World book day 2022 is celebrating 25 years this year. With live events, partnerships and of course their fabulous book tokens, children and young people all around the country can join in.
There are competitions to take part in, including fantastic prizes including the chance to win a Harry Potter trip. You can download their packs from the website to take part and don’t forget that schools often hold mufti days with children dressing up as their favorite characters from their books too.
We all know the benefits of reading as adults, the escapism and how is transports you to another world. But encouraging younger audiences sometimes takes a little more magic these days ~ especially with lots of screens around! Even as adults we can find ourselves getting too busy to read.
Where was the last time you visited a library? Bought a book? Escaped with a good read? Its a great way to really switch off.
We asked our team what their favorite book is as an adult or child and have a few suggestions on what to read as adults and children!
Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction novel by American author Arthur Golden.
Memoirs of a Geisha is a classic read - with the movie adaption on screens over a decade ago. The novel is told in first person perspective and tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before, during and after World War II, and ends with her being relocated to New York City.
Another favorite of the team is Journey To The River Sea by Joan Ibbotson
Set in Brazil, it’s an adventure of discovery and intrigue. It’s won awards in the children’s book categories and recently had a special 20th anniversary edition published.
How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
Journalist and British Vogue columnist Bella Mackie is a recent read from one of the team….
Described as a wickedly dark romp about class love family … and murder! How to Kill Your Family is a Sunday Times Best Seller. Bella is married to Radio one DJ Greg James who, himself is a successful children’s book author alongside co-author Chris Smith.
Kid Normal (series) by Greg James + Chris Smith
Greg and Chris are currently on their book tour with “Kid Normal” book series and are taking part in the live events with World Book Day.
Ballet Shoes (A puffin book) by Noel Streathfield is another childhood favorite for a team member (as a child)
Published in 1936, it’s become a much loved classic. A sorry about three sisters as they grow up, adopted as babies to a rich explorer who disappears…. Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was 'really a fairy story with its feet half-way on the ground'
What a wonderful quote.
If you wanted more inspiration for Children’s books look no further than The Books Trust top 100 best books!
Whatever you decide to read, we hope you enjoy World Book Day and manage to set aside some quality time to dip into a favorite, a new book or even a digital one.
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