For the past few years I have asked teachers, librarians and other adults to nominate children they think would benefit from the gift of a book for Christmas. My family and I would like to do the same for Christmas 2019.
Our idea is to work with teachers and librarians – who already do so much to engage children with the joys of reading and books – and give books to children who do not have any books at home; to children who need that one special book that could help engage them with a lifetime of reading for pleasure; or, to children who have had a difficult year at school or home and a book would be a boost for them.
Each book will be personally dedicated, signed, gift-wrapped and will come with a Christmas card from me. Those nominating can choose from any of my books for children.
If you’d like to nominate a child, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 30th November 2019:
- the child’s name (this will not be published and will be kept in full confidence)
- a short paragraph explaining why you are nominating that child
- your choice of book for them from one of the books listed at http://tompalmer.co.uk/about-tom/books-for-children/.
- your name and school address (where I will send the book)
I am sorry, I cannot promise to send a book to every child nominated. I have set an upper limit of 50. But I do intend to send a personal Christmas card to each nominee and a poster pack for each school. My family and I will choose the recipients and have the books dispatched in the first week of December 2019.