Book People and Save the Children have a shared belief in the power of reading. Reading sparks children’s imaginations. It helps them visit worlds they’ve never seen, picture people they’ve never met. It’s integral to a child’s education and development, and has the power to transform their future.
This is why Save the Children are Book People’s official charity partner, and why we’re working together on a variety of initiatives to help raise vital funds to support children’s futures in the UK and across the world.
Save the Children fights every single day for children’s futures. They stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. They do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn, because every child should get to make their mark on the world, and build a better future for us all.
Bedtime Story Competition
Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition challenges young authors aged between 5 and 11 to write a story on a particular theme.
In June 2018, we published, in association with Little Tiger, ‘There’s A Boy Like Me’ written by winning author, 10-year-old Frasier Cox. Frasier wrote his story as a poem which describes a hypothetical friendship between a boy from the UK and a refugee, imagining their similarities and the fun they would have together. Based on the refugee crisis, this emotive story shows that despite different lives, languages, and cultures, we are all human. Proceeds from the sale of each book go towards Save the Children’s work to help build a better world for children.
Entries are open for the 2018 Book People Bedtime Story Competition between 6th September and 29th October 2018. The theme will be imagination. Find out more.