It’s World Book Day today! On the first Thursday of March every year schools across the country celebrate the magic of reading.
We all get to dress up as our favourite characters from our favourite stories to raise money. All the money that is donated from dressing up is used to make sure every child and young person has a book to read. I think it’s a brilliant idea.
I love to read books. They can be exciting, funny, silly and even, sometimes, a little bit sad. Every time I read a story it feels like I am going on a new adventure! I always make new friends along the way too.
This year I dressed up as someone very brave and very smart, Harry Potter! I love reading the Harry Potter books because they are full of magic. The adventures they go on are amazing!
I haven’t read all of the Harry Potter books yet. I only started reading them last summer and there are seven to get through! My Friend, Cherwell, has read all of the Harry Potter books though and says they are brilliant!
Cherwell goes to Norwich Book Club. A book club is where lots of people, who love to read, get together and talk about a book they have all been reading. I thought this sounded like a lot of fun. I asked my teacher if we could start a book club at school, and she said yes!
I think that it is important to read books. Mum said that reading regularly is good for you. Here are some reasons why:
- It helps your imagination grow.
- You learn new words.
- It is relaxing.
- You can learn about new topics.
- It improves your concentration. Just like chess!
- Reading actually exercises your brain! I didn’t even know that our brains need exercise!
- It helps you understand the way other people may be feeling.
If you find reading a little difficult, that’s ok. The more you read the better you get at it! All you have to do is practice. Try reading lots of different books about lots of different things. Either story books or factual books. I promise you will find one you just can’t put down!
Who did you dress up as for World Book day?
Do you have a book club at your school?
Lots of Love,