The date for World Book Day 2018 has been announced as 1st March 2018. And the £1 world book day list has also been announced, with books from top authors and celebrities including Michael Bond, Kes Grey, Nadiya Hussain, Clare Balding and Julian Clary.
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.
Most schools in the UK take part and encourage children to dress up as characters from their favourite book. Here are some easy World Book Day costume ideas for costumes that you put together at home.
World Book Day was 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.
The World Book Day Website includes games, apps and activies for World Book Day books as well as information about WBD events in your area.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien started eParenting in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!
Here she shares things that she has learnt along the way about looking after kids.