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Which book changed your life?

What was the book that changed your life? Which was your favourite when you were a child?  Chances are, your favourite childhood book changed your outlook on reading, even if you can’t think of one that made a dramatic difference to you.   And in developing countries, books literally do change lives: giving children the gift of literacy, giving health or farming information, or helping teenagers pass important exams for better lives.

That’s why,  in the run-up to World Book Day, we are supporting Book Aid International, and we’d love you to play a part too.  And it’s easy.

Simply go to the Tidy Books Facebook page, and tell us which book changed your life (or your favourite as a child).  For every four nominations, Tidy Books will send a book to Africa, the equivalent of £2 or $3.

As a thank you for getting involved, everyone who nominates a book will be put into a draw to win a Tidy Books Bookcase on World Book Day, on March 3rd.  There will be a special discount on Tidy Books’ products too.

Just to get you started, here are some of the Tidy Books’ staff favourite books:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl), Blue Beard (a classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault), The Diddakoi (Rumer Godden) and The Mountain of Adventure, by Enid Blyton.

And you can watch what some of the books that you help Tidy Books donate will do in some of the communities in Africa here. This is Book Aid’s film:   Books Change Lives

So, come and join in, and tell us which book changed your life – and help change another life with a book!

Book Aid International registered charity number 313869.  We hope to develop a long term partnership with Book Aid International and keep on giving.   Tidy Books will donate £2 or $3  for every 4 nominations up to a total of £300.
Gèraldine Grandidier

About Gèraldine Grandidier

Geraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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3 thoughts on “Which book changed your life?

  1. Avatar Trish Adkins says:

    I love the Nancy Drew books! My grandmother gave me the Secret of the Old Clock when I was 6. I thought it was so cool that a girl was a detective.

  2. I have already share these not at Facebook and Twitter but I would like to post at my blog. ok?
    Vida Em Sociedade Treasure Island, by RL Stevenson
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
    The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
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  3. Avatar Rachel says:

    I loved The redundancy of courage by Timothy Mo- so gripping I missed my stop on the bus but also very moving. The narrator is a very unheroic figure at the beginning who gradually gets drawn into what proves to be an un-winnable battle.

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