The 24th World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March 2021. It is the annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading, particularly children.
At Broadwindsor school, as with the majority of schools in the country, children are usually invited to dress up as their favourite literary character on the day.
Local children are encouraged to visit the village’s Telephone Box Book Exchange in the Square on Thursday too!
This year’s World Book Day theme is ‘share a story’. As we are still under Lockdown, you can encourage your children to share a story with the people they live with. These could extend to including Grandparents or other family members to read stories over a video chat like Zoom or Facetime; setting aside a Family Reading Time when everyone at home all read their own books or magazines; building a cosy reading den with cushions in a corner, or a sheet draped over chairs to make a tent; read a story or chapter and then perhaps act it out together.
Sponsored by National Book Tokens, in partnership with schools all over the country, over 15 million £1 World Book Day Book tokens are distributed to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
- View 2021’s £1 Books HERE.
Founded by Baroness Gail Rebuck, World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.