There are some great resources and ideas all over the internet. Schools up and down the country are joining in the fun.
These photo elements are taken from a FREE PDF available here – https://literacytrust.org.uk/about-us/world-book-day-national-literacy-trust/
There are also book lists, information on the Young Readers Programme and an online event you can sign up for (it’s during the school day) and lots more.
- Promote reading to pupils in a fun and interactive way
- Engage your pupils in reading activities
- Showcase reading role models – giving pupils ‘permission’ to read
- Give your class the chance to submit questions to the presenters and ask for shout-outs
- Give you the chance to win great prizes for you and your class
You can find ideas on what to do at home with younger children here – https://wordsforlife.org.uk/ the site includes ideas for promoting reading & language development with fun activities for children up to the age of 12.
The annual £1.00 books can be found here – https://www.worldbookday.com/books/
Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools and nurseries all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1/€1.50 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day.
We also have exclusive titles for Wales and Ireland.
World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 17 February – Sunday 27 March 2022.
© World Book Day 2022
Many schools promote World Book Day with a whole day of activities, often including dressing up as a book character. This can be a challenge for families for all sorts of reasons. The sites below offer some easy solutions.
mumsnet – this article includes 75 easy costume ideas!
Closer – DIY costume ideas (£), but also lots of video ideas and characters you can adapt (at no cost) plus some celebrity children dressed for World Book Day.
MadeforMums Last Minute costumes – 102 easy ideas!