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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Dressing up

Dressing up for World Book Day can be fun, but there are lots of ways to celebrate children’s reading choices! Get inspired with our tips, ideas, alternatives, and our low-cost costume resources developed with Oxford Children’s.

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Design a National Book Token competition

National Book Tokens are inviting children of all ages to get creative and design their own gift cards along the theme of ‘Read Your Way’. Winners and their schools will bag hundreds of pounds worth of National Book Tokens and a visit to choose books from their local bookshop.

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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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Latest News

Read Your Way this World Book Day 2024

News | 16 January 2024

Read Your Way this World Book Day 2024 Exciting events, activities and partnerships will encourage more children to enjoy reading, […]

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World Book Day and the Books Council of Wales launch their Welsh title / Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru a Diwrnod y Llyfr yn lansio eu teitl Cymraeg

News | 8 January 2024

World Book Day reveals 2024 £1/€1.50 books to encourage the joy of reading Fifteen new £1/€1.50 books are announced for […]

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News | 8 December 2023

We’re so excited to be working with Nielsen BookData again this year to give you an exclusive sneak peek of […]

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