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 Published On: 07 Mar, 2024

World Book Day!

Thursday 7th March marks the nationally celebrated World Book Day! World Book Day is now an annually recognised event in the UK & Ireland and means that every child in full-time education receives a voucher to spend on books; encouraging the younger generations to continue reading inside and outside of school.

The theme for World Book Day 2024 is ‘Read Your Way’, with the theme of the week being ‘Reading is Magic’, the World Book Day Charity explained this theme was inspired by celebrating children’s own choices in books, as this not only champions children’s choices, but also celebrates that everyone enjoys different genres and styles of books, making reading fun!

The National Literacy Trust researched that 1 in 2 children now say they enjoy reading, meaning that there is no time like the present to ensure that children are reading and enjoying it, hence the week’s theme of ‘Reading is Magic’ for 2024 to encourage the importance of more children reading.

Many of the schools we work with utilise World Book Day as a great introductory tool for students to discover new books by having themed activities and productions surrounding the day- the big hit always being a fancy dress day! In most schools across the country, students will go into school dressed up as their favourite character from a book, the students will then do a small show and tell for their classmates to talk about who they are dressed up as, the book in which they are from and a little bit about the book and the character. This is a fantastic way to introduce new books to children and get them interested in further and wider reading!

In the office, we all LOVE to read and have each brought a book in. The book is either our favourite book or signifies something meaningful to us, tying nicely into the theme of ‘Read Your Way!’ Pictured above are those books!

Jessica has brought in the beautiful, ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy, Emily has brought her super unique copy of Lewis Caroll’s, Alice in Wonderland, being her favourite book and I (Meg) brought in my Clothbound copy of Sense & Sensibility, as it is probably my favourite Clothbound Book I own; as I have been collecting the Penguin Clothbound Classics for a few years.

Here’s to another successful World Book Day and long may it continue!

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