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For Authors & Illustrators

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)

Authors and Illustrators 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.

You will find ideas and resources to help you make World Book Day happen in 2021 here from the end of January.

World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.