This year's World Book Day on 4th March is going to look a bit different than previous years for obvious reasons, however there are lots of exciting things happening online and the vouchers and event-exclusive £1 books will still be available. See below for more information or visit the official World Book Day website for additional details and info for teachers, libraries and other educational professions. Due to the online nature of the events, you can enjoy all of these activities either on the day or any time afterwards.
The World Book Day £1 books can be found in major supermarkets as well as bookshop chains and hundreds of independent booksellers - see the full list here. For obvious reasons, local bookshops will have different measures in place to make these books available.
World Book Day will be working with schools and nurseries to distribute the £1 book tokens for those pupils in a school/nursery setting and will be available for the official reopening of schools from 8th March. The token will also be on McDonald's Happy Meal boxes throughout February and March as well as in some children's magazines. Some libraries that are still operational may also be able to distribute the tokens, contact your local library for details.
The tokens are useable from Thursday 18th February and participating bookshops will honour the tokens beyond the 28th whilst stocks last for the £1 books. Each retailer will decide whether they are able to off £1 off other children's titles beyond that date at their discretion.
How can I take part online?
Check out these fun resources for all ages with the primary resources including hundreds of activity packs for Star Wars, Black Panther, Roald Dahl as well as tips on how to make your own book.
Their Author and Illustrator Academy for 2021 has lo videos with famous authors and illustrators as well as exciting challenges and downloadable activities to make reading more interactive. You can also access the activities from 2020.
The World Book Day YouTube channel is full of creative, inspiring and interactive films for you to view as a family/screen in class at any time including brand new videos from Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks amongst others for 2021.
If you still want to get involved with dressing up this World Book Day, here are some ideas
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