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We work with many brilliant charities, organisations, libraries and booksellers across the UK and Ireland who run exciting, fun events for World Book Day. Find out what celebrations are happening near you using the map above. You can also see the event’s we’re running for World Book Day, including webinars and events for children and young people, on our events page.

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Come and meet children’s author Bex Hogan

Join Bex Hogan in Storm Kingdom and get ready for a fun-filled fantasy quest starring an unforgettable new hero – Bronte Tempestra! The first ever princess to become a knight! Bronte Tempestra and the Lightning Steeds By Bex Hogan (author), Hannah McCaffery (illustrator) The first book in a new fantasy series for readers aged 7 and up, packed with illustrations. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Grey, Witch Wars and The Princess in Black. You will: - listen to a reading from the brand new book - create your own special firecat character - get to know Bronte and author Bex Hogan

Location: Huntingdon
Venue: Niche Comics Bookshop, 147 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TF
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Waterstones Virtual School Visit with John Patrick Green

On the 7th March at 11am, schools are invited to join Waterstones online on World Book Day for a very special (free of charge) virtual event with author and illustrator John Patrick Green as he presents All Tide Up, his brand new side-splittingly funny graphic novel from his brilliant and bestselling InvestiGators series. Recommended for years 2 through to 6. Click here to find out more.

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Family Book Day 2024

Come to The Little Sweet Lady Hyde Mall  at 12pm on the 7th March for a family book day in event that will include reading, games, cakes, drinks  and soft play.

Location: Hyde Tameside
Venue: The Little Sweet Lady Hyde Mall
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Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Baby Bounce and Rhyme session. Come dressed as your favourite character for World Book Day.

Location: Rochester
Venue: Rochester Community Hub
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Origami Bookmarks

Making origami bookmarks at Origami Club, suitable for ages 10-15 years.

Location: Rainham
Venue: Rainham Library, 1 Birling Avenue, ME8 7LR
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Story Time and Craft

A story time and craft session suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Come dressed as your favourite character to celebrate World Book Day.

Location: CHATHAM
Venue: Lordswood Community Hub, Kestrel Road, ME5 8TH
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Toddler Shake and Boogie

Rhymes, songs and movement for pre-schoolers. Come dressed as your favourite character to celebrate World Book Day.

Location: Chatham
Venue: Lordswood Community Hub, Kestrel Road, ME5 8TH
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Family Under 5s Workshop: World Book Day

Free / Ticketed Come celebrate World Book Day! Join storyteller Paul Rubinstein and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant for our sensory storytelling adventure! Help us explore the story of Elmer through music, song, movement and sounds from the British Library Sound Archive. Be inspired by author Leigh Hodgkinson and her Book Hospital. Explore her doctor’s bag, meet her patients and then get creative as you design your own book character. Finally explore our Family Station, which is full of fun interactive activities, sensory materials and an exciting range of children’s books.

Location: London
Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
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Design Your Own Book Cover

A drop in craft activity to celebrate World Book Day, suitable for children aged 4-11 years.

Location: CHATHAM
Venue: Lordswood Community Hub
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The Day my Dog got Famous: Book reading and signing by author Jen Carney

FREE EVENT! Come along and meet author and illustrator Jen Carney, who’ll be helping us celebrate World Book Day She’ll be reading from, chatting about and signing copies of her new book for anyone over the age of 8. The Day my Dog got Famous 1PM - 2.30PM in the shop. No ticket needed,

Location: Haworth, Keighley
Venue: Wave of Nostalgia, 74 Main Street, Haworth BD22 8DP
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