Books Beat Eggs

Help us to turn the page on disadvantage by helping us to get books into the homes of families and children in need.

Every book you purchase from this page will get directly into the hands of a child who probably wouldn’t otherwise have access to a book.

A few years ago Naomi (aged 12) and Ali (aged 9) launched a board game appeal with Children North East. This helped to get over 500 board games to families in need across the region. Now they are back to ask your support in helping turn the page on disadvantage by helping to get books into the homes of families and children in need. In a partnership Tees Valley Education Trust and DRAKE The Bookshop we are hoping to get more children in need access to books.

The girls have come up with a list of recommended books that they want other children to have access to. The reading gurus at DRAKE The Bookshop have added to the list too. Every book you buy from this list direct from DRAKE The Bookshop will go to a child. These will be shared with Tees Valley Education Trust and distributed to children/families.

Research shows that reading is really important and children benefit enormously from it. But, increases in the cost-of-living and poverty across the North East mean that many children don’t have access to the joy of reading at home. That’s why these two young readers are working with an independent book shop to help ensure that children their age have access to books.


Click here to go directly to the page with all the books listed – please remeber to select the ‘collect from store’ option at the checkout to avoid postage costs!


You can buy a book by visiting the shop in Stockton on Tees (directions here), OR
You can also speak to us at DRAKE or at any if the TVED schools about making a donation if this is easier and we will make sure that the money is used to buy books through the project.

BUT MOST OF ALL, Please also spread news about the project with friends and family. The more books we get the more children can read!