World Book Day 2014

Today is World Book day!

This is the 17th year there’s been a World Book Day. World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.

Have a look at the official website for your £1 book token and the 2014 list of ten books for £1!

I was delighted to see Fun with the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy on the list as The Worst Witch was one of my favourite childhood books!


Little House on the Prairie  and the Little House Series was also a huge favourite of mine and I still read them now.


One of my favourite quotes is from the author of the Little House books Laura Ingalls Wilder.

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”

―Laura Ingalls Wilder


What is your favourite childhood book?

Do you read any of your childhood books to your own kids??

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  1. TreeClimber says

    This is a wonderful way to spread the joy of reading. It saddens me that some people don’t appreciate books or that some children never own a book of their own.

    I have a few favorite childhood books, so it’s difficult to narrow it down to one. These would be at the top of my list: Amelia Bedelia, The Borrowers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective. I was, and still am, a voracious reader. Library days were special to me and I couldn’t wait for the Bookmobile to come to our school each month.

    I don’t have children, but I have nieces and nephews who I spent a lot of time with when they were young. I always tried to find books to read to them especially at night time during sleepovers. I loved sharing the books I enjoyed as a child as well as finding newer books they could relate to.

    • Mary says

      The Borrowers forgot about them!! What about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe did you read them? Enid Blyton- The Magic Faraway Tree. Louisa May Alcott- Little Women its all coming back now and I just want to re read everything :-)
      Did anyone else get annuals at Christmas time? I loved The Broons, Beano, Mandy & Judy, Bunty, Jackie. I still have most of my childhood books and annuals and its fun to look at them from time to time :-)

  2. cpefley says

    I didn’t realize that yesterday was World Book Day. I remember reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a young girl. In fact, I read all of Laura Engalls Wilder’s books. Much better than the series.

  3. says

    My favorite book as a child was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I think I read it about 5 times, which is a feat for me. I love his humor. I’ve seen the movie The Worst Witch circa 1980. It was one of my favorite movies. I didn’t realize it was based on the book. Of course, I HAVE to read it now!

  4. Stellaj says

    Yes to this Book Day! I appreciate that they push the need to read books for this generation. My brother can go on a day without doing or touching anything but his mobile phone. I got 2 books out of the list. I am missing the magical feeling of reading books. Even we adults are losing the habit of reading due to being over busy.

    • Mary says

      I agree we must always try to take more time out for the reading of books and ditch the laptops, mobiles etc. I am pretty sure we are all guilty of that nowadays.

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