Celebrate Book Lovers Day - Toby Tiger

Celebrate Book Lovers Day

Did you know there is an international book lovers day? (9th August) It'll come as no surprise to avid readers, but books are lovely. They are the perfect companion on a cold winter night and can inspire us to take up reading as a hobby. There are plenty of ways to show your love for books, whether by reading them, collecting them, or perhaps even writing one yourself. If you like books, then you're going to love this post. We have listed down some of the best children's books about book lovers that will help you celebrate International Book Lovers Day with fun activities and engaging stories.

Book Lovers Day is the celebration of the joy found in books. It is an opportunity to celebrate reading and those who are book lovers. 


Our top reads this Book Lover's Day

Book Lover's Day


When I Am Big (Mara Dek)

A Walk in the Forest introduced the enormously talented Maria Dek, and When I Am Big is a beguiling follow-up to her first success. Charming illustrations and text encourage young children to explore what they can do as they grow up. For example, the adventurous child imagines, "I will tie my shoes all by myself, make 3 knots with big bows"; eating twenty pizzas in one sitting, or walking eight animals at a time while teaching them tricks. When I Am Big is also an unconventional counting book, as it goes all the way to twenty-five. The result is a book that nourishes a child's curiosity, confidence, and delight in the world's wonders.


Animal Families: Snow (Jane Ormes)

Exciting series of vibrant neon lift-the-flap board books introducing the concept of family. Find out the names of mummy and daddy animals in the snow – and then lift the big, sturdy flaps to find the babies, with a double flap and peekaboo holes on the final spread! A striking, satisfying introduction to animal families from printmaker Jane Ormes, with eye-catching artwork using bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers. Other titles in the series include Farm, Safari, Jungle and Forest.


Touchthinklearn- Shapes (Xavier Deneux)

Learn all about shapes with this lovely sensory book for toddlers. Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, see the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine dynamically to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Little fingers can navigate forms by touching and tracing each one, while the bold and vibrant illustrations capture the imagination.


If you need anymore inspiration then check out our collection of engaging children's books to suit every child's interest.


Activities to celebrate International Book Lovers Day with kids!

- Book Swap Game: This is a great game to get kids excited about reading. You will need a few books and some stickers, and you're good to go! 

- Book Scavenger Hunt: This is a fun way to get kids reading, especially if they are reluctant to pick up a book. All you need is a few books suitable for your child, and create a few questions about the books. Give kids a list of things to find, and they naturally want to turn it into a game and start checking things off.

- Read Aloud: Choose a book that you have always wanted to read but have never gotten a chance to, or even your favourite book! Then, take turns to enjoy the story and play the characters.

- Make Up A Story: Get a group of kids together and get them to make up their own story. Alternatively, you can do this with your child at home by getting them to make up a story about a toy or game they have. This activity is a fun way to get kids using their imagination and exploring their creative side. 

- Create A Word Cloud: Create a word cloud that features the words that best describe you. Alternatively, get your child to do the same and then they can add their own picture to the word cloud. Word clouds are a great creative and visual way to get your feelings and thoughts out there. 

- Create A Reading Treasure Chest: Get your child to collect items that remind them of their favourite books or authors. Alternatively, you can collect items that remind you of your favourite books or authors and then put them in a Treasure Chest. This is a great way to keep the love of reading alive and exciting.


There are many ways to celebrate International Book Lovers Day. You can get your friends together for a book exchange party or even go solo and spend the day reading a classic book or one that has inspired you. No matter how you celebrate, we hope you have a great time celebrating books and all the joy they bring!

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