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World Book Day 2023

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World Book Day 2023 will take place on Thursday 2 March 2023

World Book Day has a fantastic schedule of live events, resources and plans for the day and here are the books you can choose with your £1 book token:

Picture Books

- Lifesize Creepy Crawlies by Sophy Henn (Farshore)

- Billy's Bravery by Tom Percival (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

- Bedtime for the Burpee Bears by Joe Wicks and Paul Howard (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Early Readers 6+

- You Choose Your Adventure by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt (Puffin)

- Dave Pigeon: Bookshop Mayhem by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey (Faber)

- Marvel Spider-Man the Amazing Pocket Guide by Catherine Saunders (DK)

Fluent Readers 8+

- The Boy with Wings: Attack of the Rampaging Robot by Lenny Henry and Keenon Ferrell (Macmillan Children's Books)

- A Dragon Realm Adventure by Katie and Kevin Tsang (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

- The Strangeworld's Travel Agency: Adventure in the Floating Mountains by L.D. Lapinski (Hachette)

- Kay's Brilliant Brains by Adam Kay and Henry Paker (Puffin)

Independent Readers 11+

- Boot it! by A.M. Dassu (Old Barn Books)

- Being an Ally: Real Talk about Showing Up, Screwing Up and Trying Again (DK)

Ireland Only

- Hazel Tree Farm: One Stormy Night by Alma Jordan and Margaret Suggs (O'Brien Press)

Wales Only

- Rita agus an Dragun by Maire Zepf and Mr Ando (An eSnathaid Mhor)

- Cyw by Anni Lyn and Y Lolfa


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2022-09-06
World Book Day 2023

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The World Book Day organisation works with schools and nurseries to distribute the £1 tokens. The 2023 book tokens between Thursday 16th February 2023 to Sunday 26th March 2023 (some retailers will accept the tokens beyond this date).  You can find out more details over on the World Book Day website.

World Book Day is always held on the first Thursday in March

World Book Day 2022 was held on Thursday 3rd March

World Book Day 2021 was held on Thursday 4th 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


How to Celebrate

There will be tons of live events for you to join in with, which will be announced nearer the time.

Plenty of School Resources including author and illustrator masterclass videos, how to draws, and more!

And we've pulled together some quick and easy ideas including:

50 Simple World Book Day Ideas for Schools (which don't involve dressing up)

-11 Last-minute, Easy World Book Day Costumes (using items you already have at home)

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2022-09-06
World Book Day 2023

How to use your World Book Day tokens

Thanks to its many supporting partners, World Book Day will be distributing millions of £1 tokens across the UK and Ireland.

The £1 book tokens will be available in February 2023 and can be used between Thursday 16th February 2023 to Sunday 26th March 2023 (some retailers will accept the tokens beyond this date). 

Once you have your token you can take it into your local bookshop or supermarket and either swap it for one of the twelve exclusive books written especially for World Book Day, or use it to get £1 off any full price book, worth at least £2.99 or more. If you are using the digital token, either show it to booksellers on your phone or tablet screen or print it at home. Please do check with your local bookseller which method(s) they are accepting.

If you're based in Wales, you're in luck, there are an additional two books available and if you're in Ireland there's an extra book for you too OR you can use it to get 1.50 Euros off any book worth at least 3.99 Euros.

And the £1 books are also available in braille, large print and audio via Guide Dogs and RNIB.

Currently the tokens cannot be used online but parents/ guardians can use the £1 token when picking up essential shopping in chains that are open, such as major supermarkets and WHSmith. The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions. Bookshops are offering new ways to make the £1 books available, and bookshops will welcome families when they open again (the tokens will be honoured beyond 28 March – while stocks last). 

The WBD tokens can be used at most large bookshop chains such as WHSmith and Waterstones plus all major supermarkets including Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer and hundreds of independent bookshops. But they're not accepted at all outlets, so it might be worth ringing ahead and checking to save you a wasted journey. There's a helpful list of participating retailers (including supermarkets) here. Bookshops will have different measures in place to make the £1 books available. 

Contact your local bookseller for information about their opening times and ways to redeem the token before you visit. 

World Book Day History

Run by the World Book Day charity, this is a much-loved annual event, with a mission of bringing children together to celebrate reading.

World Book Day was originally created by UNESCO and first celebrated in April 1995. The UK isn't the only country which celebrates World Book Day! It is celebrated all over the world on 23rd April but in the UK it always runs on the first Thursday in March. For more details on which countries celebrate World Book Day, check out the UNESCO website https://en.unesco.org/commemor....

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you sign up for a resource pack and don't forget to come back and review the World Book Day book on https://toppsta.com


Toppsta
2022-09-06
World Book Day 2023

6th September 2022

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