1 March 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met children’s author Pamela Butchart to mark World Book Day, the world’s biggest celebration of reading.
Pamela Butchart is the author of The Baby Brother from Outer Space – one of the books on this year’s World Book Day titles list.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) March 1, 2018
This year’s theme is Share a Story, which aims to encourage people to “take 10” and recognise that reading with a child for only 10 minutes a day can have a positive impact on a child’s outcomes.
The First Minister said:
It is no secret that I love reading and World Book Day is a great excuse to take some time to sit down with a good book. This year’s theme to ‘share a story’ highlights the importance of reading to improve children’s literacy and attainment. Just ten minutes of reading with a child can make a huge difference to their outcomes and will also develop their love of reading.”