The book I've chosen is "A Little History Of The World" by EH Gombrich , which is a history of the world for children. A few of the reviews are here:
- 'Conversational in style, as of a grandparent talking with a child, the story of humanity from prehistory is told.' --Peter Andrews, School Librarian, vol. 54 no. 2, Summer 2006
- '...a perfect present for a child with an enquiring mind. I wish it had been available when I was young.' --Literary Review, September 2005
- 'Had I a dozen grandchildren...I'd order two dozen copies, one for the children, the other for their parents.'
This is the first book I'm giving that I have not read , but I will do before I give the book away. Unusually , World Book Night is on a Tuesday this year , April 23rd , 3 days after National Record Shop Day which I will also be taking part in.
One thing is that it costs ten pouns to distribute each box of books so if you can donate something via Justgiving it would be most appreciated.