Each year a collection of books priced at just £1 are published to encourage children of all ages to get reading and have a book of their own. Children in primary schools across the UK are then given a £1 book voucher to buy one fo the £1 books, or to put to wards the cost of any other book.
The list of books for 2022 has been announced and they are usually available to buy from February.
This year the books have been divided into four categories, Beginning, Early, Fluent and Independent. There are also extra special books published in Wales and Ireland.
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, Sainsburys, 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.
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.
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.
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