What is world book day?
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is the UK wide celebration of literature, whereby Schools, Parents, and just about everyone around the UK take part in a variety of activities to celebrate their love of Books. This year World Book Day returns on Thursday 1st March and promises to bigger and better than ever. With brand new £1 books from a whole host of celebrity Authors including Jamie Lee Curtis, Julianne Moore, Tom Fletcher and many more. also see the return of some childhood favourites including Mr Men and Paddington Bear. Giving a younger generation of children the chance to enjoy the same characters and stories we ourselves grew up with.
How to get my Child involved?
Your child will automatically get involved in all the fun via there school. Children (and Teachers!) are all encouraged to dress as their favourite book character, with fun and games designed to foster a love of literature taking place throughout the entire school day. Costumes can be as simple, silly or spectacular as you like, with prizes often handed out for the best outfit. Just make sure your child can last a full school day without feeling uncomfortable. For World Book Day costume ideas and inspiration, don’t forget to view our costume ideas for both Children and Adults.
Each year, beyond all the fantastic fun and games, all Children are given a £1 Book token which can then be redeemed in any major bookstore in exchange for any of the official World Book Day £1 Books. Last year saw over 15 Million book tokens handed out within schools – almost 1 per School aged child! – and this year promises to be no difference, with National Book Tokens hoping to surpass last year and introduce a whole new generation of Children into the beauty of books.