Books Round-up: World Book Day special

Books round-up

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Happy World Book Day! The day for book lovers everywhere. Did you send your children off to school in a costume this morning? My son went off as Harry Potter, a current favourite book. World Book Day is in its 21st year and is a celebration of books, authors and reading and is celebrated in 100 countries worldwide. Most children will also receive a book token which they can take to a book store and use it for £1 off a book or their choice or exchange it for one of ten books for free. How fab is that? Will you be taking your child to their local book store to choose a book?

Inspiring Books

There are also lots of fabulous blogs out there celebrating this great bookish day. Little Ladies Big World has written about great day about her daughter’s love of books and her thoughts on gender-stereotyping around world book day costumes. 

Books are full of such wonderful quotes and inspiration. I love Cardiff Mummy Says’ blog post where she shares her most inspiring quotes from children’s books in celebration of World Book Day.

For last year’s World Book Day I asked 60 parenting bloggers which books they think every child should read, and they shared 60 different books with me that they think should be on every child’s bookshelf. 

Very Yummy Mummy has written all about the origins of World Book Day, which is a really interesting post. 

Encouraging a Love of Books

If you wish your child was more into books then Suitcases and Sandcastles has a lovely post with her top ten tips to get children into books. I totally agree with them such as reading everyday and finding the right book that will capture their imagination. 

Another fabulous post is 40 Books for 5-10 year olds from Twinderelmo, great if you are still on the hunt to find that perfect book to inspire your little one. There are some of our house favourites listed in there too. 

If you’re looking for some activities to do this World Book Day, WanderMum has 10 family places for you to visit on World Book Day, there are some great book festivals for you to visit and I really want to do the Harry Potter tour! If you’re snowed in and want a simple activity to do at home, then take a look at Hodge Podge Days’ shows us how to create a Squash and a Squeeze story bag – which is also a great book.  

Last Minute Costumes

Still on the hunt for costume ideas? Then, here are some quick ideas to help you. Toby and Roo has shared a post with the UK’s top ten costume ideas for under £10. Charlie Moos has 9 quick costume ideas that you can source from your child’s wardrobe, great if you have completely forgotten to organise a costume for your child. If you would like a costume that’s a bit out of the ordinary, then have a read of The Inspiration Edit’s post with unique costume ideas for world book day

Happy World Book Day!

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email

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About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of two, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura's Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the Gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she's buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as she made the decision to ditch the diet in 2016 and instead strive for a healthy, balanced life. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.

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