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World Book Day Thursday 4th March 2021

World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development). 


Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time. 


World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 4th March 2021.

The World Book Day Song by MC Grammar

Check out the official, and first-ever, World Book Day song by MC Grammar.

In partnership with WHSmith, we have arranged for the tokens to be exchanged for a free book for every child at our school! The world book day books will be arriving in school for all children to take home and enjoy!

What is your favourite book?

Everyone has their favourite book! It might be a fiction, a non-fiction, a poetry book, a magazine or a cookery book!  The staff at school have delved into their book collections and have chosen their favourite books to share with you! What do you think your teachers favourite book might be?  Watch their video to find out!  We would love to add your videos too so if you have a favourite book send a video to your class remote learning email address and your teacher will add yours below too!

Our favourite books

Mrs Tory's book recommendation

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Mrs Smith recommends ...

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Mrs MacRae's Favourite Book

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Mrs Dobbs reading a snippet of her all time, favourite story book.

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Mrs Curtis thinks these books are GREAT !

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Mr Jacques chooses a book...

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Check out the favourite books of these famous celebrities too!


Author Visits


During the week of World Book Day each class in the school will be able to join a webinar with a famous author!  Your teacher will share the times and the access code to the meeting so if you are learning remotely you can join in from home!  Don't expect just to sit and listen...there will be activities for you to join in with so make sure you have your pencil and paper ready!

EYFS and KS1 will be invited to meet with Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How to Change the World.  How could you and your friends change the world? By working together! Join Rashmi and be inspired by incredible stories of activists who have joined forces to change the world for the better.



Years 3 and 4 will be meeting author Jion Sheibani, author of The Worries series!  During this webinar get ready to meet Sohal. He worries about a lot of things - the dark, mutant sheep, not having any friends - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he draws his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once he's scribbled them down . . .

Years 5 and 6 will meet Struan Murray who will introduce them to Ellie and Seth’s adventure in the Orphans of the Tide series - the breath-taking fantasy adventure for fans of His Dark Materials that The Times calls 'unputdownable'.

Orphans Ellie and Seth have crossed an endless ocean in search of freedom and peace. Arriving on the shores of a colourful tropical island ruled by a mysterious queen, it seems they might just have found the perfect new home. But there is trouble brewing in paradise and soon Ellie and Seth find themselves caught up in a dangerous struggle for power - and forced to confront terrible truths from their past.

Create a Book Activity

If you would like a World Book Day project to do with your family, check out the link below and see if you can create your own book together.

Free Audiobooks - Listen to a story

We all know that sometimes you want to chill out, relax and just listen to a story.  So head over to the audiobooks section of the WBD website and choose one to listen to. 

EYFS and younger children


It's never to early to start enjoying books...perhaps you have a toddler or a baby who might enjoy the stories below with you.  Some of the KS1 children might remember reading these stories when they were in EYFS and will probably enjoy them too!