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World Book Day Online

28 January 2021 Share


World Book Day 2021 will be moving more online this year, involving families and schools more than ever.

YouTube readings featuring WBD £1 book authors, tutorial videos from the authors and illustrators, activity sheets and discussion guides for teachers, parents and carers will be available.

The events will take place from 1st February, leading up to the official day on Thursday 4th March. Running from 3rd to 5th March, the programme will feature a "Share a Story Live" events programme.

There will be a mass online campaign, which will see World Book Day champions, authors and children and families post photos of themselves sharing a story together on social media channels, from 1st March onwards.

Families will be able to use their WBD tokens in lockdown or save them for later use when bookshops reopen, and WBD will continue to work with schools and nurseries to distribute the £1 book tokens. The tokens are valid for use from 18th February, and this year participating bookshops will honour tokens beyond 28th March. 

Check out the WBD page to discover more.


World Record Attempt

To celebrate the publication of her new book The Incredible Record Smashers, children’s author and primary school teacher Jenny Pearson, and her publisher Usborne, are proudly partnering with World Book Day and Guinness World Records TM to encourage as many kids as possible to have a go at SMASHING a kids-only, book-themed record on World Book Day 2021!  

Its SMASHING because: 

•  No special equipment is required, just books! 

•  It’s a fun, inclusive and memorable way to celebrate World Book Day 

•  Downloadable certificates and additional activities available for schools 


But that’s not all!  Jenny Pearson will attempt to set the record for the most people in an online reading video relay. 

On 4th March Jenny, and lots of the children she teaches, will be reading from The Incredible Record Smashers for the attempt.  

To join in and have a go at breaking their own mini bookish world record, children and their schools and families can find out more here.