World Book Day 2024World Book Day 2024 is on the 7th March, are you ready?

The National Literacy Trust has lots of ideas: ”

This annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading is one of the highlights of our year at the National Literacy Trust!

World Book Day provides a fantastic opportunity to focus on reading for pleasure, supporting children’s autonomy in book choice, and embedding a habit of reading that brings a wide range of benefits.

We’re hugely excited to work with our friends at World Book Day, the charity whose mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.”

Teachwire has gathered lots of World Book Day resources together:

“Are you a primary teacher looking for World Book Day ideas for schools? You’re in the right place! ”

There is so much more there including a lesson plan and teacher ideas, it is well worth visiting!

The World Book Day 2024 website lists all of the £1 books, There is an Educator’s Hub where teachers can access lots of support.

NEW FOR 2024 – OUR ACTIVITY BANK IS NOW OPEN. EXPLORE IDEAS FROM PARTNERS AND PRACTITIONERS WHICH SUPPORT OUR 6 ELEMENTS OF READING FOR PLEASURE.

Also, there is a family section: “World Book Day is about celebrating books and reading all year round. It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading and we hope you find activities and advice here to help you enjoy sharing stories together as a family, not just on World Book Day, but every day of the year.” This may be a useful link to send home in newsletters.

Every year the event seems to get bigger and more exciting, this year is no exception! From now until Sunday 31 March, children can swap their £1/€1.50 tokens for one of the brilliant World Book Day books. Here is a list of  participating retailers.