Donating new books

To hospitals…

Pristine, brand-new books are a precious lifeline for children in hospital. From the latest titles and award winners, to familiar favourites and treasured classics, picture books to young adult, dyslexia-friendly, braille or large print, and books in other languages, we welcome them all! If you are interested in donating books to help our work, we just ask that they haven’t been handled, ideally they won’t have been unpacked at all. A variety of different titles is great! More than 30 of one title is difficult to distribute but we’ll try to take them off your hands if we can. Please email

To schools…

You may have seen on the news or on social media, that many schools urgently need new books. For a whole host of reasons, the latest high – quality titles that truly appeal to today’s children and make them want to read, are often in short supply. If you have overstocks or spares of new titles, we can find a teacher or librarian who will be over the moon to receive them! Please email .

Although we are not able to provide specific quotes, feedback or photos following donations of books, we can guarantee that they will be very gratefully received; the gift of a brand new book to a child in need cannot be underestimated!

Because of infection control, the books we supply to hospitals must be new and so we are not able to accept second-hand or nearly new books. If you have second hand books to donate, we recommend donating them to BetterWorldBooks who work to get books to those who need them the most. Your local charity shop will also be pleased to take second hand books.