For Families

Activities and advice for sharing stories together as a family not just on World Book Day, but every day of the year.

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For Educators

Ideas to celebrate World Book Day plus resources for supporting reading for pleasure all year round.

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Introducing our 2024 illustrator

We’re delighted to welcome Vivian Truong as our official World Book Day illustrator. Find out how Vivian created our brand new characters to illustrate how reading can become your superpower!


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Our impact and strategy

We promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Our Impact 2023 reveals the effect World Book Day can have on the lives of children across the UK. Our Strategy 2023 – 2027 sets out how we intend to encourage even more children, from all backgrounds, to develop a life-long habit of reading for pleasure, and benefit from the improved life chances this brings them.

Share a Story Corner

Our video stories have familiar characters, easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together with your little ones. Snuggle up and enjoy our latest stories from Brown Bear Wood.

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Support us

By making a donation or raising funds for World Book Day, you can help us change lives through a love of books and reading.

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Latest News

World Book Day reveals 2024 £1/€1.50 books to encourage the joy of reading

News | 5 September 2023

Ahead of the celebration on 7th March 2024, World Book Day can reveal the 15 new £1/€1.50 books as part […]

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World Book Day 2024 announcements

Uncategorized | 30 August 2023

World Book Day will be held on 7 March 2024. For news and updates, please sign up for our newsletter […]

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Spark your child’s imagination at The Week Junior Book Festival

Uncategorized | 21 August 2023

This October half-term the The Week Junior Book Festival comes to The Royal Institution of London on 24th October.  This […]

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