World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016 and celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 of any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books.
Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities and so in school, each class will be carrying out a variety of different activities relating to reading and we are inviting the children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. It might be Mr Twit, Harry Potter, Dennis the Menace or The Little Mermaid.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.