World Book Day

Mid Derbyshire Member of Parliament, Pauline Latham OBE is supporting World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day.

Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of stories, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. This year the campaign is urging parents and carers to take at least ten minutes to ‘share a story’ with their children, to revive reading as a national pastime.  

Every child in Mid Derbyshire will be given a £1 book token for World Book Day, taking place on the 7th March 2019, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book (or £1 off any full price book that takes their fancy).

Pauline Latham OBE MP said: “I hope parents, grandparents and carers in Mid Derbyshire will take time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day, and every day after. Sharing stories together, at home or school, in the library or in the park, on a bus or train – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future. I have always taken great pleasure in reading to my children and now grandchildren. I passionately believe that reading is a fundamentally important pastime.”