We're Giving Books

Update: I have heard that leaving a comment here can be technically challenging. I am sorry. Next year, we will come up with a reliable way for participants to let us know they participated.

I would love to know what countries participants in International Book Giving Day are from. If you participated and are from a country other than Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, India, Ireland, Japan, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, or the United States, please take a moment to send me an email (amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com) and let me know you participated! Thanks!

Please, leave a comment below with your name and country, and we will add you to this list of people (all people, not just authors) giving books for International Book Giving Day. I will start us off with the names of the authors who have let us know that they are participating in International Book Giving Day, but your name belongs here too!


Tomi Ungerer (France)
Clara Vulliamy (UK)
Judy Blume (US)
Bronwyn Bancroft (Australia)
Todd Parr (US)
Anita Vachharajani (India)
Viviane Schwarz (UK)
Dallas Clayton (US)
Katrina Germein (Australia)
Patrick George (UK)
Chris Monroe (US)
Alex Milway (UK)
Barney Saltzberg (US)
Gini Breidenbach (US)
Emma from My Book Corner (Australia)
jojoebi (Japan)
Zoe Toft (UK)
Amy Broadmoore (US)
Grace Malone (Ireland)
Sheralynn Kass (US)
Polly Faber (US)
Selcen Sahin (Turkey)
Daniel & Sara McCue (US)
Tina Popson (US)
Tarie from Asia in the Heart (Philippines)
Chris Singer (US)
Isil (UK)
Ellen Duthie (Spain)
Julie Sternberg
Tom and Emily Moore (US)
Ursula Shamin (UK)
Chelsea R. (Canada)
Erinn Letts (US)
Michele Cotennec le Corre (France)
K. M. Lockwood (UK)
Bev Humphrey (UK)
Anamaria Anderson (US)
Sebnem Kaya Sal (Turkey)
Elli Woolard (UK)
Handan Bedrisan (Turkey)
Monica St. Angelo (US)
Banu & Yıldıray (Istanbul-Turkey)
Anne Uebbing (Canada)
Patty Amador-Lacson (US)
Armadillo Central (UK)
Melissa Squire (Australia)
Jackie Small (Australia)
Marjorie (UK)
Newhampton Arts Centre (UK)
Jen (Japan)
Se7en (South Africa)
Renee (US)
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  2. michele cotennec le corre (france)

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  4. Oops - I made a spelling mistake on the previous attempt. This is is a lovely idea. K. M. Lockwood from the UK.

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  5. Bev Humphrey, U.K. Will be donating books to my public library and sending a couple to one of my husband's workmates little girl. Brilliant idea ;0)

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  6. Hello! I thought I had commented already, but just in case--Anamaria Anderson, USA. I'll be giving books to my own two kids plus their school libraries. Maybe I'll leave one somewhere, too.... Thanks for setting up this initiative!

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    1. I am glad you left your name again...and glad to hear what you're planning!

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  7. thank you for this great idea!!! will be giving books to my doughter and donating to a public library.
    Sebnem Kaya Sal

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    1. Thanks, Selcen and Sebnem! It's wonderful to have you participating and to connect this way.

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  8. I've put aside a pile of books to give to the daughter of our local Big Issue seller (a young Polish woman). I don't often see her these days, as she's stopped selling it since giving birth, so the books are unlikely to reach her by tomorrow, but I'll try to get them to her eventually. I've texted her to say that they're hers if she wants them.

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  9. Great idea! We are trying to organize a "book giving day" where we live. Handan Bedrişan

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    1. Excellent! That's great to hear! Please, let us know where your from if you have the chance.

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  10. Monica St. Angelo (USA) We're giving books to MICA for the Headstart program or for any kids that come to the food pantry. :-)

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    1. Yay! Good to see you officially on the list!

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    2. A great place to donate books!

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  11. We're (me & my husband Yıldıray) writing a blog about children books and children literature.Its name is www.birdolapkitap.com. We, our readers and our friends who own children's book store in Istanbul-Turkey organized a little meeting for tomorrow evening. We'll give some of our books to kids and friends.
    Thanks a lot for this great idea!

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    1. And, thank you for enthusiastically participating!

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  12. Anne Uebbing (Canada) of Kinder Books will be giving books to the local Strongstart program.

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  13. I'll be giving Spanish language books to Angelo's 2nd grade class. Patty Amador-Lacson

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    1. That's neat, Patty! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Posted on our FB page & Twitter to spread the word, also preparing a pile of books to give away tomorrow - going to take them to our local Mind shop.

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    1. Thanks for encouraging others to give books to kids!

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  15. I a little pile of books that I'll be giving today and some special books for my children! Melissa Squire (Australia)

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  16. I forgot to say that I've written a poem for the occasion. All will be revealed on Twitter (@Elephantthai) tomorrow morning.

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  17. Jackie Small of My Little Bookcase. We will be giving a special Bronwyn Bancroft book to a little Canadian friend who is visiting his relatives in Australia.

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    1. Bronwyn Bancroft is great! It's so great to have her participating in International Book Giving Day!

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  18. I'll be giving some books to my kids' schools and will do a drop at my local surgery...

    Thank you for getting this initiative off the ground - such a great idea.

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  19. Newhampton Arts Centre Wolverhampton UK, are collecting books for local children.

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  20. Jen (Japan)
    I listed how I participated here: http://perogiesandgyoza.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-international-book-giving-day.html

    Happy Book Giving Day!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! You are also invited to link-up to our International Book Giving Day link-up on February 21st: http://bookgivingday.blogspot.com/p/international-book-giving-day-link-up.html

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  21. Hi There, Thanks for this great project, I heard about it from Zoe at Playing by the Book. We are in Cape Town South Africa and we are sending books to a school in Lesotho. We posted about it here: http://www.se7en.org.za/2012/02/14/se7en-needs-your-help-to-build-a-dreaminternational-book-giving-day

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  22. Thanks for organizing IBGD!!! My kids enjoyed receiving and GIVING books! You can read about it at: http://www.sproutingthebeans.com/node/199

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  23. Sorry to say I didn't know about this project until now (Feb. 24). Is there anything I can do at this point? Will you be doing further IBGDays? Saw the information on this on the Grinnell news site. JoAnn Orsborn (Grinnell 1958)

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  24. Arturo Fanciulli ItalyApril 24, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    what a lovely idea! i have just given away a book to a library without knowing the project. Next time I'll make more!! Thanks

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