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!