Charlie & MatildaSince 2008 Charlie Book Bus has worked with disadvantaged children in schools near Livingstone and the UNHCR Settlement in Zambia. In 2010 we also started visiting schools near Blantyre in Malawi with Matilda Book Bus. Project pageAfrica Blog
Recently launchedOur latest Book Bus project has begun in India and is already proving a great success. We have established strong links with a literacy organisation in the country and have started to work with a cluster of five schools in Rajasthan.
Project pageIndia Blog
BISEE Book BusBISEE Books Bus has been working with schools in Ecuador since 2010. This Spanish Language project has been active in the Amazon, Andes and coastal regions of the country.
Project pageS.America Blog
Improving children's lives one book at a time.
The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.
The Book Bus is currently working to improve literacy rates at a community level in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador. Our library work, book donations and assisted reading programme is helping strengthen the reading culture in schools resulting in a more confident reading population that is better equipped for the future.
Thanks to the support of our generous donors and enthusiastic volunteers the Book Bus has been able to make a real difference to many needy communities in Africa, Asia and South America. Please explore our website to discover how you can help us keep the Book Bus literacy campaign in motion.
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Sir Quentin Blake
Sir Quentin Blake, Trustee, is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators. The Book Bus is fortunate to have Quentin personally design and illustrate the artwork that makes our buses look so beautiful.
Cementing his involvement with the bus, Quentin decided to join our board of trustees in January 2009. Quentin has achieved a phenomenal amount during his ongoing career and we are incredibly proud to be working with him.
Meet the rest of the Book Bus team
News & Events
London Talks Season
The Book Bus will be hosting information evenings between 7pm and 9pm at Baden Powell House in London on various dates in 2013.More News & Events
Volunteer in Malawi
The Book Bus visits schools and remote villages in southern Malawi. Climb aboard and help children become readers, improving future opportunities.Read more
Volunteer in Zambia
If you enjoy telling stories of your adventures, why not have an adventure telling stories to children as a volunteer with the Book Bus in Zambia.Read more
Volunteer in South Luangwa Valley
Have an adventure telling stories to school children in Zambia's remote South Luangwa Valley, one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.Read more
British 10K Run
A fundraising challenge for The Book Bus Foundation. Take part in the 2013 British 10K Run to raise money for the Book Bus’s child literacy projects.More News & Events
The Toubkal Trek
A fundraising challenge for The Book Bus Foundation and CHICKS. Toubkal is a 2 day mountain walk to the summit of Jebel Toubkal in Morocco.More News & Events