Receive books

WOULD YOU LIKE BOOKS FOR THE CHILDREN AT YOUR SCHOOL OR SETTING?

The Children’s Book Project works with settings across the UK to redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families.

In London we collect books from families that have grown out of theirs, remove any that are tatty and then organise them by age and stage prior to gifting to children with very few books of their own via their schools and other organisations.

Elsewhere in the country we match donor families with organisations that would like to receive books on behalf of the children they support. We facilitate donations of good condition, gently used books straight to registered schools and other settings and help recipient organisations to put on gifting events for the children they support.

Who do we work with?

  • Primary schools
  • Nursery schools and children’s centres
  • Prisons
  • Food banks
  • Community groups
  • Women’s groups

CREATIVE BOOK GIFTING – WE CAN HELP YOU!

We want children to choose a book they feel proud about having selected and excited to read.

We know that every setting is different and encourage schools to put their own stamp on their book gifting. If you are a school or other organisation gifting books within your community, we encourage you to make a splash of the books you receive. We give our gifting partners the creative tools to elevate books from their second-hand status and to ensure their event is memorable, engaging and fun.

In London, twenty Pop Up Book Huts are available to schools to borrow for a term. These create real impact and excitement when they are placed in a school playground and filled with books. We also offer Book Bundles (useful for safe gifting within bubbles) and Pop Up Bookshop kits.

Outside London schools can download creative gifting ideas sheets or apply for one of our Pop Up Bookshop kits. In future we hope to.

We loan all resources free of charge to schools. And of course, our books are always gifted to schools free of charge. Please get in touch via the form opposite.

POP UP BOOK HUT (LONDON)

We currently have twenty Pop Up Book Huts that are loaned on rotation to a different primary school each term. They are delivered to your school complete with hundreds of free books for children to take home and keep.

A teaser campaign, a creative launch and lots of promotion to parents and carers all help to sustain interest and excitement and encourage every child to have a peek inside.

POP UP BOOKSHOP (NATIONWIDE)

Our Pop Up Bookshop kits contain everything a school needs to build and open their own free bookshop for their community, including beautiful publisher posters, bunting, stickers and a bookmark for every child.

Children receive a token to spend on a free book in the bookshop. The opportunity for children to experience browsing and selecting their own book amongst those on display has a hugely positive impact on their engagement and on their ability to explain their choice.

A Pop Up Bookshop can be planned in alongside your school’s other activities to ensure that a week can be set aside where every child can visit and have time to browse.

PROMOTING YOUR BOOK GIFTING EVENT

If you have been selected to receive books for your community, you are welcome to download and adapt any of the following resources to help build anticipation and to communicate with parents:

Pop Up Book Hut launch poster 1
Pop Up Book Hut launch poster 2