Children’s Book Week is a time to celebrate books and reading in classrooms, libraries…. Anywhere kids and books connect! This coming week our school will be hosting many different events and activities, aimed at encouraging children to enjoy reading for pleasure, explore the library and even start writing themselves.
The purpose of Children's Book Week is to celebrate reading for pleasure. Designating next week for book-related activities can help our students to see reading as pleasurable and fun, stimulating them to discover new books, extend their reading choices, discuss and share books, explore libraries and bookshops, and do their own creative writing.
Here's a small selection of some of the events that will be occurring throughout the week:
- Book Week Assembly hosted by Year 6
- Reading buddies with Secondary Students
- Book and Bake Sale
- Book Character parade
- Year group competitions
- LOTS OF READING!
To celebrate Children's Book Week, The UK Book Trust published a list of what they believe are the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years. You can view the list here; http://www.booktrust.org.uk/programmes/primary/childrens-book-week/100-best-books/ The list has been broken down into four age bands, with titles in each band. Take a look at the list and read a review of the books they’ve chosen;