25 years of World Book Day

Delighted to celerbrate this milestone. I’m rather hopeful that there will be more children reading this time, rather than simply using it as an excuse to just dress up. I was shocked to see that around 148,000 children leave primary education without being able to read well, according to a 2021 report by the National Literacy Trust! That is appalling. Let’s get their heads out of their tablets, switch off the TV and get reading books – it won’t give them eye strain either. Having got that rant of my chest, I’m equally appalled that there are adult households I know where finding a book of any description is rare.

A good selection of books available again this year for a £1 from local booksellers and even better that there are braille versions RNIB), large print (Guide Dogs) and audio versions (RNIB and Calibre Audio).

World Book Day sponsored again by National Book Tokens.

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