World Book Day is back for 2017!
March 2nd 2017 sees the 20th World Book Day, created to encourage children all around the world to get reading. The campaign has expanded it's reach in recent years from it's focus on younger children to include young adults and adults who struggle with literacy issues.
And this year top children's authors including David Walliams, Julia Donaldson, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. There are books for children from pre-schoolers to young adults.
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.
The World Book Day Website includes games, apps and activies related to the World Book Day books as well as information about WBD events in your area.
World Book Day will be celebrated on Thursday 2 March 2017. From January 2017, children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) book token in their nurseries and schools, which they can use to claim their World Book Day title in participating bookshops and supermarkets from 27 February to 26 March.
Happy World Book Day 2017!
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.