Books are the key to comprehending the world that surrounds us. Whether it’s enchanting tales by Dr. Seus, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, or history books for that matter, there is always something to be learned from them. As we grow older, it is crucial for us to be able to access these stories to study as well as to fantasize and evolve. Yet, many kids are not privileged enough to have books, or some may not be as inclined to read as their peers do. This is what led to the creation of International Book Giving Day.
International Book Giving Day was initially originated in the United Kingdom and it is now celebrated across the globe. It takes place on February 14th and is a way of encouraging the love of reading and books in children. This is a fantastic initiative that everyone can participate in. The participants do this by sharing their most loved stories and gifting the books to others. All you need to do is gift a book to a child, as simple as that. There are numerous ways you can participate in this project, so do your bit and get involved in any possible way you can.
If you are you considering donating some of your books, then there are several ways you can do this on International Book Giving Day.
Donate Your Books to the Free Little Library
Have you ever seen a birdhouse stuffed with books? Well, these are Free Little Libraries! These are libraries where you can get the book you want to read and then, in return, give the book back in exchange for it to be in their stock. There are numerous of them situated in public areas found in cities and towns across the world.
Take Part in Book Collection and Recycling Programs
There are many other international and local programs that you can contribute to. These programs give books to people who lack access to library services or locations to purchase books. The suggested programs by the organizers include Room to Read, The Book Bus, and First Book.
Give it to Someone That You Already Know
Do you want to opt for something more personal? If yes, then the best way to do that is to encourage your family members and friends to read, learn and experience a whole new world that the books offer. Share the books you love and indulge in a healthy discussion surrounding the themes. This will enable them to discover things and make them more enthusiastic about reading.
Take Part in Activities Proposed by International Book Giving Day
Visit the How To Page on the #BookGivingDay website and discover how you can become a book-giver. There are a lot of great ideas as well as beautifully illustrated bookplates and bookmarks on their website that you can download.
Our Recommendations For Young Readers:
Reading is a great way for kids to be entertained and expand the realms of their imagination, boost creativity, improve their understanding of culture, and aid in language development and learning. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the suggested books that you can share with the little ones.
This book is designed to teach kids, in a playful way, about the many dangers that hawksbill turtles face as they begin their journey towards the ocean. Let’s follow Hessa, an endangered hawksbill hatchling, as she fights her journey from her nest towards the sea on Abu Dhabi’s nesting beaches. Can Hessa find a way to figure out all the mysteries to get to the new home she’s been searching for? Grab a copy to find out.
This book tells the story of Luke, who had a hard time coping with the big changes happening in his life. He moved to a new country and started a new school, and all these changes made him sad and angry.
We all go through moments in life when we feel a little down. In such dire times, a visit to a psychologist can do wonders for children and their families to deal with such issues. This story aims to remove the stigma surrounding therapy.
The first day of school can be super exciting but also nerve-wracking at the same time. In this book, the readers get to meet Adam and follow him on his journey as he looks forward to his first day at school. He is eager to make new friends and meet his teachers. What will he learn in his first lesson? Grab a copy to find out more.
When they are in Dream Land, Shamma and her buddy Dana meet a fairy named Ilah, who gives them a tour of her home. Ilah nudges the two girls to wake up, and they all head for a walk in the park. The brewing storm continues to calm down, and Shamma is amazed. This colourful read will captivate the hearts of young readers.
In this delightful read, the readers are introduced to Larry the Leprechaun, who is the most cunning of all leprechauns on Farmer Murphy’s farm. He has a big crock of gold and is the only leprechaun yet to be caught by a human. However, Farmer Murphy’s daughter, Joan, who was searching for his crock of gold, eventually captures him. But will she get it, or will Larry outwit her? Get a copy now to find out more.
This fascinating story revolves around an interesting and peculiar adventure that a boy lives through this book. We must warn you to read this book with caution because you may never know who will come to you for a surprise visit!
To see the circus in town, triplets Marlee, Danny and George woke up early. After deciding to go and see the circus, a thrilling adventure unfolds every step of their way. Attracted by the multitude of circus performers and animals, the spectacle is now over, and it’s time to get back. With their mother waiting for them to come to return for tea, what will they do to return to their home?
We hope that you enjoyed reading about our suggested titles. Book lovers around the world love this holiday. It’s a time for sharing your passion for books with others, particularly children who may not have the same access to books as you have. It’s not a mere coincidence that this day happens to be on the same day as Valentine’s Day — after all, #BookGivingDay is about two things: the love we share for books and fellow beings.
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