Sunday, 26 February 2012


Book Aid International
World Book Day

1st March, 2012

Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. They send over 500,000 brand new books annually to 2,000 libraries, benefiting 2.4 million people every single year. 
Overall, they’ve sent more than 20 million books to partner libraries since 1954.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian or book lover and you want to host a “bake for books” sale, encourage your child to dress up or dress down for World Book Day, or host a bookish quiz evening, they have a huge amount of resources and fundraising ideas for you.
Just follow the link above to find them and most importantly have fun!

WIN £100 of National Book Tokens for your school

This year they have two fantastic competitions for you to enter. 
The closing date for applications is 2 April 2012
and the winners will be announced on their website.

Dress up competition for pre-school and primary schools:
Simply email a photograph of your handmade crafty book character costumes, along with a brief explanation of how it was made and the materials you used.

Poetry competition for secondary schools:
Write a poem on the theme of ‘change’ and email your entries to them.

Remember quality is more important than quantity!

For further information about this competition, take a look at their website  

Where they work, what they do and why:

There’s a lot of useful information on their website about their partner projects, and they'll be following the progress of several of their key projects throughout the year. 
For further information take a look at their Our Stories page

They're using the following hashtags for World Book Day action:


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