About World Book day
World Book Day 2012 is a celebration – of authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, of reading. It’s the biggest event of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in more than 100 countries. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own, through a special £1 World Book Day Book Token.
My Son got a £1 pound token in school, and we are looking to see what book to get. He already has classics like The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle and the famous Where's spot? by Eric Hill
Please be encouraged to pick up a book and read today, and if you are not sure what to read, you can try the following. I have a metal book mark that lists these books.
OK! you can also try my favourites, some not in the list above: My ultimate favourite- Black girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood- it reads like a poem, Autobiography of Malcom X by Alex Haley, Piercing the Darkness/This Present Darkness by Frank E Perretti, Jagua/Jagua Nana's Daughter by Cyprian Ekwensi. I also like some of Francine Rivers books, as well as John Grisham, and in the past Sidney Sheldon. I have also mentioned my childhood love for Pacesetters by various West African authors.
Presently I dabble in a mixture, and I have bought and thoroughly enjoyed: A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin- very, very funny, Say You Are One Of Them by Uwem Akpan, The Other Hand by Chris Cleave, The Help by Kathryn Stockett- haven't seen the movie yet, its always so hard to watch a movie after you've read the book. I have also been a huge fan of the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella- tried so hard to see the movie afterwards.
Favourable mentions are also Maya Angelou, Nigerian and African authors like Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie and Russian authors- I love the tone and writing style of Russian Literature.
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