Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Hey, it's Banned Books Week! Hopefully, you are unlike our Pigeon friend and know what this means...
Sorry, Pigeon, but Banned Books Week is actually a time to celebrate our freedom to read! You can read more about it here and here.

Dav Pilkey, author of the hugely popular Captain Underpants series has created a fantastic video about Banned Books Week:


And if that wasn't enough, his recent post on the Huff Post Books Blog made me smile and cry a little. And this made me cheer:
As grown-ups, we need to respect our children's rights to choose what they want to read. Kids who have fun reading are making a connection in their brains that reading is valuable and rewarding. That very connection is what turns ordinary kids into lifelong readers.
Well said, Dav!

Happy reading - whatever it is your heart desires! -