World Book Day

World Book Day is fast approaching and is a celebration of reading.

The event is marked on March 4 but books can be enjoyed any day of the year. Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day can encourage a child’s love of reading and improve their vocabulary.

Picture books are also a great way of boosting creativity and imagination or exploring situations which are tricky to explain. For a zany read try Claire Freedman’s Aliens Love Underpants or Not Enough For Queen Fluff by Rachel Lyon. Maybe you prefer a cosy Brambly Hedge tale or the heart warming, Love by Corrinne Averiss. In fact there are so many books to choose there’s no need to wait until the big day!

Go to for a host of resources, free audio books and suggestions of stories to share.