World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

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The date for the 26th World Book Day in 2023 will be 2nd March 2023.

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.

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 or (€1.5 in Ireland) book voucher to buy one of the £1 books, or to put towards the cost of any other book.

This year World Book Day have produced a video to introduce this years amazing collection of books.

World Book Day £1/ €1.5 Books 2023

These books will be published on 16th February 2023







Children will be given a £1 book token, via their school or nursery, which they can exchange for one of the World Book Day £1 vouchers at participating bookshops.

Many major supermarkets in the UK, large bookshop chains and hundreds of independent booksellers are participating, so check out your local bookshop to see of you can use your voucher.

You can also find the World Book Day books at, however the vouchers cannot be used online.

How Is World Book Day Celebrated?

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.

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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