Explore your imagination with World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland.
World Book Day was born to encourage children of all ages to appreciate reading.
Today Primary School kids and teachers around the UK are dressing up as their favourite character from their favourite book to highlight the importance of reading and to raise funds for Book Aid International.
Here’s some famous faces and their children in what they decided to be their favourite character and books:
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 3, 2016
— Amanda Lamb (@missamandalamb) March 3, 2016
What is Book Aid International?
Book Aid International are the UK’s leading book donation charity who support the development of libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. Established as the Ranfurly Library Service in 1954, the organisation have donated over 30 million books to libraries worldwide.
Every year they send half a million books to community, public, school and academic libraries in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to increase access to the best quality books in some of the poorest areas of the world. Over 300,000 of those books are destined for use by primary and secondary school aged children.
World Book Day works in partnership with schools all over the country and will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children. If you get a book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of the ten exclusive £1 World Book Day books! Alternatively you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book or audio book instead!
These tokens are valid from Monday 29 February–Sunday 27th March 2016.
We love the World Book Day and Book Aid International initiative bringing charity and books together to create a world of difference. Whether you’er taking part in World Book Day or just love reading, you can shop for books, ebooks and audio books via Give as you Live and raise a donation for your chosen charity – at no extra cost.