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Share a Story

Share a Story


Welcome to our nationwide campaign to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life. Reading for pleasure is in decline, so we want to boost it back up, raise awareness and spark millions of imaginations.

Schools, bookshops, libraries, businesses and homes nationwide are invited to join our fun nationwide social event to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day… and every day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.

Use our toolkit of ideas and resources below to organise your SHARE A STORY event or read our handy guide with ideas for fun Share A Story events that you could host whether you’re celebrating World Book Day and reading in school, nursery, a bookshop, a library, at work or at home. Plus, for ideas of what to read next, take a look at our top 100 Stories To Share as voted for by the nation. All the World Book Day branding is also available for you to create your own materials, displays and promotions. We’d love to see what you’re reading and your favourite stories, so please share them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #ShareAStory.
Watch our Share a Story videos, produced by Authorfy with FANTASTIC authors and illustrators including Cressida Cowell, Alex T. Smith and Kiran Millwood Hargrave here.

Share A Story resources