DK has donated 1,000 copies of Life Cycles to youth education charity the Manchester United Foundation.
The books will be included in packs for underprivileged families in Greater Manchester as part of the foundation’s Santa’s Red Helpers Campaign, which sees players and staff help to provide the gifts.
Life Cycles, illustrated by Sam Falconer, looks at the circle of life including animals, dinosaurs, stars, volcanoes and humans.
Throughout December, the foundation will be delivering parcels, including DK books, to children and families who need the most help.
Rebecca Smart, managing director for publishing at DK, said: “We are proud to support the Manchester United Foundation and the families they work with by donating books for their Christmas gift bags. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bringing people to books, and we hope that our donation will make a positive impact on these children’s lives.”
Matt Johnson, operations director at the Manchester United Foundation, said: “This Christmas is going to be tough for so many young people in Greater Manchester and any act of kindness will make a huge difference. We are grateful to all the organisations that have supported us, including DK for providing books to include in our gift bags to schoolchildren. It is so important for young people to understand the importance of education and reading and for this to come in the form of a Christmas present makes it even more special.”