World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 17th year that World Book Day will be celebrated, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading by reading out loud in unison. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
With UNESCO statistics showing that literacy has a significant effect on a country’s economy and in turn affecting the living conditions of it’s citizens, it is so important that the opportunity and ability to read is fully appreciated by our Malaysian children.
Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a parent you can celebrate this day right where you are! Visit http://www.worldbookday.com/ to get some ideas of how you can celebrate this day and take a look at all the great World Book Day Resources that you can download FREE for use at home, in the classroom or in your bookshop or library.
If you have yet to kickstart a reading habit, why not start by dropping by the FrogStore to browse through our large selection of ebooks!
How will you celebrate World Book Day this year?