Little Tiger Group is donating 300 new books to primary schools in Hebden Bridge that have been affected by recent flooding.
The publisher decided to make the donations after seeing an appeal from residents Di Seymour and Michael Prior. Seymour and Prior are looking for books for three primary schools in the area, all of whose bookshelves were destroyed by flood damage.
Brand manager Lauren Ace said: “Like many in the south, we at Little Tiger have been horrified by the images of flood-devastation on the news and full of admiration for the way in which the community has responded, pulling together to get things up-and-running again. It’s great to have a practical way in which we can show solidarity by donating books to restock the shelves of local schools which have been affected.”
Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd is one of the schools damaged by flooding.
Little Tiger is also asking staff to bring in pre-loved books to add to its donation.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the appeal can get in touch with Seymour and Prior, who are also appealing for book tokens that local children can spend in The Book Case, the local bookshop that was also hit by the floods, via the Facebook page.
Last month publishers including Phaidon, Galley Beggar Press, HarperCollins and And Other Stories promised to help The Book Case after it lost almost all its stock. An auction of signed books, organised by HarperCollins’ Sam Missingham, raised more than £3,500 for the shop.