Live Author Events
The line-up includes:
- Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30am – Books that Make you LOL!
Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian
Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker
- Thursday 4th March, 10.30am – World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life
Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter
- Friday 5th March, 10.30am – Books and the Real World
Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell
Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster
Each event will last approximately 30 minutes. You can find out more about each event, and submit a question for your favourite author, at the links provided on the webpage.
A range of free Audio Books to listen to:
From Kevin and Katie Tsang’s captivating story of Dragon Mountain, to Matt and Tom Oldfield’s Ultimate Football Heroes’ story of Marcus Rashford, WBD have free audiobooks for readers with all sorts of interests. Updated regularly with new and free audio books.
Author and Illustrator Master Class Academy
WBD has teamed up with the author and illustrators of this year £1 books to create some online lessons. Each inspirational ‘lesson’ is a complete package with downloadable activities, creative challenges, resources and extracts to go with each video.
Share a story Corner
Some Julia Donaldson audio books with resources available to download.
- The token will also be on McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes through February and March, and in some children’s magazines.
- Children and families can start using their £1 Book Token from Thursday 18 February. To ensure that children have more time to use their token, participating bookshops will honour tokens beyond the 28 March, whilst stocks last. Families can redeem their £1 token in lockdown OR hold on to it to use later.
- Children can use the ‘Look Insides’ on each of the £1 book pages on the World Book Day website to choose their £1 book and parents/carers can use the £1 token when they collect essential shopping. https://www.worldbookday.com/books/
- Please check https://booksellers.org.uk/wbd for information about retailers open and contact them for information about ways to redeem the token before you visit.