World Book Day weekend 2019

Discover a new story this World Book Day.

To celebrate World Book Day (7 March 2019) many of our places will be holding special events for little and big bookworms alike. Between 9 – 10 March, 50 places will be running World Book Day events. You will be able to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read, set off on an adventure with our Ten Little Bookworms Children’s Trail, or take part in one of the other exciting book themed events.

Which book will you choose?

We couldn't celebrate World Book Day without something new to read, with all of our places involved in World Book Day stocking some of this year’s special titles. Simply hand over the £1 token, all children will be given at school or nursery, and pick one of the World Book Day Books.

Will it be Cadpig or Claude for animal lovers? Underwater with the Bad Mermaids? Or off on an epic Percy Jackson adventure.

So many choices for World Book Day 2019
£1 books for World Book Day 2019
So many choices for World Book Day 2019
" Sharing stories is fundamental to who we are. It is how we make sense of the world and understand ourselves. A book can satisfy our curiosity, give us comfort or hope, escape and joy."
- Lauren Child, Children’s Laureate and author of Hubert Horatio and the Charlie and Lola stories

From Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter

With 50 places taking part in World Book Day, the connection to literary greats can be found wherever you are, letting the whole family immerse themselves in the magical world of storytelling.

Places participating in World Book Day

Ten Little Bookworms Trail

What's happening near you 

Find out where you can get involved in storytelling sessions, play dress-up as your favourite book character or follow the trail to find Ten Little Bookworms hidden, this World Book Day.