World Book Day - 7th March 2013
Now in it's 16th year of encouraging children to
explore the world of books
Get the kids reading!
Books are a very big part of our lives in the Dizzy household.
My children aged 18, 15 and 5 were introduced to books as soon as they could hold a baby board book.
We have bookcases full of books for them to dip into whenever they want.
At the moment, I will admit that the older children are not reading much for pleasure as they are elbow-deep in GCSEs and A-levels.
AJ commented, "Mummy, you are always reading."
It must be having an affect, as he will sometimes choose to look at a book rather than watch tv or play toys.
AJ is just beginning to read and so I read one bedtime story and he will read 'his' early reader book as a 2nd bedtime story.
On World Book Day, I will sharing some of our favourite children's books and I am hoping to introduce guest authors and giveaway some children's books.
If your child is at school they should receive a £1 book token to exchange for one of the following books, these are also available to buy at £1
Giraffes Can’t Dance: Colouring and Puzzle Fun, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Horrid Henry’s Guide to Perfect Parents, Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross (orion)
Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions, Tony Robinson (macmillan)
The Diamond Brothers in… Two of Diamonds, Anthony Horowitz (walker books)
Hang In There Bozo: The Ruby Redfort Emergency Survival Guide For Some Tricky
Predicaments, Lauren Child (harper collins)
Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far), Liz Pichon (scholastic)
The Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet, Cathy Cassidy (puffin books)
About World Book Day
World Book Day was designated by unESco as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
UK schools give their support by fundraising each year on World Book Day. Thanks to their terrific support, World Book Day 2012 was a record breaking event for Book aid Internationa—raising over £77,000!
About Book aid International
Book aid international increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan africa. It provided over 520,000 new books to more than 2,000 libraries in 2012 and has sent over 30 million books to partner libraries since 1954.
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If you are a childrens' author and would like to take part in my celebration of World Book Day, please do contact me via email (on my reviews page)