April 24, 2020

Six must-read children’s books to celebrate World Book Day on 23 April

World Book Day, also known as International Day of the Book, is an annual event on 23 April celebrating authors, readers, illustrators and books. It’s a big international event that started 24 years ago, celebrating books and reading.

Why do we have World Book Day?

There are lots of reasons that I believe that World Book Day is important; particularly for children.

Some children might not like reading or they struggle with it, so it can be an encouraging event for them. The aim is to give every child a book of their own.

The bedtime story is a tradition loved by parents and kids across the world.
For some parents it’s precious 10 minutes of one-to-one time with before the little angel head to the land of nod.

Kids become so obsessed with their favourite books, that 1:3 parents have confessed to pretending to lose a book to avoid having to read it again. I’ve heard parents say they read some books so often that they know them off by heart.

Reading during our time in lockdown has been one of our biggest joys. Thank goodness we have books in abundance.

“You can find magic wherever you look. sit back, relax, all you need is a book.” Dr Seuss.

We’ve enjoyed our books in the warm sunshine, in our teepee, cuddled in bed or just curled up in a sunny spot. Kids just enjoy the closeness, the interaction and the time together as a family more than anything. So, read and let them read!

Below are some of my favourite books of all time. What are yours (comment on this post).

  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
  • The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
  • Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
  • The BFG by Ronald Dahl


Velveteen Rabbit
World Book Day 23 April
The Gruffalo
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Cat in the Hat

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