World Book Day - Sunday April 23, is all about celebrating reading and books.
Reading paves the way for intellectual and emotional growth throughout our lives. Studies show that there are many benefits to reading — from helping us overcome stress to keeping our brains sharp.
Books nurture our imaginations and our empathy, take us places we've never been, and introduce us to ideas and people we might never have otherwise encountered. Literacy skills can help empower people, positively impact communities and enrich lives.
Happy World Book Day!
To celebrate World Book Day, our parent company, Amazon, is giving back to support literacy and you can too. The below charities work to provide books and reading resources at home and around the world.
Visit Amazon.co.uk to donate
National Literacy Trust - working to improve the readig, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities.
Room to Read - a focus on improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.
Worldreader - their mission is to create a world where everyone is a reader.
Brace yourself - the fairy tales we know and love did not begin with singing mice, but blood.
Every day, we appreciate the factual and fictional faces who better the world for women, through books.