Towel Day is celebrated every 25 May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referred to in Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, [...]
Did you know that the Wizard of Oz is a book written by L. F. Baum? Baum was born on 15th May 1856 so this would be a good date to try out the theme with a class. The film is part of cinema history and even though it’s over 70 years old, it still [...]
James Matthew Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was born on 9th May 1860. Peter Pan is a wonderful story that can be used as a great theme. Did you know that the name Wendy was used for the first time in the book? There have been a number of films based on the book [...]
[Article and Image from Wikipedia] Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone. He published 46 children’s books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His [...]
A cool infograph that could be used in a classroom to stimulate discussions around books and reading
The official page of Dr. Seuss and its madcap world.