We are hugely excited to let you know that World Book Day will be held on Thursday 4 March 2021 and is going ahead despite the current pandemic.
Things may feel a bit different this year, but everyone has worked hard to make sure children can still get their £1 books and there are still plenty of ways to mark the day at home or at school. Take a look at our 50 Simple World Book Day Ideas for Schools which we've updated for lockdown.
The World Book Day organisation will be working with schools and nurseries to distribute the £1 tokens with a new single-use digital version that can be printed at home or displayed on a phone. You can register for the digital token from the 1st February and can be used from Thursday 18th February to Saturday 28th March (some retailers will accept the tokens beyond this date). You can find out more details over on the World Book Day website.
Read on and see which book you'd like to get with your World Book Day token and there are plenty of ideas and resources for World Book Day activities over on the official World Book Day website.
World Book Day is always held on the first Thursday in March
World Book Day 2020 was held on Thursday 5th March
World Book Day 2019 was held on Thursday 7th March
World Book Day 2018 was held on Thursday 1st March
World Book Day aims to achieve the following for children and young people:
- World Book Day makes sure every child in the UK & Ireland has a book of their very own (sometimes their first)
- Spending just 10 minutes a day reading with a child makes a big difference to their future success
- Discover reading for pleasure! World Book Day makes books and reading a fun part of every child's day
- Talk about books together: read with your friends and family to make books more fun, memorable and magic