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World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and reading.  They are a charity that operates in the UK and Ireland and will be celebrating World Book Day on 2 March 2023.

Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Below are some links to support your school for this very special day

Schools and Nurseries - World Book Day

World Book Day Nursery Resources– free downloadable resources for specific age ranges

Save the date - World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to give every child and young person a book of their own. – overview of the event

World Book Day 2023 announcements - World Book Day – links to other information that may be of interest to you

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