The first 5 Ukrainian children's books

First print run Ukrainian children's books

After months of hard work, and with the support we've received through our initial crowdfunding campaign, Ukrainian refugee children in schools, refugee shelters, orphanages, families and host families throughout the Netherlands and Belgium are now reading our books. The response has been overwhelming. Many of the children have sent us drawings, and parents have expressed their thanks through the mail. We love hearing from them: it reminds us again and again why this is important. And because word spreads quickly within the Ukrainian community, there are new book requests daily from families we might otherwise have been unable to reach on our own.

A second print run of 10,000 books is now ready and will be distributed in the coming weeks. As requests continue to pour in, including requests from Germany, Hungary and Luxembourg, we can clearly see the need for a third print run. With your donation, this can become a reality.

Let's do this together! Donate now.

Thank you,

Stacey, Matthew, Daniëlle, Bahar, Teun, Caspar, Martha, Monika, Eva & Jan

Children's illustration of sun, moon and birds

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  • Opening Kinderboekenweek

    'Bij mij thuis'

    Alles over de Kinderboekenweek, 4-11 oktober 2023

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  • Classroom with children and world map

    "Heb je zelf ooit een oorlog meegemaakt?"

    In gesprek met Martine Letterie (in Dutch)

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  • My Life Journey Book

    My Life Journey Book

    'My Life Journey Book' is a free activity book for children from Ukraine.

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  • Two sunbirds and a flower

    Sunbird: our newest book project

    Coming to BAFH: Children's books in Persian/Dari

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  • flower garden Ukraine school

    Flowers4School: for the schoolchildren of Ukraine

    In bleak times, the joy of flowers.

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  • Misjka omslag

    Misjka

    Boekentip: Misjka, van Edward van de Vendel, Anoush Elman en Annet Schaap

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  • Omslag Kinderen van ver

    Boekentip: Kinderen van ver

    Boekentip: Kinderen van ver, van Martine Letterie

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  • My Name is Not Refugee

    "What is a refugee?"

    Books for young readers about refugees and asylum seekers

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  • World Children's Day

    20 November is World Children’s Day

    World Children’s Day, 20 November, is UNICEF’s annual day of action: for children, by children.

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  • Paul van Vliet in Sri Lanka, with child

    "Een boek voor een vluchteling," met Paul van Vliet, Sabri Ali Ahmed en Stacey Knecht

    "A book for a refugee," Saturday 12 Nov, at Antiquariaat Colette & Co (in Dutch)

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