Donation Files: Three Boys Giving Books
I recently asked a friend who has three children if she had any books that she would like to donate to The Reading Network. She immediately lit up and promised to look through her collection and give us anything that she thought her boys wouldn’t want anymore. The promise of more space and shifting Peppa Pig books out of your house can be an enticing one! And boy, did she deliver!
I know that the hand-me-down chain is a delicate one. Some books that your older one loved couldn’t be less interesting to your younger ones. Sometimes you get given books that you already have so you end up with duplicates or it turns out to be something your kids don’t connect with. Children have such distinct personalities, and this extends to book preferences too. So my friend found a number of books from her older two that she didn’t think the youngest would get on with and a whole bunch that the youngest has grown out of.
We chatted a little bit about it and she said that the process of clearing out the books helped her find some old gems that she had forgotten about, and which needed to be moved from one room to another. She gave us an incredible range of books, including a few classics like “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen. There was also a whole stack of lovely Miffy books and of course the Peppa collection. We are so grateful to her and all out donators for taking the time to look through and pass on their children’s literature.
This donation also included some really wonderful non-fiction donations, including this amazing Encyclopaedia! I can’t wait to see where some of these amazing books end up! I know they will make some children very happy.