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The 20th Annual World Book Day takes place on 2 March 2017.

#WorldBookDay20 is a whole day where children of all ages across the UK celebrate books and reading. 15 million £1 book tokens will be distributed and ten specially selected titles costing just £1 will be released.

The World Book Day Resource Packs are filled with inspiration, resources, games, videos, and tips to help you celebrate books and reading all year round. 

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In addition to these amazing resources from the lovely people at World Book Day, here are some ideas for you to make the most of World Book Day in your school and combine a fantastic occasion with great literacy outcomes. 

Big Book SaleHold a Big Book Sale


This is a great chance to share books you’ve enjoyed. Gather new and pre-loved books from staff and parents we will send you a fundraising pack with lots of ideas to make your sale a success. Register here

NetworkGet dressed up

Donate £1 to dress up as your favourite book character...and help to change lives at the same time. World Book Day have put together a selection of easy to follow costume guides - download them here

NetworkJoin our Network

We have a huge range of tools, resources and inspiration to help build great literacy outcomes around World Book Day. Current featured texts include The Land of Neverbelieve, Shackleton's Journey and This Morning I Met a WhaleFind out more

EventsMake a day of it


Author events, beatboxing sessions and walking tours (to name a few) will be taking place across the country to get children of all ages excited about reading. Find out about events near you and book your places now!

Bone Sparrow final PB cover high resRun a whole-text project


To mark the release of The Bone Sparrow in paperback, this resource has been created to support learning for 11-14 year olds. Includes lesson plans and activities for both assemblies and tutor time. Download the resource

EventsDevelop staff practice


We run 3-day and 1.5 day CPD courses on Reading for Enjoyment in Key Stages 2 and 3, helping literacy leaders and teachers engage with research and develop sustainable strategies to improve classroom provision. Find out more

Story CraftTell new stories


Storycraft is World Book Day’s web-based storytelling tool, which takes children on a unique step-by-step journey to writing and sharing stories in different genres. Includes help of more than 50 top author Storyguides. Start a story adventure

words for life logo 2Engage families


Our sister site offers a huge range of tips and resources to help families support and encourage reading at home for children aged 0-11. Visit Words for Life

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