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 year World Book day takes place on Thursday 5th March 2020, 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.
World Book Day events
Looking for a local event ? Visit our Events section of the website here.
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Looking for World Book Day costumes for your child?
- TKMax, Have a range of fancydress outfits upstairs in the Andover store.
- Sainsburys stores has a range of world book outfits on sale now.
- Tesco, River Way, Andover have some on sale in the childrens section in store.
- Or check out the local Charity shops
For all you creative parents out there lots of great world book day costumes ideas can be found on Pinintreast here
Have i missed somewhere where you can buy World Book Day costumes , then email me so that i can share with other families in Andover, firstname.lastname@example.org. Full credit will be given to you for your suggestions.
Where can i spend my childs £1 book token?
More than 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens will be given to children and young people. When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller
Find your local participating bookshop
WHSmith, 31 High Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LJ
- Waterstones, The Chantry centre, Andover SP10 1RW
- This year Tesco and Sainsbury will also have the books available
And swap it for one of the 15 (exclusive, new and completely FREE)