The mention of this fills me with dread as I know it involves dressing up! I have to get my creative self out of its box and figure out how to make a costume that doesn’t take ages and doesn’t cost me a fortune! I could quite easily pop down to the local supermarket but where’s the fun in that!!
Apart from stressing over the fancy dress for weeks, the main purpose of World Book Day is to provide every child and young person in the country with a book of their own.
It is actually celebrated across the world on the 23rd April which is the designated day by UNESCO but in the UK, the day is recognised on the first Thursday in March!
”The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of reading and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own”. Over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens will be given to children and young people across the UK and Ireland on World Book Day! All you have to do is take your voucher to your local bookshop and swap it for one of the TWELVE exclusive, new and completely free World Book Day books. If you have another favourite in mind, you can use your token to get £1 off any full price book instead.
If you’re wondering what local book stores are participating, click here
World Book Day have recently run a competition to reveal the nation’s top 100 stories to share. If you’re looking for a new bedtime storybook or a birthday present, hopefully these will give you inspiration and will be shared together for years to come!
So, now down to the fancy dress costumes!! Book Aid International have provided a whole host of dress up guides from the quick to make, to the more elaborate! The best thing is that many of them have ‘how to videos’!! To see the 43 different costumes click here and feel free to leave them a donation!
Thanks so much to our guest blogger Vicki. If you have family or friends in Wakefield be sure to let them know about the Wakefield Mumbler site.
World Book Day Fundraiser
North Stars Bookshop is raising money towards a new set of thesaurus’s for a local Gateshead school. Due to budget cuts and with being in a deprived area, the school struggles to get new books. As well as fulfilling the school’s request for thesaurus’s, the target is to go one better and surprise the children with lots of beautiful new books for World Book Day!
Click here to find out more and to make a donation, to help give the gift of reading and imagination to local children this World Book Day.