Monday, 11 April 2016

Jump aboard the Book Bus at London Book Fair

Book Bus Matilda, the latest edition to our mobile library bus fleet, is making an appearance at this years London Book Fair before she heads off to the warm heart of Africa, Malawi. 

​Adorned with beautiful illustrations by the world famous children's Illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake visitors to the London Book Fair at Olympia can jump abroad Matilda and find out how mobile libraries are empowering communities and helping engage children in reading. 

Book Bus Matilda will then set off on a 7,000 mile journey to become a mobile children's library in Mangochi, Malawi along the shore of Lake Malawi. 

The Book Bus is a UK based charity which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It works in Ecuador, Malawi and Zambia sharing books and supporting teachers and communities with their literacy programmes. 
Over the last 10 years the Book Bus has shared books with more than 100,000 children around the world.

Said Book Bus Director David Gordon, 
"We're delighted that we're taking part in this prestigious world London Book Fair. We're proud to be part of a global network of organisation helping to improve literacy which is a key skill for everyone in today's world. Every day our local team in Malawi is out in the community sharing books with schools and making reading fun. Matilda, our latest Book Bus, will ensure we spread the love of reading and help empower communities so they can have more opportunities and choices over their own lives," he concluded. 

International publishers, Motovun have kindly sponsored the new Book Bus, Matilda. 

Visitors to the London Book Fair are invited to pop along to stand 5D148 in the lower west hall and met the team and hear how our in-country teams are changing the world through the power of reading. 

More information: 

0208 099 9280