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Discovering Children’s Books

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The British Library

Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with this free online resource from the British Library. Over 100 treasures are waiting to be found, from the original manuscript of ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground’ to Judith Kerr’s sketches and John Agard’s poetry notebooks.

For the writers and artists of the future, there’s a gallery of activities to spark children’s creativity. Design a graphic novel, invent your own superhero, make a miniature book and much more.

Peek behind the pages with films of illustrators at work. Learn how to draw your own Gruffalo with Axel Scheffler.

View resources, activities and programmes created by our brilliant partners.

Partner Resources

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