World Book Day is back!
Thursday 2nd March 2017 sees World Book Day celebrate its 20th anniversary.
World Book Day is a charity event held annualy celebrating authors, books and reading. It aims to allow kids to explore the depths of books, the imagination that is gained from reading and provide them with the opprtunity to own a book of their own for free.
National book tokens are given out to children at school across the nation which entitles them to pick one of ten free books- all of which being new and exclusive, or receive £1 off a book of their choice.
Government studies have shown that children who regularly read novels outside of school are associated with higher scores in reading assessments than those who don’t. In the study, Clark and Rumbold said that there are also other benefits of reading for pleasure. These include increased general knowledge, a better understanding of other cultures and attaining a broader vocabulary.