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10 Ways to Celebrate World Book Day 2021!

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World Book Day 2021 might be a little different to previous years but we are more determined than ever to help you celebrate a love of books and shared reading, with ideas and resources that can be enjoyed both at home and at school.

Find out more about World Book Day here, or head to our FAQs to see how things are working during lockdown.

Here are some of the ways you can join in with World Book Day celebrations this year…

1. CHOOSE YOUR £1 BOOK

Take a look at our line-up of £1 books for 2021, featuring some of your favourite authors and illustrators. The handy ‘Look Inside’ feature gives a preview of each book before you make your choice.

2. SHOW YOUR SHARES

We want to see you sharing stories together and we’re awarding prizes for the best story shares with a different theme each week. Find out how to enter here from 17th February.

3. READING RESOURCES

Our website is stuffed full of reading recommendations and free resources that you can enjoy as a family on World Book Day and all year round.

4. FREE AUDIOBOOKS

A brand new selection of free audiobooks for all ages will be available from 18th February.

5. SHARE A STORY

Our Share A Story Corner videos are perfect for watching with little ones. Or head to our YouTube channel for videos of World Book Day ambassadors reading from their own (or their favourite) children’s book.

6. BE A READING STAR

Fill in your own book-y star chart every time you share a story with our Reading Stars game

 
7. GET FUNDRAISING

Buy a T’shirt, earn a badge, or organise an event with your family, at school, or even at work. Find out more on our Fundraising page. 

8. WORK PERK

Calling all companies and book-loving boards of directors! Why not let your staff finish work early on Thursday 4th March so they can share stories with any children in their lives? You can even tweet about it for extra kudos @WorldBookDayUK

9. JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB

Our brand new World Book Day Book Club is launching in April! Get the low-down here and find out what our first Book Club title will be!

10. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

Find out all the latest news in the run up to World Book Day and beyond by following us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (all our links are at the top of this page). Get involved by tagging us in your posts – you can use #WorldBookDay across all platforms!

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World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.