World Book Day is about celebrating books and reading all year round. It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading - find activities and advice here to help you enjoy sharing stories together as a family, not just on World Book Day, but every day of the year.



Reading for pleasure

As a charity, our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

Six elements combine to create one reading superpower. These elements shape everything we do:

  • Being read to regularly
  • Having books at home and at school
  • Having a choice in what to read
  • Finding time to read
  • Having trusted help to find a book
  • Making reading FUN!

The activities, audiobooks, video stories and resources below are a great place to start encouraging reading for pleasure.

Share a Story Corner

Our Share a Story Corner videos and activities are perfect for enjoying stories together.

Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!

Share a Story Corner Video Stories

World of Stories – free audiobooks

Enjoy our selection of FREE audiobooks on our World of Stories page. Audiobooks are a wonderful way for families to enjoy stories together, fostering a shared and enjoyable experience.

World of Stories
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MC Grammar

MC Grammar is the creation of award-winning teacher and rapper Jacob Mitchell. Having struggled in school himself, the father of two credits his discovery of books as his turning point with education.

MC Grammar is a proud ambassador of World Book Day and says: “Mixing the power of music with the magic of books is the coolest combination and an incredible opportunity to get kids excited about books and reading.”

Enjoy MC Grammar’s songs and explore our pack which is full of ideas to explore all the songs and even write your own!

MC Grammar’s World Book Day songs

Shop to Support

Our brilliant partners are donating a percentage of their sales to support our charity. From sweatshirts and dresses to badges and jewellery, show off your love of reading and help change lives!

Shop to support

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