World Book Day is one of our favourite yearly celebrations at St Andrew’s Montessori. It’s the biggest event of its kind and is even designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries all over the world!

Along with many other schools around the country, we pay homage to our favourite books (authors and illustrators) by sharing our favourite stories with one another and dressing up as our favourite literary characters. It’s great fun and offers an extra opportunity to emphasise the importance of reading and the joy of books in our learning environment.

This year, the children in one of our classes each designed their own cover for one of their favourite books – Where The Wild Things Are. Have a look at Sophie’s wonderful interpretation of Maurice Sendak’s well-known story:

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. It’s all about getting them closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future.

We look forward to next year’s celebration and can’t wait to hear about all of the stories you’ve been reading…but, of course, children are welcome and encouraged to come and share their favourite stories with us at any time!

Visit Worldbookday.com to find out more about the festival.

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