There is something truly wonderful about seeing a child curled up with a good book, engrossed in a story or engaged with facts. In honor of World Book Day, KiddyCharts.com has handpicked 8 of the best bookish World Records!
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1. The World Book Day Bumper Book Quiz. This year 6,388 children and adults at 62 worldwide locations took the World Record crown for most participants taking part in a book quiz. The event was split into three age groups and to add to the sense of occasion there were video appearances from literary heroes such as Francesca Simon and Charlie Higson.
Missed the quiz – have a go!
2. Nursery Rhyme Dress Up. Altmore-Lathom School’s Federation in London set the new World Record in 2015 when over 900 pupils dressed up as a Nursery Rhyme character to celebrate World Book Day.
3. The Most Harry Potters. Pass the Butterbeer… back to 2015 again, for this magical World Record. 521 students at Tanbridge House School in Horsham donned the swooshy black robes of Hogwarts, complete with forehead scars, glasses and wands to become World Record Holders in honour of World Book Day.
4. Spot the Dalmatians! 2014 and it’s another dress up record which propelled 264 Dalmatian dressed pupils from Thistley Hough Academy in Penkhull, into the Guinness Book of Records all in the name of World Book Day. Luckily no Cruella De Ville’s were seen slinking around at the time…!
5. The World’s Largest Reading Lesson. In 2012 nearly 3000 students across London read their way into The Guinness Book of Records, in coordinated lessons 27 schools took part in the 30 minute class on Michael Morpurgo’s Born to Run.
6. Youngest Person to Write a Published book. It is never too early to get your LO writing as Dorothy Straight proved in 1962, when aged 4, her book How The Word Began was published.
7. Fastest Selling Book of Fiction in 24 Hours. It is almost impossible nowadays to think of a time when the name Harry Potter was not synonymous with children’s literature. It is no surprise that the winner of this accolade goes to JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which sold 8.3 million copies in the US in the first 24 hours of its release.
8. Most Books Toppled in Dominoes Fashion. Genius idea, and possibly the coolest way ever to finish a sales conference! And this is exactly what the staff at United Biscuits UK did in 2015, when they successfully toppled 5,318 books.
We have found a fantastic infographic on this from Tickled Pink Fancy Dress as well, so do pop over to their website to check it out as well.
Please check out some more of our book related articles for you and your child:
- Get the little ones reading with this great article How to encourage reading and writing in four and five year olds,
- Nurture happy readers Kids reading: How to encourage them, and
- Keep your LO engaged in reading all year round with these fab reading related quotes Free Printable reading quotes for posters and beyond for World Book Day.
Why not check out these other useful reading related articles from the internet:
- Helpful advice from The Measured Mom 5 things kids need… before they are ready to sound out words,
- 10 great tips from I Can Teach My Child 10 Steps to teaching your child to read, and
- Ever used an object box to aid reading? Find out more from the Carrots are Orange blog’s easy early reading activity.
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