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Share A Million Stories

Share A Million Stories

We did it! You are officially amazing...

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Share A Million Stories campaign in 2020. We have been bowled over by your support in helping us to smash our target, with an amazing 2.4 million story shares in schools, nurseries, bedrooms, bookshops, libraries, prisons, football stadiums, theatres, TV studios and online across the UK & Ireland throughout World Book Day month (Thursday 27 February – Sunday 29 March 2020).

But, story sharing doesn’t have to stop there… our Reading Revolution aims to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime, creating readers for life and sparking millions of imaginations. While you are spending time at home over the coming weeks, make time in your day to spend at least 10 minutes a day, every day, sharing stories together to keep us all calm, creative and inspired. Here are some fun ideas to help you:

  • See our range of brilliant resources for story-sharing ideas and inspiration (scroll down the page and click on the circles)
  • See some of the super share-o-meters created in schools nationwide
  • Stream free audiobooks – thanks to the lovely publishers we partner with, we’ve been able to offer free audiobooks for an extended amount of time
  • Download a certificate to reward your story-sharers
We have shared 2,472,988 stories.
Help us share a million stories.

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Congratulations to our super story-sharers & prizewinners

Beddington Infants' School, Wallington
The Murrayfield Nursery, Edinburgh
The Powell Family, Somerset
St Cedd's School, Essex
Southend Library, Essex
The Hollinshead Family, Shropshire
Big Robins Nursery, Stafford
Children's Bookshop, Huddersfield
The Fishwick Family, Northamptonshire

Following Share a Million Stories on Twitter


1 week ago
Join @tiffanymjewell and an audience of young activists at this FREE online workshop on family anti-racism. Taking place this Wednesday 5th from 4-5pm, book your space to this important event here:
2 weeks ago
Win an amazing £5,000 of @book_tokens for your school library! Don't forget to nominate your school before tomorrow (31st July) and if your entry is picked, you'll also get £100/€120 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself.
2 weeks ago
What a find! Amazing how the design of our £1 book tokens has changed but our ethos remains the same after 20 years... helping get more books in to the hands of children & young people. Thanks for the trip down memory lane @VIPreading Wish we could say they were still valid!
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Just found these... @WorldBookDayUK are these still valid? 😉