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From Page to Picture

From Page to Picture sparks the imagination of its readers & encourages pupils to get creative by designing their very own book cover. A “blind date with a book”!

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Book of the Month book plate: Give a Book logo with the words "Because Reading Matters". In smaller print below: This book was recommended by.... with space to add the name of the Book of the Month guest.

Book of the Month

Book of the Month: Each month a special guest of Give a Book shares a book recommendation which is then sent to a Give a Book reading project.

The Pleasure of Reading

The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books that Inspired Them, edited by Antonia Fraser, is out now. All royalties go to Give a Book.

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“A collection of writers’ favourites on behalf of the formidable Give a Book charity,”

Peter Stothard, TLS

“Do I need to say that the anthology makes for nearly irresistible reading?”

Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Ali Smith is the winner of our inaugural Pleasure of Reading Prize, inspired by the book above and sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing. Find out more here.

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