World Book Day and a book without pictures…

wbd2015This time last week, we were preoccupied with lots of World Book Day shenanigans, both in school and online, with our office keeping a close eye on social media goings-on. Twitter in particular is a great place for sharing event updates and we loved seeing how people up and down the county were celebrating. If you missed the festivities or just want to see what all the fuss was about, we recommend checking the official World Book Day UK twitter account, or looking at the two hashtags being used on the day: #WBD15 and #WorldBookDay.

Harriet, one of our Librarians, was in a school in Cawston and has given us a little update of how her day went…

Cawston Primary School was all dressed up on World Book Day, like most schools around the country –  this is turning into a springtime version of Hallowe’en! – but here staff and pupils all came as characters from a single book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The best I could manage was to go as Alice’s mother, Mrs Liddell, but it was better than nothing, as almost the entire school looked fantastic and had tried really hard.

The school loved Robert Sabuda’s fantastic paper engineering version of Alice, and enjoyed plenty of other weird and wonderful books I’d brought from SLS too.

BJ NovakA new book proved really popular with years 2 and 3: The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak (published by Puffin)

If you and your class enjoy Mo Willems’ Pigeon stories, you will love this read-aloud in picture book format, which is exactly as it says on the tin, a book with no pictures.  It’s great fun, and celebrates the power of words to boot.

The Guardian Children’s Book website has a great gallery of World Book Day costumes, which you can see here.

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