This year's World Book Day takes place on Thursday 4th March. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Due to the pandemic, things are a little bit different this year. The World Book Day website has an absolute ton of resources to support the love of reading including Share a Story live events, World of Stories audiobooks, the Author & Illustrator Academy, the first ever (and very clever) World Book Day song from World Book Day Ambassador McGrammar and Show your Shares competition (with prizes every week until 21 March).
There are an enormous amount of resources on the World Book Day website aimed at all ages to celebrate books and reading. You can check out activities and downloadable resources by age range:
Nursery/Pre-school Resources - includes scavenger hunts, downloadable themed resources including Bing, Peppa Pig, Elma, Aliens and ideas to support reading.
Primary Resources - includes scavenger hunts, topic-based activity kits, downloadable themed resources including Star Wars, Lego, Harry Potter and numerous reading ideas.
Secondary Resources - includes downloadable themed resources including Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Skulduggery, World Book Day quiz and numerous reading ideas.
You can also find resources aimed at parents, families or teenagers, and teachers and schools - visit the website or social media platforms to find out more.
Finally, if you are in the UK, you can also find out about the World Book Day £1 books for this year. World Book Day book tokens this year will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March, and in 2021, participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last.
For World Book Day 2021, we are SO EXCITED to announce the first-ever official World Book Day song! Get on your feet for the nation’s favourite rapping English teacher MC Grammar, whohas created a brilliant book-themed tune to help us celebrate World Book Day! Hooray! The World Book Day Song follows MC Grammar as he embarks on a journey to find a new book, courtesy of his World Book Day £1 book voucher. On his way he stumbles across a fantastic array of classic and new children’s books – can you spot them all?!