During the month of September, school libraries around the world are celebrating #WorldKidLit. This is an annual celebration of world literature for children where they travel the world through books! It is a time to explore and share children’s books, authors and illustrators from other countries – as well as books that have been translated into English from other languages. All of the primary school children at BISP are being encouraged to choose at least one library book each week that is set in a different country. During this past week the Primary library celebrated Roald Dahl Day on the 13th of September and Dot Day on the 15th.
Roald Dahl was one of the best children’s authors of all time and to commemorate him and his achievements, Roald Dahl Day happens every year to celebrate the magic that he brought and continues to bring to children everywhere. During his lifetime, he wrote 20 children’s books and published 48 books altogether.
International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe. (https://www.internationaldotday.org/)