World Book Day at Rocks Park Primary School

Welcome to World Book Day – a day of dressing-up magic for children at Rocks Park School . Pupils and Staff donning the iconic costumers of their favourite characters from the world of books to celebrate the joy of reading.

World Book Day has been it’s annual hit at Rocks Park this year. The children and staff have dressed up as their favourite book characters and enjoyed a day of fun activities around their favourite books. The theme this year is “Share a book” and the day was launched with an assembly where Head Teacher Mr Best shared his favourite book dressed a Red Crayon!

There has also been a competition running this week where children have been sending in photos of themselves reading in unusual places – barns with sheep, exercise bikes, on hoverboards etc. In a day where technology is threatening to take over the innocence of childhood, the opportunity to spend a day enjoying all the fun of a good book is such a vital part of the school calendar!
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World Book Day was originally created by UNESCO and first celebrated in April 1995. The UK isn’t the only country which celebrates World Book Day! It is celebrated all over the world on 23rd April but in the UK it always runs on the first Thursday in March.

There are 13 books for children and teens that are included in World Book Day 2019.
The range of £1 books created for 2019 have something for everyone, from pre-schoolers to school leavers.

The World Book Day 2019 titles are:
The Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella and Cadpig by Peter Bently, illustrated by Steven Lenton (Egmont),Ten Little Bookworms by Mike Brownlow, illustrated by Simon Rickerty (Orchard), LEGO® Minifigure Mayhem by Helen Murray, Beth Davies & Paula Regan (DK), Claude: Best In Show by Alex T. Smith (Hodder), Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale by Lauren Child (HarperCollins Children’s Books), Bad Mermaids Meet The Witches by Sibéal Pounder, with illustrators Jason Cockcroft and Laura Ellen Anderson (Bloomsbury), Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan (Puffin),
The Great Rocket Robbery by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton (Macmillan), Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend by Jeff Kinney (Puffin), Everdark by Abi Elphinstone (Simon & Schuster), Snap by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder) Nought Forever by Malorie Blackman (Penguin) and Sam Hannigan’s Rock Star Granny by Alan Nolan (The O’Brien Press)

World Book Day is a charity campaign founded by Unesco in 1995, with the UK event aiming to give every child and young person across the nation their own book.

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)