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3 Gifts That Should Not Be Given (Give Books Instead)

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February 14th is International Book Giving Day (visit the website to learn more).

Artist Priya Kuriyan even whipped up a nice poster for the event:

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(Click here for the downloadable full-size version on the IBGD site)

So, if you’re about to give one of the gifts below, please consider a book instead.

Mug

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“You know, I really need some more mugs.” – Phrase that has never been uttered.

“Where the H am I going to put all these mugs?” (followed by the sound of mugs crashing) – Phrase that has been uttered often.

Huge Decorative Signage

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“Here are some words I thought you should read every day. And, just so you know, I will be offended if it isn’t hanging above your headboard (and/or the front of your house) by the end of the week.”

Miniature Teddy Bear

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Wait, wait – how did this this very practical and incredibly useful gift get on this list? Surely a mistake.

On February 14, give a book to someone you know, leave a book for someone you don’t, or donate a book to an organization that needs it.

Spread the word!

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Niki Barnes says:

    All ready in the works to celebrate with our Skype buddy! :)

  2. Amy says:

    “It’s…visible.” Fantastic! Love your illustrations! Thanks!

  3. Zoe says:

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face at the end of a long week!

  4. Jean says:

    Hurray! another day to give my baby granddaughter a book I hope she will love!

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