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World Book Day ideas for Andover Families

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  the 4th March 2021, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day  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.

On the run up to World Book Day, why not check out these FREE audiobooks with your children ;

Share a story live events

This year they are offering some extra special FREE digital events. . You can watch them LIVE on their website, here, or their YouTube channel – and they’ll remain on YouTube for you to watch back time and time again.

The line-up includes:

Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30am – Books that Make you LOL!
Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian
Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker

Thursday 4th March, 10.30am – World Book Day specialBringing Reading to Life
Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter

Friday 5th March, 10.30am  – Books and the Real World
Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell
Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster

Each event will last approximately 30 minutes

Looking for a local event ? Visit our Events section of the website here.

Do you have a online  #WorldBookDay event? Add it for free here so everyone is in the know about it.

Looking for World Book Day costumes for your child?

You can pick one up whilst on your essential food shop at your local supermarket or for all you creative parents out there lots of great  world book day costumes ideas can be found on Pinintreast here

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. World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last.

Find our local participating bookshops here and swap your book token for one of the 15 free books.

We would LOVE to see how you celebrate World Book day with your children, please do send us in your world book day outfits and how you celebrate so that we can share with others, in the next edition of the Love Andover observer.

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