Everything you need to know about World Book Day 2021.
World Book Day will be celebrated on 4th March 2021. Whether children are currently learning from home or attending school or nursery, they’ll be able to join many fun events and activities.
What’s World Book Day?
I must admit when my children were very little I didn’t know much about World Book Day. All I could see were parents desperately trying to find fancy costumes that their children would proudly show off at school. But there’s so much more about World Book Day. Here’s everything you need to know.
WBD is a small, independent charity ‘on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life’.
They claim that reading for pleasure can truly transform a child’s life and set them for success. Even more than any other socio-economic factors such as educational background or family income. In fact, reading to your child for only ten minutes every day can make all the difference.
The charity offers children and young people books for only £1, so everybody can have access. World Book Day was originally created by UNESCO and made possible thanks to their sponsor National Book Tokens Ltd, and the contributions of generous publishers and booksellers.
£1 Book titles for 2021
You can find a list of the books available with your tokens this year here.
How will children receive their tokens this year?
Like many other events, World Book Day has been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 situation. While many children will still receive their book tokens at school or childcare settings, many others will receive a digital version. Find more about it here.
You can use the fun resources available on their website for all age groups, listen to the FREE audiobooks, check the Youtube videos and even find a list of the Top 100 stories to share. Please see below.
Fun resources: Including activity sheets, lesson plans and discussion guides for Nursery, Primary & Secondary