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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 book voucher to buy one fo the £1 books, or to put to wards the cost of any other book.
These books will be listed here as soon as they are announced!
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.
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.
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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