Friday, January 18

Monsters say give a book! (On International Book Giving Day)

February 14th is International Book Giving Day! (and Valentines Day too, appropriately) and aims to increase children's access and enthusiasm for books.
The monsters think it is a monstrously good idea and want to encourage all you book lovers to get involved in the celebrations.

There are a number of ways you can celebrate including -
1) giving a book to a friend or family member 
2) leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read
3) donating a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need. 

I have designed a monster bookplate which people can print out and attach to books they give-
My monster bookplate design for Book Giving Day.
Check out all the bookplates here - International Book Giving Day Bookplates
International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer, grassroots initiative. You can find out everything you need to know about getting involved by visiting the official website here-

You can follow them on twitter @bookgivingday #giveabook
and Facebook - BookGivingDay

There is also a wonderful colourful poster by Indian children's illustrator Priya Kuriyan to download and print to help spread the word! 
International Book Giving Day Poster

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