This morning, at Bradwell Junior School in the Hope Valley, I asked KS2 pupils to express why they love books so much! 

I love books because they can make a clear picture in my mind and charge my imagination.”

I love books because whatever you imagine is right and you can write your own.”

I love books because it makes me feel like I am in the author’s shoes.”

I love books because I like writing them and I also love them because when you get into them you don’t want to put it down.”

I love books because they inspire me to write stories.”

I love books because you can just lose yourself in them. They can be anywhere at anytime. They take your mind off troubles and worries. There are lots of them. They smell nice.”

I love books because they can transport you to different places without you going anywhere and because the impossible becomes possible.”