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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World Book Day 2025

Put 6 March 2025 in your diary for World Book Day 2025! Sign up to our newsletter to hear more about the campaign launching this September.

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Elmer Day

It’s Elmer Day on 25 May, and this year is an extra special celebration for Elmer’s 35th birthday! Enjoy the Elmer video story and creative activities on our Share a Story Corner, make your own Elmer ears, or watch our David McKee assembly videos. Find an event near you and free resources on the Elmer Day site.

Shop to support

Our brilliant partners are donating a percentage of their sales to support our charity. From sweatshirts and dresses to jewellery and bookmarks, show off your love of reading and help change lives!

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World of Stories – free audiobooks

A brand-new collection of fantastic, free audiobooks has landed! We have a large range suitable for all ages, providing a great way to enjoy books with family or friends, or by listening on your own.

You can find more audiobooks with our official audio partner, Yoto, via the Yoto App.

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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 story, Elmer.

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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. Download our 2024 fundraising pack which is full of ideas to get you started.

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News | 16 May 2024

The annual Design a National Book Token competition returned this World Book Day, inviting children of all ages to get […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY® ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEES New appointments boost industry expertise for the reading charity. World Book Day has announced […]

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World Book Night 2024

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