World Book Day
World Book day takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child make the most of this special occasion. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help them get started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day token that can be used to get their free £1 book or get £1 off any book or audiobook costing £2.99 or more.
Your child’s token is attached and can be redeemed at thousands of independent bookshops, Waterstones, WHSmith, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores nationwide. Please help your child to use it on or around World Book Day by visiting your local bookshop. (If you need help finding one, visit www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch) Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities.
Here’s what we will be doing on World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March;
We would like all children, staff and volunteers to dress up as their favourite book character. This does not need to be elaborate, but we hope that everyone will attend school on that day in costume. Any child who has their favourite book may also like to bring it into school on this day to read to their class.
For information on budget-beating creative costume ideas go to: www.bookaid.org/worldbookday
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous – so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.