I know, I know it is Valentine’s Day too, but I think International Book Giving Day is so much more important!!! Don’t you? What better gift to give than the joy of reading.
If this is the first time you have heard of International Book Giving Day, then here is a little more information for you. Basically it is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. If you want to know more, then check online at http://bookgivingday.com/ or check on Twitter - @bookgivingday.
Luckily for me, the lovely Lauren from Random House Children’s Books asked if I would like to get involved. Of course, I said yes. And before I knew it three copies of Wonder (one of my favourite books of 2012)
So as the day progresses I will be giving these three books out, all in the name of International Book Giving Day.
If you haven’t read Wonder yet, then you are definitely missing out. Especially as it was announced only yesterday that R.J. Palacio will be publishing 3 new books and e-original with Random House Children’s Books worldwide.
Here is the gossip I heard about the new books!
365 DAYS OF WONDER: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, a companion book to Wonder will be published in hardback in August 2014, and THE JULIAN CHAPTER: A Wonder Story e-original will be published prior to that in May 2014. The titles will have global publication dates. Two additional untitled novels by Palacio were acquired in the deal and will be released on dates to be announced.
Exciting news! I personally can’t wait. So if you haven’t read R.J.Palacio’s book yet, I strongly suggest you do in readiness for her next three books.
Happy International Book Giving Day everyone!