Receive books

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

The London Children’s Book Project works with settings across the Capital to redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families. We collect books from families that have grown out of theirs, remove any that are tatty or old fashioned and organise them by age and stage with for gifting to children with very few books of their own.

Who do we work with?

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

We work with settings throughout London. Click here for details.

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.

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

We currently have fourteen Pop Up Book Huts that are loaned on rotation to a different primary school each half 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

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