Happy World Book Day!
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
The event takes place on the first Thursday of March every year and began 18 years ago. To mark the event many Pupils across the UK will also be donning fancy dress to promote reading and books in schools. Harry Potters, Where’s Wallys Gruffalos, Hungry Caterpillars and, of course, many Elsas, will be filling playgrounds today much to the panic of parents seen over Social Media this week.
More than 14 million tokens have been sent out across the UK, one for nearly every child under the age of 18.
Tokens can then be exchanged at a local bookseller to pick one of ten exclusive books for free. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshops.
There are lots of free resources on the World Book Day website for all ages of Young People: from charming video books for the younger ones; to a festival line-up of authors up for teenagers to interact with, WBDteenfest 2015.
Explore the World Book Day Website here