Happy 20th Anniversary World Book Day!
Book lovers are getting ready to celebrate their much-loved stories once again as World Book Day is back and ready to mark its 20th anniversary.
The annual event of authors, illustrators and reading is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Research indicates that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
World Book Day is one of the biggest highlights of the school calendar, children receive a book token to buy a new book of their own, and children and teachers use it as an opportunity to dress up as their favourite fictional book character.
Each year classrooms are filled with Princesses, Gruffalos, Little Red Riding Hoods, and Very Hungry Caterpillars to name a few.
Have a great day celebrating all!