Our Gift-a-Book card buys books
for children who have none.
How does it work?
Each Gift-a-Book card is £10. You have four beautiful Quentin Blake designs to choose from.
You fill out your personal message on the Gift-a-Book card and send it to its lucky recipient.
The £10 is used to buy new books for children in Ecuador, Malawi & Zambia. Where possible we buy books locally or in the UK.
Books from the UK are shipped out to Ecuador, Malawi & Zambia in bulk.
These fabulous books become part of the Book Bus mobile library service or are donated to schools and community libraries every year.
How to buy
- Use PayPal, it’s safe and secure.
- Choose from our four Quentin Blake designs
- Click ‘Add to Cart'. You can order multiple
copies of the same card.
"The Book Bus and books changed our lives"
Read about George Kapalamula the proud, enthusiastic and visionary Head of Namayera Primary School in Malawi.
Gift-a-Book and share the joy of reading
Literacy is a vital life skill that can transform lives. We believe that e very child should have access to books and other literacy materials but for millions of children across Africa and South America books are a luxury beyond their reach.
Starting in 2006, the Book Bus has been working with schools to bring books into their classrooms and into their communities. Since our first visit we have:
- Read with more than 100,000 children
- Donated more than 90,000 books
- Opened 100's of reading corners and libraries
- Been supported by more than 1000 volunteers
What type of books do we buy?
We ask schools and communities what books do they want to meet their needs and we source and supply these. We buy relevant fiction, non-fiction, and picture books. We only buy top quality up-to-date books to ensure the children have a positive experience from books, encourages them to read more and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Where does your £10 go?
The £10 from your Gift-a-Book card will buy new or top quality books for children that are relevant, engaging and will encourage children to read. We always try and buy books in-country. If this isn't possible we ship books in bulk from the UK.
Improving children’s lives one book at a time
How Can I Volunteer?
Find out more about Book Bus volunteering here.
How Can I Donate?