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“The Biggest Show On Earth” – plans for World Book Day 2013 revealed

16 Jan 2013

WBD 2013 logo v2This year World Book Day falls on Thursday 7 March, and plans for this national event have now been revealed. As in previous years, an excellent range of £1 books will be available for children aged 2-11 including books by top authors including Francesca Simon, Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz and Shirley Hughes. Other activities and resources include:

  • The Biggest Show On Earth – a free online festival starring nine authors and illustrators including Lauren Child, Shirley Hughes and Tony Robinson, streamed live to you in your classroom. Register now  
  • Storycraft videos - top tips on writing and illustrating stories by 10 children's authors including Charlie Higson, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman and Michelle Paver. View  
  • A brand new app - from 28 February, teens will be able to download a brand new app (available for iOS and Android), powered by Movellas, containing brand new stories by nine top Young Adult authors including Patrick Ness, Chris Ryan, Alex Scarrow and Josephine Angelini. They will also have the chance to have their own stories published on the app and a brand new area for teens on the World Book Day website will be launching soon. Find out more
  • A showcase in the new World Book Day Community area where you can upload your great ideas for using books in the classroom and share them with other teachers all over the country. Find out more

Lots of additional ideas, lesson plans, games, downloads and more can be found at

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