Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Celebrate World Book Day

Alexa, good morning!
Good morning, it is World Book Day! It is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to promote  reading, publishing, and copyright."
Sierra, did you hear that? Alexa said it is World Book Day. Would you like to read a book?

"Yeah," my 22-month-old grandbaby said as she immediately took out four of her books and sat down on the floor to read them to her babies. I watched with wonder.

Stephen King says, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." They can transport a reader to a new place, engage them in a fantasy, or provide information. At a young age, my grandbaby has learned that books are friends she can take anywhere with her. 

As a reading specialist for years, I know that books are a source of entertainment and enjoyment for most children. For those who have not experienced the joy and magic of reading, we need to share our passion for reading and help each child discover the power of books.

On World Book Day, in particular, let's remember to enrich children's lives at an early age with daily reading. so they can grow to be lifelong readers. 

I am joining Two Writing Teachers tonight for Slice of Life Tuesday.



  1. Oh, I love the pics and I love that Sierra is already a lover of books. Always grateful for the magic and comfort of books. Thanks for this post on World Book Day (which I somehow missed).

    1. Thanks for the comments, Ramona. I had fun using MobileMonet to give the photos an artistic quality. Sierra liked the photos and commented that she had books in them.

  2. What a beautiful child, beautiful day....and reading! It's a perfection trifecta.

    1. Thank you, Linda. We had a wonderful Easter holiday in Reston. We even traveled by your area. (stopped at the Virginia Welcome Center in Manassas)

  3. O my happiness!

    Appreciations for your sharing these adorable moments of book reading by a born book leader. O the places she'll go....

    And I always love to hear about United Nations programs/efforts/improvements to the World, especially for women & children. I try to order from their catalog or online store, when I can.

    1. Jan, thanks for sharing my joy. I am so happy that Sierra is growing up loving books and likes to “read”.