Have you ever heard of International Book Giving Day?
International Book Giving Day’s effort is encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th (Today!)
They invite individuals to:
1) give a book to a friend or family member.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read.
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
I heard about International Book Giving Day via Emma at http://www.mybookcorner.com.au (who is one of the volunteers helping to organise it).
So this is my children’s book that I wrote last year called The Sugary-Sherburts and The Stone Witch.
As part of International Book Giving Day I donated a copy book to some children’s hospitals in England.
I have posted copies to the following children’s hospitals in England:
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Hospital.
Leeds Hospital Children’s Ward.
The Evelina Children’s Hospital Wards.
Here are the books in their envelopes about to go to the post office for posting.
I really hope that my books make the time go a bit easier, and a lot quicker for the poorly children on the wards of these hospitals.
Are you taking part in International Book Giving Day today?