As you may know, World Book Day is on the 7th of March.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Daybooks or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at: www.worldbookday.com/books.

Your child’s token can be redeemed at most UK bookshops. Please help your child to use it on or around World Book Day by visiting your local bookshop (if you need help finding one, visit www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch). Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities.

This year we’ll be hosting a costume competition. The prize for the winner will be a £10 book voucher, with the two runner-ups each receiving £5 in book vouchers. Please come dressed as a character from your favourite book. You don’t have go as something crazy, if you’re not a fan of dressing up, you can dress as something simple such as: Where’s Wally, Gregg – from Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Matilda – from Matilda. Costumes will be judged on how creative, accurate and interesting they are.