World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development).
Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.
World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 4th March 2021.
Everyone has their favourite book! It might be a fiction, a non-fiction, a poetry book, a magazine or a cookery book! The staff at school have delved into their book collections and have chosen their favourite books to share with you! What do you think your teachers favourite book might be? Watch their video to find out! We would love to add your videos too so if you have a favourite book send a video to your class remote learning email address and your teacher will add yours below too!
During the week of World Book Day each class in the school will be able to join a webinar with a famous author! Your teacher will share the times and the access code to the meeting so if you are learning remotely you can join in from home! Don't expect just to sit and listen...there will be activities for you to join in with so make sure you have your pencil and paper ready!
EYFS and KS1 will be invited to meet with Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How to Change the World. How could you and your friends change the world? By working together! Join Rashmi and be inspired by incredible stories of activists who have joined forces to change the world for the better.
Years 3 and 4 will be meeting author Jion Sheibani, author of The Worries series! During this webinar get ready to meet Sohal. He worries about a lot of things - the dark, mutant sheep, not having any friends - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he draws his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once he's scribbled them down . . .
Orphans Ellie and Seth have crossed an endless ocean in search of freedom and peace. Arriving on the shores of a colourful tropical island ruled by a mysterious queen, it seems they might just have found the perfect new home. But there is trouble brewing in paradise and soon Ellie and Seth find themselves caught up in a dangerous struggle for power - and forced to confront terrible truths from their past.
It's never to early to start enjoying books...perhaps you have a toddler or a baby who might enjoy the stories below with you. Some of the KS1 children might remember reading these stories when they were in EYFS and will probably enjoy them too!