World Book Day 2017

March 2nd is World Book day and is celebrated across 100 countries around the world. I know that Australia doesn’t celebrate it as much as countries like the UK and US but anything celebrating reading and books is something I want to be part of!

All this week I have been sharing on my Instagram account, some of our favourite books and as such I wanted to share these with you too!

I love when kids books embrace a person for who they are, whether they are a bit different from the norm or perhaps when they are trying to discover who they really are.
“I am an Artist” by Marta Altes, “Wild” by Emily Hughes, “An awesome book” by Dallas Clayton and “(Not so) blank Henry” by Juan Carlos Donado do exactly that and more.

They celebrate the individual and make them feel loved and appreciated for who they are.

Perfect books for kids growing up and learning that we are ALL unique in our own way.

Wooden star – Mitahli designs and Wooden peg dolls from Goose Grease.

These are some of our favourite books that the boys have received as birthday gifts over the years.

Emily and the Dragon by Lyn Lee & David Cornish, When I was a boy… I dreamed by Justin Mattot and Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

The first is a brilliant tome for girls in particular but really about showing that if you set your heart on something you can achieve it despite what others may say.

The second is a book about igniting the imagination within and following your dreams, whatever the age.

The last is an award winning book that is a particularly funny, light hearted look at taco eating dragons and what happens when you feed them spicy salsa!

#funnystory As a child on a Saturday morning my Dad would tell me stories he made up about a friendly dragon who loved to eat chocolate cake and his best friend Elizabeth. As a result I have always loved dragons and now so do my boys.

Toys : Playmobil Dragon and the dragon/dino tail from @schooza.

Finally for myself as a child, books were about getting lost in a great adventure and losing hours and sometimes days, devouring an awesome book.

“A Child of Books” by Oliver Jeffers, “Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar” by Emily McKenzie and “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers celebrate the joys, the fun, the passion and the addictive nature of a good book.

These stories are for emerging book lovers the world over and help kids to understand just why books are so cherished.

Toys: wooden moon & cloud @mitahli_designs and doll from @these.little.treasures.

Happy World Book day!

Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

I would love to hear your thoughts