World Book Day

Thursday 4th March

In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, will be different. We’ve adapted to make sure that World Book Day sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even in lockdown.

World Book Day is one of the highlights of our year at the National Literacy Trust! We love the annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading.

While this year may be slightly different due to lockdown, we have plenty of ideas of how to celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day on 4 March. 

This year’s World Book Day theme is ‘share a story’. We encourage you to share a story with the people you live with. These could include getting grandparents or other family members to read stories over video chat; setting aside a family reading time when everyone at home all read their own books or magazines; building a cosy reading den with cushions in a corner, or a sheet draped over chairs to make a tent; read a story or chapter and then act it out together.

We hope you enjoy World Book Day 2021!