In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, will be a little different. But there is still a wealth of fantastic opportunities and activities that have been adapted to make sure that World Book Day continues to be a powerful and positive experience all about books and reading, even in lockdown. So tap in to your imaginations and let's dive on in the magical world of stories.
As a charity, World Book Day is here to change lives through a love of books and shared reading, and bring books to the children who need them most. 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.
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. Reading and sharing stories is the perfect lockdown activity for everyone to enjoy!
Wondering what book to pick up next? Keen to try a new author? Looking for a book to inspire a reluctant reader? Follow the link below to check out some fantastic reading recommendations.
Whether you love books about animals, poetry, tales of adventure or books that make you laugh out loud, enjoy having a browse and choosing your next read.
The Author & Illustrator Academy beams authors & illustrators right into your living room so children can meet the creative minds behind their favourite books. Choose which Academy lesson to pick and then press play and let the brilliant authors and illustrators lead them.
Each inspirational ‘lesson’ is a complete package with downloadable activities, creative challenges, resources and extracts to go with each video.