World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. Almost 15% of children do not own their own book before they are gifted a £1 World Book Day book. (Source: OECD)
Publishers are a big part of what makes World Book Day special. Thanks to you, World Book Day can bring the transformative power of reading for pleasure to more children and young people.
In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, will be different. We’re adapting to make sure that World Book Day sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even in lockdown.
Have a look at our Publishers Tool Kit for ideas and resources to help you make World Book Day happen in 2021.