World Book Day is a celebration of all things literary. It is a charity event held annually in the UK and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. It is funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland. The UK’s first World Book Day began in 1998 and was launched by Prime Minister Tony Blair who served from 1997 to 2007. Today, World Book Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries all over the world.
Many schools implement DEAR during World Book Day and sometimes for up to a week. DEAR – drop everything and read – happens for 10 to 15 minutes at various times during the day. If you battle to get your little ones to read, DEAR is a great tip for getting them to read more often.
For my youngest and I, the morning started at school reading and enjoying a coffee and pastry at the Booky Day Breakfast. This was followed by a lovely showcasing of the children’s costumes, all dressed as their favourite book characters. There was also a book sale of new and second hand books where all proceeds of the second hand book sale go towards one of the school’s charities. My son opted for David Walliam’s The World’s Worst Children 3.
The theme for 2020 is to “share a million stories”. This should be easy to do by sharing your favourite stories with your family, friends and colleagues.
For the love of reading, let us all celebrate and never stop reading…
Yours in Adapting & Being