Last Saturday was the first London Children’s Book Swap, the brainchild of Sally Goldsworthy of the Discover Children’s Story Centre. The clue’s in the name, really, but the idea was that children would bring books they no longer read or wanted to swap them for something they liked the look of.
We’re the only publisher in Southwark, and we decided to support our local book swap venue, the Centre for Literacy for Primary Education, which I cycle past daily on my way to work, by providing some of our books so that the tables weren’t bare when the first children arrived at 10.00 am.
Nosy Crow’s Pip and Posy in pride of place on the tables, waiting for the first children to arrive
It was a great pleasure to see the second third child to arrive, four year-old Rowan, pictured above, (entirely spontaneously!) swap his copy of Helen Oxenbury’s Tickle Tickle for Nosy Crow’s very own Dinosaur Dig! by Penny Dale. But it was also great to see Adiam swapping her outgrown books for Confessions of a Drama Queen, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Chronicles of Narnia and Ingo.
Adiam with her collection of swapped books