Thursday, 5 March 2015
World Book Day Today
If you've got children, or work in a school, you'll likely be very aware of today's world book day event. Children and teachers across the country are today dressing up as their favourite book characters and enjoying book related activities at school.
World book day is a celebration of reading; celebrating authors, books and illustrators. The celebration is worldwide, and is marked by over 100 countries across the world. This year marks the 18th World Book Day, and as well as celebrating reading, the aim is to encourage children to read and explore books and reading. Over 14 million book tokens are given out to children in this country, allowing them a choice of one of ten free books, or £1 off a book costing over £2.99 at a participating retailer.
We'd love to know if your child, school or workplace has dressed up or got involved for World Book day, and it would be great to see some photos of what you've dressed up as- feel free to share what you've been up to on our Facebook Page. We've already seen pictures of some Where's Wallys, Harry Potters, Peter Pan's and more, all looking great so far!