 International Book Giving Day poster created by Marianne Dubuc, what an honour to have the fabulous lion and bird characters championing #bookgivingday.

#bookgivingday 2017 Poster - Marianne Dubuc

(Click here to download printable version PDF)

Hugest thanks to Marianne Dubuc. Marianne has written and illustrated many books for children which have been translated into more then 20 languages. She is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed The Lion and The Bird, plus Here Comes Mr Postmouse and Mr Postmouse Goes on Holiday (March 2017). She was born and lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Isn’t this year’s #bookgivingday poster magnificent?! We can wait to see where it pops up! Download it, print it and display it proudly – this is a poster that deserves to been seen!

Tweet us your pics of your posters in the wild using #bookgivingday

Coming soon:

  • bookmarks and bookplates from Marianne Dubuc, ready to put into the books you plan to give on #bookgivingday
  • translated versions of the poster

How To Get Involved

You’ve heard about International Book Giving Day. You love the idea. You’ve got some great quality books. What next?

This fabulous infographic has been created by Jo Ebisujima – Jojoebi, one of the IBGD team, to help you solve that very quandary.

Share your plans on social media using #bookgivingday

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Refugees needing books

The refugee situation in France has been much publicised over recent months. Sara Stanley has been volunteering to help create a warm and safe place for the children who are there, this is her report. Details of how you can help on International Book Giving Day, are at the end of her post:

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Sara Stanley in Grande-Synthe, nr Dunkirk

“Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk in France is currently home to almost 3000 refugees fleeing terror, poverty and war in their home lands of Iraq and Iran. This figure includes 300 children aged from 2 months to 16.

In November 2015 a two roomed shelter was constructed to house a larger school. This school is a space where learning through play and creativity can begin to return some normality to traumatic and chaotic childhoods.

We have developed one of the rooms to become a much needed calm, safe, warm space, a

sanctuary from the mud, cold and smoke of the camp. A place for mothers, children and babies to come and share books and play quiet board games. A place where adults can come in the evenings to improve their English, people can form groups for leisure activities such as knitting, reading groups and the children can come for a film or cartoons.

Our space is evolving with continuing donations of books from all over the world.

We are privileged to have been chosen to receive books for International Book Giving Day 2016. We would very much appreciate any of the following;

  • books in Farsi,Sorani Kurdish ,Persian or Arabic.
  • Good quality, high quality picture books
    Wordless picture books, especially copies of Shaun Tann’s The Arrival
  • Comics and magazines books for learning and improving written and spoken English.”

You can order a book for the refugee camp via the Norfolk Children’s Book Centre. This independent book store will hold the books for Sara, who will then collect, take and use them with the children at the refugee camp in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk.

You can keep up to date with the work that is being done on the Dunkirk Kids Welfare Facebook page.

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The Reading Room, Dunkirk

2016 Poster Revealed!

It is with much excitement that we can reveal the official International Book Giving Day poster for 2016.

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2016 Official Poster – Ben Newman – Click to download (PDF)

Kindly designed by Ben Newman his vibrant and contemporary style is just perfect for celebrating this annual event.

Download and print your copy, then display it somewhere for all to see.

Spot a copy on your travels? Take a pic and upload it to social media using the hashtag #bookgivingday

If you have your own webpage, feel free to add this wonderful badge

Book Giving Day

 

Coming soon:

  • Bookmarks and bookplates to tuck into the books you plan to gift on 14th February.