World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.
Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.
World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 4th March 2021.
Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day.
The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for one of our exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off (€1.50 off in Ireland) any full price book or audiobook instead (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99 (or €3.99 in Ireland). The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions. The £1 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs and RNIB.
World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last.
The 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge
Did you know, in conjunction with World Book Day 2021, David Gandy and Achievement for All will launch this Annual Reading Challenge globally to attempt to read for
200 million minutes!!
The challenge will run from World Book Day (Thursday 4th March 2021) until Children’s Book Day (Wednesday 31st March 2021) and is open to readers everywhere.
For more information click on this link https://200millionminutes.org
Good luck and have fun.
The Cornwall Education Library Service