Children dressed up for World Book Day across Newham and Tower Hamlets

Anwara Sabera, left, and Mohana Ahmed, left, learn about bilingualism issues through the book "Inter

Anwara Sabera, left, and Mohana Ahmed, left, learn about bilingualism issues through the book "Interconnecting Worlds"at the Idea Store at Crisp Street. - Credit: Archant

A series of events to encourage the love of reading took place last Thursday across schools, libraries and other venues in Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Anwara Sabera, left, and Mohana Ahmed, left, learn about bilingualism issues through the book "Inter

Anwara Sabera, left, and Mohana Ahmed, left, learn about bilingualism issues through the book "Interconnecting Worlds"at the Idea Store at Crisp Street. - Credit: Archant

At Stratford Picture House children crammed into the Salway Road cinema to watch The Biggest Book Show On Earth, streamed live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank, where authors were reading their work.

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses.

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses. - Credit: Archant

At the Idea Store in Chrisp Street in Poplar author Jaylen Grace dropped in to entertain youngsters with readings from her book Omzak The Space Cat Warrior.

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses.

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses. - Credit: Archant

At Keir Hardie Primary School in Canning Town children and staff alike

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses.

Keir Hardie schoolchildren celebrate World Book Day on fancy dresses. - Credit: Archant

dressed up as their favourite book characters. In the different classes children shared their favourite stories, discovered ‘new’ authors, wrote book reviews and wrote stories themselves. An assembly was also held with prizes for the best dressed characters.

Debden Park High schoolchildren celebrate World Bood Day at the Stratford Picturehouse.

Debden Park High schoolchildren celebrate World Bood Day at the Stratford Picturehouse. - Credit: Archant

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