Share a Story this World Book Day!

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World Book Day returns on 1st March 2018 marking the biggest annual celebration of reading, offering a special line-up of authors, titles, events and activities for all to get involved.
 
For 2018, the nation is invited to ‘Take 10’ and Share a Story, recognising the positive impact that reading together for only 10 minutes a day can have. Parents, teachers and children are encouraged to go beyond dressing up and reignite a love of shared reading and the sense of wellbeing that it brings.
 
Special edition titles will be released at the exclusive price of £1 (€1.50 in Ireland), or free in exchange for a £1 World Book Day book token, including family favourites from Clare Balding, Pamela Butchart, Julian Clary, Tom Fletcher, Andy Griffiths, Nadiya Hussain. Titles from Marvel’s the Avengers, Mr Men and Paddington are also up for grabs.
 
Working with booksellers and publishers, World Book Day are targeting teenagers and young adults in their own online spaces as well as offering a choice of books instore, encouraging a celebration of books and reading. The full-length titles will be available at the exclusive price of £2.50 or £1.50 with a World Book Day token (special World Book Day editions in participating retailers only) and include favourites John Green (An Abundance of Katherines), Frances Hardinge (Fly by Night), Penny Joelson (I Have No Secrets), TaranMatharu (Summoner: The Novice) and Benjamin Zephaniah (Gangsta Rap).
 
Stats showed last year that 89.5% of all children were aware of and had in some way engaged with World Book Day with 1 in 4 children (and 1 in 3 children receiving free school meals) purchasing their first ever book with their World Book Day token.
 
The World Book Day Award returns, teaming up with the Flying Fergus series of books by Sir Chris Hoy, Joanna Nadin and Clare Elsom. All three join the judging panel giving schools the chance to win libraries of books. Every child that enters will receive a certificate signed by the team and the winning school will be visited by Chris Hoy, Joanna Nadin and Clare Elsom to deliver their prize.
 
Alongside activity on World Book Day itself, the charity will be running a national tour of
author/illustrator events in theatre venues around the country, ‘The Biggest Book Show on Earth’, from 26 February to 3 March. The stellar line-up for 2018, which will feature 35 authors and illustrators, will visit six locations throughout the UK and Ireland including; Dublin, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Doncaster, Brighton and Newcastle.
 
For more information visit www.worldbookday.co.uk
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