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World Book Week

ABC had so many ideas for World Book Day we had to rename it World Book Week!

Ambitious but exciting plans involving 5 schools, 3 storytellers and 3,500 books ensured the ABC team were kept busy for a whole week.

ABC contacted some local schools in need of books to fill their libraries, or that have pupils who would really appreciate taking home some books of their own. We made them a World Book Day offer they couldn’t refuse.

Two schools got donations of 1000 books each to fill the shelves of their brand new libraries with pre-loved but in excellent condition books suitable for children aged 3-11. The selection included reference and picture books, chapter and graphic novels. The schools are due to launch their libraries to their excited pupils within the next few weeks.

At the other schools ABC gave every child a gift of 2 books each to take home and keep forever. The books had been carefully selected according to age and reading ability and the children were delighted to take them home in their very own ABC branded cotton tote bag.

To accompany the donation, ABC arranged for a storyteller from local company London Dreamtime to attend each school as an additional gift from us to them. Every day the storytellers performed to a packed audience and wowed the children with their traditional folk tales from around the world.

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“I want to say thank you for World Book Day. The feedback from the teachers was very positive for George the storyteller. The quality of the books you provided was excellent and the children all loved going home with them in their cloth bags”
Felicity Day
Literacy Lead, All Saints C of E, Blackheath
“The support to the school the difference made to children’s reading has been amazing. ABC Book Club supported us in our Book Week celebrations and gave each child two books to take home. The smile on the children’s faces was fantastic to see and many of them started reading their books straight away. The storyteller provided to us by ABC Book Club was so good. The children were really immersed in the stories and loved joining in with them. Thank you so much for helping us to develop a love of reading and stories by the children.”
David McBride
Curriculum Leader, St Augustine of Canterbury CE Primary School
“ABC provided a wonderful storyteller for our World Book Day celebrations and gifted a free book to all of our pupils. It was a lovely day for the children. ABC are an amazing charity who are clearly very passionate about books, literacy and ensuring all children have access to good quality reading material that reflects a diverse society.”
Michaela Garrick
Admin & Finance Office, St. Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School
“We’re so grateful to ABC Book Club for everything they have done to support our library project. The children absolutely loved the world Book Day storyteller and the incredible book donation will help to promote a love of reading for years to come.”
Paul Hooper
Head Teacher, Cooper's Lane Primary School

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