World Book Day, held on March 3rd, is a celebratory day to promote reading for pleasure.
This year, the theme, a message for all children is, ‘you are a reader’.
In 2019 the National Literacy Trust found that 383,755 children don’t have a book of their own, which is shocking in this century.
Each year, book sellers across the country help deliver engaging events and school sessions to celebrate World book Day.
Reading is a way children can grow their knowledge, escape into their imagination and read about worlds and ideas that open up the world to them. It also benefits them by helping them relax, building their vocabulary and either having stories read to them, or reading before bedtime, helps their sleeping patterns. The same can be said of adults too!
This year, to celebrate the 25th birthday of both World Book Day and Harry Potter, Bloomsbury has partnered with World Book Day to create a competition offering fans to win a magical Harry Potter trip.
It is also a time when many primary schools encourage their pupils to dress up as their favourite book character on World Book Day.
Here at Creative Nature, we aren’t dressing up, but we thought we would share our favourite go-to books, and why we love them.
Creative Nature Team’s favourite books:
‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern. It’s a book that got me back into reading. Beautifully written and fully explores the idea of stories in a really interesting way.
‘To Kill a mockingbird ‘ by Harper Lee. This is my all-time favourite as I studied it at school and really analysed the hidden messages within the book. It’s very touching and love the innocence of the character Scout. I could read it over and over again.
‘Nala’s World’ by Dean Nicholson. It’s about a man’s journey travelling the world and he comes across a cat (Nala) which he becomes eternal friends with. I’m a huge cat lover and it’s great to see them living their best lives together as a team.
My favourite book is ‘Long way home ‘by Michael Morpurgo because it was one of the first books that I read that actually captivated me and got me attached to the characters involved.
I’m currently reading ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman. It is a good book because it is funny and from a unique perspective.
I love’ The Strengthsfinder ‘ by Tom Rath. We often look at things we struggle with in life and work, but this book helped me to understand my strengths and how to use them. Very inspirational and the results were me to a ‘T’!
‘Lord of the Rings’ by J.R.R.Tolkien, because it’s the greatest fantasy story ever written and allows me to escape to Middle Earth.
My favourite book is ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah. I read it during lockdown in about 2 days. It is all about a two sisters’ experiences of war. Instead of a book about males during war time it was all about two sisters with two very different yet difficult experiences of the war in France, this is a story that not many people have heard about and is really amazing to read about it from a women’s perspective. It was full of so many emotions, it was amazing and I couldn’t recommend it enough.