“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Suess

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This year AV is celebrating not only for a day, but for a whole week! Today we kicked off the reading celebration by dressing as our favorite characters from our favorite books. Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland spread some joy and magic around campus. One of the mighty girls from the Mighty Girls book series showed us that girls are strong and courageous too! The Little Prince came with his sheep and Pippi Longstocking was showing off her legendary strength. There were many more adventurous and creative characters running around AV’s campus today making our day a little more imaginative and fun.

As a part of World Book Day, students had mother tongue storytime during lunch time where they could hear stories read in their native language. After lunch, secondary students read with the primary and early years students today. They met in the first floor hallway where Ms. Carnahan had created a cozy reading area with books of all types. Students could browse through books to find one that interested them and then either read by themselves or with a secondary student. It was a lot of fun! After school, students and parents could browse through the charity book sale and buy some books to read at home.

The fun continues tomorrow with the announcement of the best costume winners and bookmark and book cover design winners at assembly. Mother tongue storytime will be happening at lunch time for the rest of the week and on Tuesday and Thursday there will be book sales in the reception. Tuesday is the charity book sale and on Thursday an Usborne book representative will be selling books. Lets have a week of reading together!

Check out the World Book Day gallery!