World Book Day 2020World Book Day 2020 is on its way, Thursday 5 March! There are loads of inspiring resources out there to help you and your school have a wonderfully engaging day. World Book Day is a huge event every year where the charity called World Book Day and National Book Tokens get together with publishing houses and sellers and they collaborate to being a set of books available to children who may not otherwise ever get to own a book of their own.

World Book Day returns in 2020 after one of its biggest years to date with a range of new initiatives that will help to get even more books directly into the hands of children and young people, especially those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them. Catering for all age groups, from toddler to teen, the expanded list of 13 new £1 titles for World Book Day 2020 has been created to appeal to the widest possible range of children and young people, tastes and abilities.” (World Book Day FAQ)

There are, apparently, fifteen new children’s books available for the £1 token given to all children in schools, among them are:

  • Bing’s Splashy Story
  • Supertato
  • Amelia Fang Bookworm Gang
  • Dog Man
  • Evie in the Jungle
  • Day we met the Queen
  • Kid normal and the Loudest Library
  • The case of the Drowned Pearl
  • Alex Rider Undercover
  • My Awesome Guide to getting Good at Stuff
  • Split
  • The Kissing Booth

To find out more about them follow this link and click on the book cover images.

Take the Big Book Off Challenge  – World Book Day has partnered with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and together they have a set of twenty inspiring ideas, along with the resources needed to have a great World Book Day 2020. The activities are based around the words: Create, Imagine, Discover, Explore and Experience! Too good an opportunity to pass by!

There is also a set of Primary Resources including lesson plans, teaching guides and teaching resources for a huge range of books.

World Book Day 2020