Book Lovers Day encourages you to take a step back and curl up with a book for a few hours, or even the whole day! Get in the spirit with a brand-new read or by re-reading an old favourite.

Did you know that reading for just 15 minutes a day can improve comprehension skills, expand your vocabulary and increase empathy and social awareness?

Don’t stop celebrating reading after Book Lovers Day. Take the challenge to read for 15 minutes every single day for a month. You can read by yourself, or read out loud with your family, friends or students.

More fun reading facts:

  • Reading is like exercise for the brain – it improves your memory and brain function.
  • The word ‘bookworm’ comes from tiny little insects who feed on books.
  • One in five adults around the world can’t read.
  • ‘Bibliosmia’ is a word that means enjoying the smell of old books.
  • The world record for most people balancing books on their heads is 998! It was set in Sydney, Australia in 2012.

If you’re a teacher, celebrate Book Lovers Day by reading a Big Book from the ABC Reading Eggs Teacher Toolkit with your class!

Trial Reading Eggs with your class