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27
February
2018

World Book Day

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it`s a celebration of reading. Over 100 countries get involved each year and this is the 21st year there has been a World Book Day. On 1st March 2018, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading.

There are some great online stories that your child can listen to at home http://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/

Oxford Owls is a fabulous website which parents can sign up to for free, there are lots of ebooks, as well as games and top tips for parents and students www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Here are some of our students and staff talking about their favourite books.

 

 

Jane Waterman - Academic Administrator

Snow flower and the secret fan - by Lisa See

The book is about two girls living in nineteenth Century China.  The main character Lily is matched with a Laotong  ( this is a type of relationship within Chinese culture, that bonded two girls together for eternity as kindred sisters). They communicate by painting on a silk fan in a secret language (nu shu), a language that men did not understand.
 
The friendship is very special and is tested during the course of the book.  It is a beautifully written book set in China. The women endure many hardships and the characters have to be strong.

 

World Book Day

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