Pupils from Stratton Primary School will celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March with a bundle of brand new books for their school library, donated by local supermarket Morrisons.
The books will be gifted to Stratton Primary School thanks to a partnership between the Morrisons Foundation and the National Literacy Trust. It aims to help children from local communities to fall in love with books and reading this World Book Day.
The books will be given to the school by Nichola Wickenden, Community Champion at the local Morrisons in Bude, who said: we’re delighted to be donating these new books to a local school. There’s a great selection and I hope that every pupil will be able to find a story they will enjoy.”
The donation is part of a national project funded by the Morrisons Foundation. It will see every Morrisons store across the country donating a bundle of books to a local primary school – meaning more than 7,300 brand new books into hundreds of schools.
Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Morrisons to bring the gift of reading by donating brand new books to primary schools throughout the UK.”
The Morrisons Foundation awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.
Each book bundle contains 15 books for children aged 5-11. All titles published by Penguin Random House:
1. Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips by Kes Gray
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1) by Jeff Kinney
3. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
4. Eric Carle’s Book of Many Things written and illustrated by Eric Carle
5. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
6. Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls, with an introduction from Jacqueline Wilson
7. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
8. Mummy Fairy and Me by Sophie Kinsella, illustrated by Marta Kissi
9. Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens
10. Peppa Pig: Peppa the Mermaid
11. The Creakers by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Shane Devries
12. The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop by Clare Balding, illustrated by Tony Ross
13. The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
14. We’re All Wonders by R J Palacio
15. You Choose by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt