World Book Day 2019 – Information, local events and easy costumes!

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 22nd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 7th March 2019, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Schools will be sent packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.

Children can take their book token to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of 12 (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).

The £1 books include Ten Little Bookworms and Lego Minifigure Mayhem. For the full list see here.

EVENTS

To celebrate World Book Day there’s plenty of events and activities going on in Greater Manchester, I’ve put together a fab list here.

10 EASY COSTUMES

Also love it or hate it, our children will probably be dressing up for the day! Check out my list of really simple costume ideas that don’t cost of fortune or need sewing!

We would love to see what your little one dresses up as for World Book Day, share your images on Facebook or tag us on Instagram.