Today is World Book Day and I have a snow day so I can't go into school in fancy dress as I had originally planned so I decided that I would write a blog post about it instead. For those of you who don't know World Book Day is celebrated once a year with an aim of encouraging young people to read more. Each year schools receive £1 book tokens for every child that they can use to either by a £1 book or put towards a young persons fiction book at £2.50, these are full novels. Go over to the World Book Day website for the full list of books but some of the titles include Mr Men, Paddington and a Nadiya baking book.
I am a great fan of reading and I always loved World Book Day as a child and going to spend my book day token. I also think that reading is a great way of taking some time for yourself and escaping into another world so I thought I would share some of my favourite books at the moment.
My all time favourite and a great series of books for Children and Adults are the Harry Potter books. They are brilliant to escape into and are wonderfully written getting you invested in each and every one of the characters, the films are good but not nearly as wonderful as the books. J.K Rowling herself is a strong advocate for reading, she said herself "I do believe some thing very magical can happen when you read a good book". The other nice thing about the books is how they tackle some of the issue that some young people may be face, they also have some lovely moral messages throughout.
The second selection of books which I always loved as a child were the Roald Dahl books. They were all so different but yet each one was a fabulous adventure. Some of the ones I liked best were The Twits, Matilda, Boy and Danny the Champion of the World.
As an adult I am now a member of a book club and still try to read as often as I can which can be quite difficult alongside teaching full time and tutoring. Here are 10 books that I have read recently and really enjoyed with a brief outline of each so you may find something new to read.
I am a Maths teacher working in the UK. My blog started in February 2018 and I am using it to share ideas to help you in the classroom and to improve your work life balance. I also have some free course and resource along with my new tutoring agency.