World Book Day, Pirates and Holiday Reading

World Book Day is an opportunity for us all to get inspired to read and pick up a book.

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.

The idea is for publishers and bookshops to promote books and reading to everyone in the hope that we get pleasure and enjoyment out of reading.  In the UK World Book Day is keen for children to be encouraged to read and it’s promoted across schools where children are issued with a voucher for a free book or money off a higher value book.

Miss M’s school is no exception and today are celebrating with a Pirate themed day at school.  All the days activities are centred around pirates, all the children seem so excited.  Miss M was dressed before I got out of bed this morning (unheard of!), as she couldn’t wait to get her pirate costume on ready.

World book day 2 At school they will be singing lots of pirate songs as well as reading pirate themed books.  I think it’s great to make a topic fun that children enjoy and encourage them to read at the same time.

world book day 1As important as it is for children to read books, I think it’s a great way for adults to relax too.  There’s nothing better than having a good book to read and enjoy.  I used to be an avid reader but since having children I struggle with time.  I do like to take a book on holiday though and can usually manage a chapter or two while the children play.

Thomas cook have come up with a clever new app to help you pick a book to take with you on holiday.  Just enter your holiday destination and favourite book genre and it will suggest the perfect book to read while you are away.  It even includes books for children and teenagers so a great way for everyone to find book inspiration before a holiday.

Why not try the Holiday Book Selector and see what your perfect holiday book would be?

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  1. Mummy of Two says:

    She makes a great pirate! Sounds like she should have had a really fun day today!

  2. Tina Mansfield says:

    Your daughter makes a fab pirate! and I think if I read more it might encourage my boy to read more so win, win!

  3. spicers1976 says:

    She’s a great pirate, hope she had a fab day

  4. I really like the idea of a theme for World Book Day, I would imagine it cuts down on the number of Disney Princess and Spiderman costumes on the school run

  5. Will take a look at the app! Sound interesting.
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  6. Those are fantastic pirates and what a great day at school that must have been! 😀

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