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World Book Day 2022 Announcements

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In 2022, we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary of World Book Day! It will be filled with lots of exciting, celebratory ways to promote reading for pleasure on World Book Day, and all-year round.

For more information about World Book Day 2022, please visit our FAQs.

We’re delighted to be sharing with you the new line-up of £1/€1.50 books for 2022. With books for beginning, early, fluent and independent readers, there is something for everyone. Alongside the 12 new titles, we also have one exclusive World Book Day Ireland €1.50 book and a new World Book Day Welsh title, to be announced soon!

The new books will be available from February 2022.

We’re also thrilled that Allen Fatimaharan is our new official World Book Day illustrator! You can find Allen’s brilliant illustrations across our website and social media channels. To find out more about Allen, read his Q&A, here.

At The Bookseller Children’s Conference 2022, our CEO Cassie Chadderton announced all our plans for the World Book Day 2022 campaign. One of these is a very exciting, special edition of BookTrust and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell’s #PassthePen initiative to help promote visibility, champion new voices and generate book sales for writers and illustrators of colour. The presentation took place as a live digital event and it was brilliant that so many people tuned in to watch.

Registration for schools and nurseries for World Book Day 2022 is now open! Register here, or to check the status of your registration, please email [email protected].

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World Book Day® is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens.