Happy World Book Day! If you need an excuse to read then let World Book Day give you one, today across the nation and world people will be celebrating the day by heading to their local library, bookstore or tapping into their personal libraries to celebrate in a quiet nook and read.
Reading is important for many reasons, but in children especially. Studies show that only ten minutes a day reading to a child or having them read makes a huge difference in their vocabulary as well as imagination. I can speak from experience and say that reading has opened up new doors for my six year old son and I hope when it comes time that my daughter also picks up our love for reading.
There are so many books out there to celebrate today, but I’m going to share two picks for today.
Genre: YA-Fantasy, Dystopian
Synopsis: When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.
The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers’ group to destroy them.
Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria’s mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers’ group. When she realizes Dov isn’t as evil as her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.
If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her…if the Society doesn’t get her first.
Genre: Childrens, Picture Book
Synopsis: Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh!
Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother’s suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution.
The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.