Today is World Book Day, the day is a registered charity who encourage the importance of reading! The charities mission is to give every child and young person a book of their own. It is also a celebration of authors, illustrators and books!
Today provides the best opportunity to encourage your children and young people to read some of the favourite books! Share with you their favourite authors and dress up and play with their much loved story book characters!
This is an annual celebration that takes place in March every year. With over 100 countries taking part around the world. World book day first began in 1995 and since then has flourished into a worldwide contribution, with schools, business and local libraries getting involved. The day provides a great chance for children to enjoy reading and for parents to celebrate with them and encourage their children and young people on.
Many schools across the country encourage children to dress up as their favourite book characters as well as fundraising at the same time!
This year’s World Book Day theme is ‘Share a Story’
Book tokens are sent to most UK Primary Schools and this year can be redeemed anytime between Thursday 28th February 2019 and Sunday 31st March 2019 at participating bookshops.
A survey led by the National Literacy Trust of more than 9,000 pupils age between 8 and 11 found that almost 60% of children were inspired to read more by the celebration of books and reading. World Book Day has resulted in more children buying books, 25% of children asked said the book they “bought” with their World Book Day book token was the first book they had of their own.
Overall, the day is a great day to be spent with family and friends celebrating the importance of reading and gives children the opportunity to run free with their imagination as well as benefiting them educationally.