For the past few years I have asked teachers and librarians 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 2020.
Our idea is to work with teachers and librarians to help us gift 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. Sadly, there will many such children this year.
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.
The Christmas card will have this year’s illustration by the wonderful James Innerdale.
If you’d like to nominate a child, please email the following information to email@example.com by Friday 27th November 2020:
- the child’s name (this will not be published and will be kept in full confidence)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, we cannot promise to send a book to every child nominated. I have set an upper limit of 50. But I will 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 to schools in the first week of December 2020.
(For more information about special offer schools book packs, FREE signed bookplates and signed books to purchase as gifts see here. )