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It’s World Book Day – 7th March 2024

World Book Day is about celebrating books and reading all year round. It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading and we hope you find activities and advice here to help you enjoy sharing stories together as a family not just on World Book Day but every day of the year.

Simply collect your token £1 from Evelyn, Ladywell or Bellingham CFCs and take it to your local bookshop to exchange for your book. Many supermarkets offer the special Word Book Day books.

If you are stuck for ideas about dressing up for World Book Day and want to get ahead of the game there are some fantastic tips here


You can find a list of this year’s fantastic books here.



World Book Day at Children & Family Centres

Our Approach is based on research which tells us that there are 6 elements to supporting a child to read for pleasure:



Free Audiobooks

World Book Day will be launching a brand new set of audiobooks for World Book Day 2024


Video books and activities to enjoy together

Take ten minutes to share stories with your little ones. Share A Story Corner videos have familiar characters and easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and ask your child what they think will happen next. Your child will soon be asking to read together again and again!

It’s never too early to read stories with your child and spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!


Download the Sharing Stories Together PDF for tips on how to enjoy books together

You can also buy all the books here on our Bookshop.org page.


Participating Retailers 

Other formats

The £1/€1.50 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs, NCBI, RNIB and Calibre Audio. If you require one of these formats, please get in touch with the following contact numbers closer to World Book Day:

RNIB – Braille & audio versions (UK) 0303 123 9999
Guide Dogs – Large print (UK) 0118 9838275
Calibre Audio – Audio versions (UK) 01296 432 339
NCBI – Braille, audio, large print (Ireland) 01 8642266 (or email library@ncbi.ie)


You can find a list of this year’s fantastic books here.

World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 15th February – Sunday 31st March 2024.

Learn more about World Book Day here





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