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Reading is my superpower

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over 53,000 books donated
Riverside School, Rainham 2022
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invested in the local community
St Saviours School, Lewisham 2018
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Over 40 drop-off locations
Acorn Strood - ABC Drop-Off Point & Library
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20,000 children with access to books
Holbeach School, Catford 2020
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creating unique reading spaces
St Thomas More School, Eltham 2022
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Curated list of diverse literature
Lyndhurst School, Camberwell 2021
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Inspiring reading for pleasure
St Thomas More School, Eltham 2022
See our latest project
Rainforest Reading Room at Longlands Primary School
Read the full story here
Reading for pleasure from a young age is vital to cognitive development — it’s a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background.

The sole aim of Acorn Book Club is to get high quality books into the hands of children who can benefit from them the most. We take books and money donated by the public, combined with funds from selected CSR partners, and turn these into tangible projects within local schools that make a real difference. See our full story here.

abc by numbers

80

Organisations helped

53,000

Books donated

20,000

Children with access to books

How can you get involved

Whether we have an active campaign or not, we are always collecting good quality books ready to be distributed to a school or community project in need.

If you’d like to get involved, there are a number ways you can do so...
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“Thank you again for your amazing work you did with us, we will be eternally grateful and it has been lovely to watch the children engaging with the Rainforest Reading Room.”

Tammy Allen
Assistant Head Teacher, Longlands Primary School

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“Thank you again for your amazing work you did with us, we will be eternally grateful and it has been lovely to watch the children engaging with the Rainforest Reading Room.”

Tammy Allen
Assistant Head Teacher, Longlands Primary School

“The new book area that has been donated by Acorn Book Club is amazing. We know that our children are going to love having an extra area to go and spend time reading, especially at break and lunch. The variety of books is fantastic and the space looks inviting and engaging. We cannot wait to start using it to support and develop our children’s love of reading”.

Helen Dawkins
Head of School, Riverside

“Working with Acorn Book Club has been absolutely brilliant. Rather than just giving us money, Acorn Book Club really worked closely with our school to involve us in the process, so we could really take pride in the end result.”

Maureen Bennett
Deputy Head Teacher, Lyndhurst Primary School

“The children and staff of Holbeach are delighted, and so grateful to Acorn Book Club – their support has been invaluable."

Karen Robertson
Assistant Head Teacher, Holbeach Primary School

“What a fantastic collection of books, brilliant! Thank you SO much again for all you've done for our library.”

Rosemary Naylor
Reading Leader, Morden Mount

“We’re so grateful to Acorn Book Club for everything they have done to support our library project. The children absolutely loved the world Book Day storyteller and the incredible book donation will help to promote a love of reading for years to come.”

Paul Hooper
Head Teacher, Cooper's Lane Primary School

“This is exactly the kind of investment that we need more of. The help that it will give young people should not be underestimated."

Damien Egan
The Mayor of Lewisham

“Acorn Book Club are fantastic collaborators who really get how finding the right book can change a child's life. They were truly committed to working with us to create a beautiful library that is just right for our children.”

Lydia Baldwin
English Support Teacher, Lyndhurst Primary School

“I want to say thank you for World Book Day. The feedback from the teachers was very positive for George the storyteller. The quality of the books you provided was excellent and the children all loved going home with them in their cloth bags”

Felicity Day
Literacy Lead, All Saints C of E, Blackheath
Latest case studies
Rainforest Reading Room

ABC creates a Rainforest Reading Room in the playground of a Longlands Primary School in Sidcup.

Sidcup DA15
Riverside Primary School

When Riverside Pimary School asked for our help creating a new reading space so pupils had a place to enjoy reading we were all too happy to help.

Rainham ME8
Holbeach Library Relaunch

When the school approached us about re-launching the library to the pupils, we delivered them some new books to fill the bookcases again.

Catford SE6
View all of our latest case studies here.
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Ever wondered what happens to the books donated to Acorn Book Club? See The lifecycle of an ABC book
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