Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An Invitation to Authors (and other rock stars of the children's book world)

Help us get new, used, or borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible this month!

You can participate in International Book Giving Day by giving a book to a friend or relative, donating a box of used books to a good cause, or leaving a children's book in a waiting room. Let us know that you are participating, and we will add your name to our list of author participants.

To let us know that you're in, leave a comment, email amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com, or tweet @bookgivingday or @delightchildbks.

Let's see how many people we can get to commit to giving a book to a child by February 14th!

Also, if you would like to donate a bajillion books to The Book Bus or Books for Africa, design a bookplate or a lovelier header for this website, or organize a fleet of biblioburros to bring books to kids throughout the world, we will work with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

The biblioburro bringing books to kids in Colombia.
This is a fantastic story! Colombian teacher, Luis Soriano Bohorquez, shares his collection of books with kids in rural Colombian villages via his "biblioburro" -- his books and a table (!) strapped to his donkey's back.


  1. Luis is my hero! Love the work that he and his burros do! I was lucky enough to meet him in person last year at the Asian Festival of Children's Literature in Singapore and only wish I had brought my copy of Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter for him to sign. Another great picture book that was inspired by Luis is Monica Brown's Waiting for the Biblioburro.

  2. Hello, Found your site and delighted to learn about your 14 Feb plans. Spread the love on St Valentine's and give the joy of reading to a child! I write kids books and I'm giving one of my titles to a friend who is travelling to an school in Nepal who desperately need books. I have also given copies of school libraries in my area as well as mailing copies to my old High school back in the UK! I've dug out all my kids old books and donated them to playschools as well as doctor waiting rooms.

    Sandra S C Arthur
    Sandra Arthur Books