World Book Day 2021
ALL ABOUT WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development).
Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.
We offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Here are the £1 books that children and young people will be able to choose for FREE with their £1 book tokens.
World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 4th March 2021.
Use these resources to share stories at home or in schools, nurseries, bookshops and libraries:
- fun resources including activity sheets, lesson plans and discussion guides for Nursery, Primary & Secondary
- Author & Illustrator Academy video lessons
- FREE audiobooks
- videos on our YouTube channel including stories for under 5s and masterclasses from some of your favourite authors and illustrators,
- the top 100 Stories To Share – voted for by the nation.