World Book Day 2017

kid reading

Hello and welcome to March.  How’s the creative writing going?  With spring just around the corner, and with the longer evenings…get writing!!

So it was World Book Day on the 2 March.  And for those of you who are not familiar with this literary event, here goes.  Put simply, World Book Day is an attempt to encourage children to read more through offering them incentives like discounts on books.  It is run by a charity but funded by booksellers and other participating literary personnel.  World Book Day is annual and usually takes place in March or April.

So what does this important event mean for the budding children’s writer? Everything! If you have been following my blog you should be able to guess what I am going to say next! Just imagine if it is one of your creations that children were reading by the bucket load. Wouldn’t that be fantastic!

You know what was one one of the greatest achievements that J K Rowling made with the Harry Potter series? She got children interested in reading again.  And if you read more there is a good chance you may want to write more.  All interesting ways to increase literary especially in school children.

While we are on the subject of famous children’s writers, I think the beauty of J K Rowling’s books is that they are enjoyed by adults as well as children.

Along with J K Rowling here are just a few more children’s writers who are popular and you could check out: Jacqueline Wilson, known for Tracy Beaker book and others.

Children’s Writers

Malorie Blackman, known for her Noughts and Crosses series, science fiction and other genres aimed at children and young people. In addition, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman have also been awarded Children’s Laureate, which as you may know recognises their outstanding achievement as writers.

Let’s not forget Michael Morpurgo the writer of War Horse, later turned into a movie by Steven Spielberg (2011).  Michael Morpurgo another Children’s Laureate, has a huge body of work. So take your pick and enjoy.

There, so as you can see there are many great children’s writers from which you can draw inspiration. Nothing at all to stop you from writing your own children’s book, if only to see a bunch of kids around the world reading and enjoying your work!

Give it a go. Good Luck.

Until next time, happy writing, S

Published by Sharon's Writers Tidbits

Sharon is a writer who lives in north London and has a long-held passion for the art and craft of creative writing. Sharon's main interests are novels, short stories and poetry. She also enjoys writing non-fiction. She is an avid reader and has a threatening TBR pile of books!

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