World Book Day

World Book Day
Posted 17 February 2012 by Juliet Wragge-Morley

Thursday 1 March is World Book Day, a celebration of reading marked in over 100 countries all over the world and now in its 15th year. Here are some of the exciting things you can get involved with:


Register to watch the World Book Day online festival on 1 March (9.30-10am for Nursery and 11am-midday for Primary). Featuring a stellar line-up of top authors and illustrators including Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Eoin Colfer, Jacqueline Wilson, Cressida Cowell and Derek Landy performing together for the first time and streamed LIVE into nurseries, schools, bookshops and libraries nationwide.

Download the FREE World Book Day App to read exclusive short stories from Malorie Blackman, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz and others. Download sample chapters, view videos and much more.

Use your FREE £1 book token to exhange for one of eight exclusive, FREE books from top children's books authors.

Get more great book ideas, download fun activities and find out how you can get involved at

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