World Book Day 4 March 2021

WorldBookDay is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure and to offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Loading...World Book Day partners with schools all over the country, to distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people. Learn more about how the £1 tokens are distributed and information for childminders, home educators, and other registered individuals. You could also look out for the £1 token which will be printed on the side of McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes throughout February and March.

£1 book tokens can be swapped for a new and completely free World Book Day book, available from participating booksellers. Go to the Booksellers website for information about retailers open near you and contact them for information about ways to redeem the token before you visit.

As well at the book tokens find out about the World Book Day song by MC Grammar, various online activities to take part in and free audiobooks by visiting the World Book Day website.

At Birmingham Libraries we love the Share a Story corner. Once you’ve listened to a story, why not use our Books by Post service to borrow one of the featured books? To make things simple, we’ve put together a book list. Once you’ve had your books delivered in the post, you can settle down to share some lovely moments with your family and a book.

Lots of children have found reading a great way to escape and relax over the last year. To celebrate World Book Day the Children's Library are asking for children to answer a few questions about a recent book they have enjoyed, as a kind of book review. To take part please fill in our online form. All entries will be put into a draw and one lucky winner will win a Mystery Goody Bag. Children's Library will post some of the reviews on their Facebook page too, to share the love of reading. Closing date 22 March 2021.

Article published 24 February 2021

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