World Book Day is an international celebration of books and reading and is a perfect time to reflect on the importance of encouraging kids to read. Reading is a fundamental skill that lays the foundation for learning and personal growth; proven to reduce stress, keep our brains engaged and improve our memory. 

Not all children are avid readers straight off the bat. One great way to encourage kids to develop a love of reading is through educational and engaging books. This is where the George the Farmer book series comes in.

George's stories are fun and entertaining and teach children about important topics such as sustainability, hard work, and respect for the environment. We often receive feedback from parents, grandparents, teachers and carers that George the Farmer has FINALLY been a reading catalyst for the children in their lives.

One little girl from a small school in DunkeldVictoria, had only written six sentences for the year before being introduced to George the Farmer. She loved learning from our materials so much she wrote six pages of text afterwards — and it was all on planting a wheat crop! This feedback is quite common. Through George, children discover a love of reading — and a love of learning.

“My students thoroughly enjoyed these books and learnt lots of new vocabulary.” - Amber Biggs, QLD

“George the Farmer books are the best. They have captured my dyslexic son's interest and from that he has gained an interest in reading and farming.” - Alicia Heard, VIC

“My 4-year-old loves the books. He got particularly fascinated with bees after reading the beehive breakout story. I love that he’s learning new things as we read them.” - Miriam Hayden, NSW

Reading George the Farmer books can help kids understand the importance of agriculture and its role in our daily lives. George’s adventures on the farm are very relatable to country kids – while offering a peek into a new and exciting world for kids living in the city. Learning about all aspects of food and farming – from crops to honey, dairy and agronomy – enables kids to gain a deeper appreciation for the food we eat and the work that goes into producing it. 

George the Farmer books are also a great way to develop critical thinking skills and foster a love of learning. By exploring complex topics in a fun and engaging way, these books encourage children to ask questions, think creatively, and seek out new information.

So, on this World Book Day, let's celebrate the joy of reading and the power of books to inspire, educate, and entertain.

If you have any children in your life that struggle with the concept of reading, writing or learning in general, we encourage you to introduce them to our mate, George the Farmer. He may be the catalyst that you've been looking for.