World Book Day 2017
2 March 2017
World Book Day is a celebration! It's a celebration of authors,
illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of
reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind,
designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and
reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 20th year there's been a World Book Day, and on 2
March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate
reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book
Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the
pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the
opportunity to have a book of their own.
All schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools
that have specially registered to participate), receive packs of
Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs
(age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of
ideas and activities, display material and more information about
how to get involved in World Book Day.
If you want to know more or are looking for inspiration to do
something booky on World Book Day, have a look at the World Book Day