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We will be celebrating World Book Day on 7 March 2024. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, then please email hi@worldbookday.com

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Can I submit my book to be published as a £1/€1.50 book?

We work in collaboration with publishers, who support World Book Day by making a financial contribution to our work as a charity. These publishers are eligible to pitch content for World Book Day’s opportunities to encourage reading for pleasure. These include the £1/€1.50 books, and our Share a Story Corner video books.

If you are interested, please discuss with your publisher. For more information please click here.

Can my school still get tokens even if we have missed the registration deadline, or can we receive more tokens?

After the registration deadline please email wbd@education.co.uk with your school name for any further registration queries.

How can my school get material?

Primary Schools – You will be automatically mailed as in previous year; there is no need to register. If you have previously requested opted out of mailing you will not receive any WBD material. To check or update this wbd@education.co.uk

If you would like to check that your school’s details are correct please contact the World Book Day Helpline: wbd@education.co.uk

Secondary Schools – You are asked to register to participate. Please see the secondary school registration section on this site for all details and to check your registration status. Please note that there is a £30 administration fee payable for late registration.

Early Years settings – You are asked to register to participate. Please visit the registration section of this site. We regret that individuals and childminders are ineligible.

For more information please visit our schools hub.

How does World Book Day work in Wales?

We work with Books Council Wales  to have an exclusive £1 book title for Wales each year in the Welsh language and resources for teachers.

You can find out more about World Book Day 2023 in Wales here.

How does World Book Day work in the Republic of Ireland?

We work with partners in the Republic of Ireland ensure there are exclusive €1.50 titles for Ireland, including in the Irish language and materials for teachers. World Book Day materials, including €1.50 World Book Day book tokens are sent to schools in Ireland by the Irish Department of Education.

You can find out more about World Book Day 2023 in Ireland here. Please send enquiries to wbd@education.co.uk.

Is World Book Day just one day or is there reading activity all year round?

World Book Day is a time for us all to celebrate reading together, but reading is for every day. Have a look at our Activity BankReading RecommendationsShare A Story Corner for reading fun all year round.

You can also see our schools and families hubs for free resources including audiobooks, activity sheets, discussion guides, and videos with the World Book Day £1/€1.50 authors and illustrators.

How do I fundraise for World Book Day?

You can find out how to fundraise for us here.

Our fundraising page details all the different ways you can donate to us: via BACS transfer, cheque, by phone, or simply by donating online through our JustGiving campaigns.

How is World Book Day funded?

World Book Day is funded by our sponsor National Book Tokens, a wide selection of publishers, and through other contributions, donations from a range of companies and fundraising.

You can see our annual accounts here.

You can find out more about how the World Book Day £1/€1.50 token and £1/€1.50 books exchange works here.

You can find out how to fundraise for us here.

Does everyone dress up on World Book Day?

Dressing up is an effective way to encourage children (particularly reluctant readers) to engage with reading. It can help children to express their personal reading choices and share reading recommendations. Children being dressed up also changes the learning environment to one which is more playful. If dressing up isn’t working chose alternatives rather than modifying dressing up – additional themes or rules are a distraction from the purpose of book recommendation. Visit our dressing up page for more.

What are the plans for World Book Day this year?

On World Book Day, on March 7 2024, every child and family is invited to join the celebrations. This year, we’re inviting children to “Read Your Way”, and we want celebrations to be inclusive and fun for everyone. This year’s celebration materials include online events, new inspiring video content for home and the classroom, as well as resources to engage children in reading.

How long is the £1/€1.50 book token redemption period?

Children and families can start using their £1/€1.50 book token from 15 February – 31 March 2024. To know more about the £1/€1.50 book token click here. 

Can I use my World Book Day token online?

The World Book Day book tokens cannot be used for online purchases. Find your nearest participating retailer here.