10 Stories to Make a Difference

by | Dec 7, 2020 | IBBY NEWS

10 Stories to Make a Difference

Pop Up Projects are celebrating their 10th birthday! As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, they have delivered reading, writing and illustration experiences for over 100,000 children and young people, many in deprived areas and challenging circumstances. Since their inception, they have worked to build a more diverse next generation of children’s writers and illustrators through talent development and publishing opportunities (see Pop Up Pathways and other projects on their website).

Help celebrate their 10th birthday by publishing 10 Stories to Make a Difference: a collection of original illustrated stories for young readers, all inspired by the theme of ‘Difference’. This beautifully illustrated collection of picture books, poetry and short stories for 5 to 25 year-olds supports Pop Up’s mission to promote a rich diversity of voices, experiences and themes in children’s books, and features characters of colour, with disabilities and who are LGBTQ+.

These beautifully designed, limited edition (1,000 per title), hard-back books are created through unique collaborations between well-known and brand-new writers and illustrators, bringing new voices into print for the first time. The well-known authors include former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, YA novelist Marcus Sedgwick, Coram Boy author Jamila Gavin, writer and performer Laura Dockrill, Dirty Bertie illustrator David Roberts, and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Philip Ardagh, among others. 10 of the writers and illustrators have never been published before – including four under-26 year-old winners of our international writing competition!

Help bring these books to life!

By making a pledge you’ll help fund production of the books and launch the careers of the emerging writers and illustrators involved – and you’ll be first to receive the books when they’re published in April 2021. Every pledge also includes a donation to Pop Up to support our not-for-profit work with schools, communities, writers and illustrators. 


  • Find out more how your contribution will support their work by visiting their Crowdfunder page.