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World Book Day

World Book Day 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday 4th March.

Look out for more details coming soon!

 

What is World Book Day?

Created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995, World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and readings. It is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers, which is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. 

 

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. The charity's mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

 

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. The World Book Day charity wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

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