The date for World Book Day 2019 has been announced as Thursday 7th March 2019. And the £1 world book day list has also been announced, with books from top authors and celebrities including
Most schools in the UK take part by holding lots of fun literary themed activities 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.
The aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing every primary age child with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Children will be given a £1 book token, via their school, which they can exchange for one of the World Book Day £1 vouchers at participating bookshops
All major supermarkets in the UK – Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and most large bookshop chains – WH Smith, Waterstones, Eason etc and hundreds of independent booksellers are participating, as are a number of school book clubs – Scholastic and Usborne Books At Home.
Here is this year's list of World Book Day £1 books.
THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS CRUELLA AND CADPIG Written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton
TEN LITTLE BOOKWORMS Written by Mike Brownlow and illustrated by Simon Rickerty
HUBERT HORATIO A VERY FISHY TALE Written by Lauren Child
LEGO MINIFIGURE MAYHEM Written by Helen Murray and Beth Davies
BAD MERMAIDS MEET THE WITCHES Written by Sibéal Pounder and illustrated by Jason Cockcroft and Laura Ellen Anderson
CLAUDE BEST IN SHOW Written by Alex T Smith
PERCY JACKSON AND THE SINGER OF APOLLO Written by Rick Riordan
THE GREAT ROCKET ROBBERY Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and illustrated by Steven Lenton
DIARY OF GREG HEFFLEY’S BEST FRIEND Written by Jeff Kinney
EVERDARK Written by Abi Elphinstone
SNAP Written by Patrice Lawrence
NOUGHT FOREVER Written by Malorie Blackman
These exciting World Book Day books will all be available in bookshops from 28th February 2019, and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.co.uk
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.
Related: How To Help Reluctant Readers
For more exciting educational book-themed activities visit the World Book Day Website which includes games, apps and activies for World Book Day books as well as information about WBD events in your area.
Keep your place in your lovely new World Book Day book with these Free Printable Bookmarks To Colour In.
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