It’s WORLD BOOK DAY and we are celebrating along with other authors, illustrators and readers of all ages! This is the 17th annual celebration and we want it to be the biggest yet. It’s time to flip the switch on for kids and turn them on to reading. Let’s show them that adventure waits between the covers of a book. They can travel anywhere they want and do anything they want to do.
Book tokens are being sent to schools to give to children so they can have their own book to read. National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers come together to make this happen. Millions of book vouchers will be sent to children and young people this year.
The kids then take their voucher to a local bookseller and use it to pick one of eight books. Or, they can get a percentage off of a book or audio book over a specified amount.
It’s all about getting kids closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future.
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. – Author Unknown
I took a peek at the list and there are some very cute titles to choose from. Any child would be thrilled to get any of these books.
Children’s books have changed a bit since the days of Curious George, haven’t they?
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. – Edward P. Morgan
It’s a wonderful thing to see a child’s face when they suddenly understand a concept or solve a puzzle or answer their own question. Through reading they grow and growing makes them street smart in the world. Many children will be given a new book and that’s certainly reason to celebrate! 😀