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World Book Day 4th March 2021

Are you dressing up as a book character this year, reading your favourite book or anther great activity to promote books and reading?

Books Go Walkabout is celebrating in 2021 with online author events in China and Hong Kong. Books and authors alive in a global world.

In the UK we are working with the School Library Association (SLA) in their amazing Get Everyone Reading project for World Book Day 2021.

On 4th March you will be able to download this primer for reading from author Alec Williams. It is packed with ideas to create a reading culture. It shows how children who learn to read in the classrooms, can become ‘readers’ in the school library, a quiet space, at home, or anywhere they can have a book or a tablet in their hands.

It creates a ‘ Powerhouse for Reading ‘ and author Alec Williams said, “ This is a personal guide, from me to you. It includes things to smile at, things to surprise you, and things to spur you on. Let’s use it to bring reading alive!”

The SLA is a UK charity which supports everyone in school libraries, from the largest school library you could imagine to the smallest areas in school corridors and classrooms. It is a wealth of information and is just the place to go to this World Book Day for inspiration and ideas.

Whatever  you do this World Book Day, 4th March 2021, and wherever you are, find a book; you can purchase great books for £1.00 ,enjoy the story or the information and just get into reading, the best gift we have!


Sue Martin  Children’s Literacy Specialist is part of SmithMartin LLP

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