Celebration of the 25th anniversary of World Book Day


The celebration of reading returns with the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on March 3.

It is a day when schools and nurseries promote the pleasure of reading, with many children being encouraged to dress up as their favorite literary character.

We want to see what you are doing to celebrate.

Burt of Ratburger by David Walliams

Send a photo of your celebrations to [email protected], including your child’s full name, and who they are dressed as if in costume, their age and school.

World Book Day, a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens, describes its mission as “promoting reading for pleasure, providing every child and young person with the opportunity to have their own book”.

A spokesperson for World Book Day said: “Reading for pleasure is the biggest predictor of a child’s future success – more so than their family situation, parents’ level of education or income.

“We want to see more children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, getting the habit of reading for pleasure throughout their lives and the better life chances it brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a global celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in more than 100 countries around the world.”


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