I bid you all a very happy World Book Day! Up and down the nation, pupils will be arriving at school in a completely different guise to their usual selves… playgrounds will be rife with Gangsta Grannies, Paddington Bears, Gruffalos and very hungry caterpillars, to name a few. A wonderful day to celebrate all things literary and to encourage as many children as possible to engage with brilliant books and share super stories.
Here at the Felixstowe Book Festival, we are immensely proud of our wonderful Children’s programme which also takes place over the Festival weekend. We have a packed out series of events for you, some of which are already on our website, the rest to be revealed over the next few weeks. Just to keep you on the edge of your seat, I can hint that we will be exploring the mysteries of one of our most famous and significant local history sites… we will be taking a trip into a dark world where there are no schools or libraries and freedom of speech is prohibited… and we will also be voyaging into outer space. Sound good? I hope you are all suitably excited!
It is universally acknowledged that fostering a love of reading, at any age, is hugely beneficial. Escaping from reality into another world is exciting, relaxing and much needed to escape daily pressures, whether you are seven or whether you are seventy. So get on board, share a story and enjoy the World Book Day fun! If you or any budding readers of your acquaintance would like some information, ideas and inspiration about World Book Day and all the magic it entails, then take a look at this link: https://www.worldbookday.com/.
Enjoy this fantastic, book filled day!
All the very bookish best,
Imogen and the festival team x