Apparantly it’s World Book Day today! It seems that World Book Day is not just a frivolous ‘lets name a day in honour of something’ marketing scam but a UNESCO supported celebration of books with core aim to “encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own”.
Being an avid reader myself (no really?!) and knowing how important it was to me to be encouraged to read as a kid by a weekly trip to Waterstones with Mum and Dad, I think that this is a a brilliant idea.
It also got me thinking about how I could do my bit to encourage children in my family to read (even more) by giving books when it comes to presents. Here’s the thing, I never know what books are good for certain age groups, so perhaps you have some ideas?
Can you think of a brilliant new book that would be good to give to a very young child?
Any recommendations for a young teenager?