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153 Authors Wish You a Happy 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.


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. 


The charity offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own by having £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.


Thursday 4th March is World Book Day

We wont all be together in school to celebrate this year, but we will still be celebrating the day and you will have some fun activities in your home learning.

You will still recieve a £1 World Book Day token which you can use to get one of the special World Book Day books for this year.  You will find them in lots of supermarkets and bookshops and you show your £1 token and take one of them home.  You can also use the £1 token to get £1 off any other book if there was another book you had your eye on.

Here are the £1 WBD books for his year.


For World Book Day 2021, we are SO EXCITED to announce the first-ever official World Book Day song! Get on your feet for the nation’s favourite rapping English teacher MC Grammar, who has created a brilliant book-themed tune to help us celebrate World Book Day! Hooray!


The World Book Day Song follows MC Grammar as he embarks on a journey to find a new book, courtesy of his World Book Day £1 book voucher. On his way he stumbles across a fantastic array of classic and new children’s books – can you spot them all?! 

There will be some extra special FREE digital events on the World Book Day website this year.  One of these is the 'Share a Story Live' event - and what an amazing line-up it is too.

There are three 30 minute videos from a star-studded cast of authors and illustrators.  You can watch them LIVE following the link below, or after on the World Book Day YouTube channel – and they’ll remain on YouTube for you to watch back time and time again!



Scholastic and Travelling Books Events

Scholastic and Travelling Books also have a week of online events planned.  You can follow the link to sign up to any sessions you are interested in.

Here you will find lots of videos of stories - some well known and some not!  There are lots of activities to go alongside the stories too that you could have a go at.

Here you will find lots of videos of the brilliant £1 book authors and illustrators, with lots of exciting challenges and activities to make reading even more fun and interactive. Why not go on a wild adventure with Katherine Rundell, or hear Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers share ideas on what can be on your World Book Day to-do list? Get all sorts of ideas about interactive storytelling from Tom Fletcher, and learn more about writing non-fiction with Jess French.

The Author & Illustrator Academy beams authors & illustrators right into your home or classroom so you can meet the creative minds behind your favourite books. 

If you are not sure what book to read next or what book you might like and enjoy, then click on the link below where you will be able to find a book that will interest you and you will enjoy reading.

Try out these World Book Day quizzes - maybe you could quiz your family too!