Stories From Across the Globe #bookgivingday 2017 – Part One

Come with us for a fabulous trip around the globe, and delight in the wonderful #bookgivingday preparations that are taking place. 

My Wonder Box in the Maldives are collecting books from their customers, for the Fiyavathi shelter in Hulhumale.

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Cielo, is collecting books in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Kate Eccles (Along Came Poppy) in the UK, making great use of Marianne Dubuc‘s bookmarks.

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Kim (BookBairn) will be hiding 24 books across their town, UK. Watch our for clues on her Facebook page.

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Kasingkasing Press and #HubonManunulat, in cooperation with Book Latté, will lead a book-donation campaign in celebration of International Book Giving Day on 14 February 2017, the Philippines.

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 Publishers Book Island will be supporting UK reading charity Readathon.

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Preparations are underway at The Montague Rotary Library, Canada.

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Books On The Bus, New Zealand, are planning a special children’s book drop on #bookgivingday

Have we included your plans? Comment below, or post your pics on social media using #bookgivingday and we’ll find you! 

 

Bookmarks for #bookgivingday 2017

It’s not long to go now until #bookgivingday, 14th February 2017. This is your chance to help get books into the hands of as many children as possible. Sharing the love of books on a day synonymous with love – what could be better??

To help you on your way, Marianne Dubuc – creator of the 2017’s official poster – has also created these beautiful bookmarks. Tuck them into the books you plan to give on #bookgivingday – they look amazing don’t they?!

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Bookmarks – Click here to download printable version  – PDF

Don’t forget to share your plans on social media, using the #bookgivingday hashtag.

Coming Soon:

  • Translated version of the 2017 #bookgivingday poster

International Book Giving Day 2015 is nearly here …

I spy with my little eye lots & lots of excitement and preparations across the globe.

Tales of events in Cambodia, Hungary, Australia and the Philippines are reaching our ears.

There are book fairies (librarian Angela Reynolds) dusting off their wings to deliver books in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Routes To Reading are taking nominations of nurseries in Bristol, UK for their IBGD giveaway. You can nominate here.

Fiona Roberton has designed this gorgeous poster, which I’m totally in love with. After the weekend, a copy is definitely going on my wall!

Fiona Roberton

Fiona Roberton

The response to our bookmarks and bookplates has been astounding. Here they are being used as a wonderful centre piece ready for the big day …

Marlleen Montelongo

Marlleen Montelongo

Mowmacre Hill Primary School in Leicester, UK are not only holding a bookmark competition, every pupil in the school will receive a bookmark and book on Friday!

The Itty Bitty Book Van is preparing a road-trip to kindergartens in Geelong, Australia.

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Honey Bee Books, UK, are wrapped and ready to go …

Honey Bee Books

Honey Bee Books

The MSVU Library in Nova Scotia has already got the celebrations underway, gifting these books and book marks to lucky recipients today.

MSVU Library - Nova Scotia

MSVU Library – Nova Scotia

What are your plans? Send us your photos (tag us on Facebook or Twitter) telling us what you’ve done & where you are. #giveabook

Emerging illustrators design IBGD bookmarks

In November 2014 I approached The 52-Week Illustration Challenge. Chock-a-block full of wonderfully talented illustrators … the perfect place for sourcing some outstanding bookmarks for 2015? Oh yes!

A competition was launched, and the entries came pouring in. The hardest part was choosing 3 winners … so I picked 4!

Don’t they look wonderful? A great selection which are going to look AMAZING tucked into the books you plan to give on International Book Giving Day.

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Click here to download printable version (PDF)

Send in your pics … I’m sure the illustrators would LOVE to see where their bookmarks travel to!!

With HUGEST thanks to Kylie Box, Nicky Johnston, Yvonne Mes and Kelsi Jo Silva for their wonderful designs.

Remember – post your pics from the day on  Facebook or Twitter (tag us and use #giveabook).

Anna Walker designed bookmark …

Anna Walker designed bookmark

Our first bookmark for International Book Giving Day 2015 has been released.

Prolific picture book creator Anna Walker has designed this beautiful book mark exclusively for IBGD participants. Isn’t it just beautiful?! I adore Anna’s gentle, warm style – just perfect for International Book Giving Day.

Download, print and tuck in to the books you are gifting on 14th February 2015.

Remember – we can’t wait to see what you get up to on 14th February. Add your pictures to Twitter, tag @bookgivingday and use the hashtag giveabook

Anna Walker designed bookmark

Anna Walker designed bookmark

 Click here to download PDF printable version

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