On the eve of World Book Day, April 20, the “Tasty Books” festival was held at the school library of the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana.

The aim of the festival was to popularize the “100 books” project, recommended for reading by students of the Intellectual Schools, to develop the reading culture and critical thinking of students.

As part of the festival, all participants chose one work from the “100 books” project, read and discussed it, and on the day of the festival, with the help of consultants – parents, they prepared book-cakes. Students from 8th grades and their parents competed for the title of “best book bakers”. Teams decorated the book covers with characters and important details, tried to convey the essence of the work and attract potential readers’ attention.

Then the participating teams briefly talked about the book, the author, and presented the plot of the works in small performances. The audience enjoyed the performance of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” a scene from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella “The Little Prince.” The performance based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” and George Orwell’s book “1984” also captured everyone’s attention.

The festival jury evaluated the work of the students and identified the sweetest books in the following categories: “The Best Children’s Book,” “The Best Art Book,” “The Book of All Time,” “The Bestseller Book,” “The Most Delicious Book,” “The Most Inspiring Classic.”