International Children’s Book Day – 2nd April
What was your favourite book as a child…?
…Mine was The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
Every year on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2nd April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.
Reading is key to success in school and later in life. According to the National Literacy Trust, “One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life…”
Visit The National Literacy Trust for information and download free materials and resources to support teachers in schools to develop reading.
The library has a range of books and journal articles on techniques and resources to encourage reading across primary and secondary schools.
Reading under control : teaching reading in the primary school by Alison Kelly. Available at St. Peter’s library, shelfmark 372.41 G70
Promoting reading for pleasure in the primary school by M.J. Lockwood. Available at St. Peter’s library, shelfmark 372.4 L51, and available to read online by logging in with your University user id and password.
Exploring children’s literature : teaching the language and reading of fiction by Nikki Gamble. Available at St. Peter’s library, shelfmark 028.5 G04 and 372.64 G04, and available to read online by logging in with your University user id and password.
Search Discover to find articles from databases such as the Professional Development Collection and ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Database
See the Department for Education for publications. Below are two that are relevant to reading for pleasure and literacy in education, but seach their website for others.
Research evidence on reading for pleasure.
Reading : supporting higher standards in schools.
(Quote from https://www.literacytrust.org.uk/about)