Book People

Book People and Save the Children believe that every child should get the support they need, right from the very start, when it matters most.

We believe in the power of reading and learning to accelerate a child’s development – and transform their future.

For children living through war, disaster or extreme poverty, reading offers an escape from reality, and the chance to dream.

At Save the Children’s child friendly spaces – in refugee camps or amid conflict and disaster zones – children get the chance to play, learn and just be kids again.

There they can read books, imagine new worlds and, for a while at least, forget about the terrible things they’ve been through.

Book People staff taking part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper day.

Book People staff taking part in Christmas Jumper Day 2018 to help raise money for Save the Children.

Giving every child the chance of a future

Since 2017, we have been working with Book People to help build a better world for children.

For the last two years we have been charity partner of their Bedtime Story Competition, which challenges young authors aged between 5 and 11 to write their own book to raise money for Save the Children.

In 2018, winning author Frasier Cox, 10, wrote an emotive story about an imaginary friendship between a boy from the UK and a refugee, describing their similarities and the fun they had together, despite their very different lives.

There’s A Boy Like Me’ is now on sale and proceeds from the book are supporting our programmes in the UK and around the world.

We are excited to announce that Tom Burlison, 7, is the winner of the 2018 Bedtime Story competition. Tom’s book - ‘Elliot and Ruby’s Amazing Adventures’ - will be available to buy in summer 2019.

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