A new Magic Breakfast Book Club

By |May 9th, 2015|

Give a Book was delighted to be present at the opening of a new Magic Breakfast Book Club in Globe Primary School, Tower Hamlets.  The books had all been displayed beautifully. This is a […]

Love and books

By |May 8th, 2015|

Here’s a painting of St Augustine in his study by Vittore Carpaccio (c.1465-1526). It’s one of a series that decorate the walls of a little school in Venice called S.Giorgio deli Schiavoni.  St Augustine is writing a letter […]

Reading in Prison

By |April 30th, 2015|

There’s been a real push this year from The Reading Agency for their  Six Book Challenge  in prisons. They’ve sent us this feedback from female prisoners who have completed the challenge and received one of […]

Love, books and April 23rd

By |April 23rd, 2015|

Roses, books, lovers: Barcelona is full of them all on 23 April. It is the day of the Book and the Rose. On the day of Sant Jordi in Barcelona – as in all of […]

Being a Beanstalk Reader

By |April 8th, 2015|

Give a Book recently had a lovely conversation with Jill Pay, one the trustees of the wonderful Beanstalk. Jill is also a volunteer with them and told us about the experience of being one their […]

Stage Spiders

By |March 16th, 2015|

Stage Spiders are a fantastic group of students based at the University of Kent. We first came into contact with them last year when they did a 12-hour Readathon in aid of Give a […]

World Book Day news

By |March 6th, 2015|

On World Book Day 2015 Minister for School Reform Nick Gibb announced a new action plan to inspire thousands more children to read.  This includes setting up book clubs in schools, promoting library membership […]