World Book Day

World Book Day 2020

For World Book Day 2020, children dressed as their favourite book character. With the help of our trusty book supplier who always recommends titles and authors in order to widen the range of our reading material, including both fiction and non-fiction titles, we purchased 40 new titles on the theme of 'Award Winners'. In order to widen and extend children's reading, we purchased books that have won awards e.g. Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, Carnegie Children's Medal etc. These were displayed on our central reading display. Inside each of the books we put a 'recommendations' slip. We encouraged children to share their recommendation in order to help other children to decide what to read next.

We were very impressed with children's creative costumes on World Book Day 2020, inspired by the theme of book characters. Can you guess the book titles from the costumes the children are wearing in the photographs below?

Click on the first photograph below to view our 2020 World Book Day gallery.

Our Parent Forum suggested a 'book swap' event and it was so popular the book swap has become an annual feature of our World Book Day celebrations. In 2020 a lovely range of 152 titles was brought in and children thoroughly enjoyed browsing the titles in order to choose their new book to take home.

Each year we ask the children to help us choose a themed reading collection, through voting in each class. We then display the chosen titles on our chosen theme centrally for children to read and return. We insert a comment slip inside the book jacket so children can enjoy reading the comments about the book from previous readers. Children sign the books in and out and there is always a real buzz about our reading collections. In 2020 we chose 'Award Winners' in order to extend children’s reading with titles that have won awards e.g. Carnegie Children’s Medal, Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize etc. I wonder what will be the theme for our 2021 reading collection?

On World Book Day we launch our annual Reading Challenge. We ask parents to help us record the time that children spend reading at home. We award certificates for 5 hours and 10 hours of reading. A small prize is also awarded to each child who achieves the Ten Hour Reading Challenge. Well done to all the children who completed the challenge in the summer term 2020.

On World Book Day we also launch our annual writing competition. In 2020 children were asked to nominate a book for the ‘Copley Book Award’. Their task was to persuade the reader that their chosen book deserved to be a Copley award-winner by producing a piece of writing explaining why the book is so brilliant. Well done to our 2020 winner - Allegra P-P.

We love visits from the Boggledy Book Fair! The Book Fair is full of well-priced titles at £1, £2 or £3 and all children are invited to select one of the free World Book Day titles too. The children thoroughly enjoy browsing and choosing. Thanks to your support, on 12th March 2020 we were able to choose 56 lovely new titles to add to our classroom bookshelves.

World Book Day 2019

For World Book Day 2019, children voted for our theme and 'All Creatures Great and Small' was chosen. With the help of our trusty book supplier who always recommends titles and authors in order to widen the range of our reading material, including both fiction and non-fiction titles, we purchased 70 new titles. These were displayed on our central reading display. Inside each of the books we put a 'recommendations' slip. We encouraged children to share their recommendation in order to help other children to decide what to read next. After the launch on World Book Day the display was nearly empty as so many books had been borrowed. Over the first four weeks, our new book titles were read 343 times!

Other World Book Day events included a very successful book swap, a dress up day and catwalk assembly, the launch of our annual Reading Challenge (with an 'All Creatures Great and Small' theme of course!) and the launch of a World Book Day poetry competition.

We were very impressed with children's creative costumes on World Book Day 2019, inspired by the theme of 'All Creatures Great and Small' or book characters. Can you guess the animals and book titles from the costumes the children are wearing in the photographs below?

Click on the first photograph below to view our 2019 World Book Day gallery.

World Book Day 2018

For World Book Day 2018, we asked the children to choose our theme. After votes in every class, the children chose the theme of 'Crime-Fighters'. Each class then suggested titles and authors for our chosen theme. We also asked our trusty book supplier to recommend titles and authors in order to widen the range of our reading material, including both fiction and non-fiction titles. We purchased 75 new titles and these were displayed on a central reading display. Inside each of the books we put a 'recommendations' slip. We encouraged children to share their recommendation in order to help other children to decide what to read next. After the launch on World Book Day the display was nearly empty - during the first four weeks our new books had 326 'reads'!

Other World Book Day events included a very successful book swap, a second hand book sale, the launch of our annual Reading Challenge (with a crime-fighting theme of course!) and the launch of our World Book Day competition to inspire a range of writing around the crime-fighting theme.

We were very impressed with children's creative costumes on World Book Day 2018, inspired by the theme of crime-fighters. Can you guess the book titles from the costumes the children are wearing in the photographs below?

Click on the first photograph below to view our 2018 gallery.

World Book Day 2017

We chose 'Magic' as our theme for World Book Day 2017. We purchased lots of new fiction and non fiction titles, including poetry, that all had the theme of magic. These were displayed on a central reading display. Inside each of the books we put a 'recommendations' slip. We encouraged children to share their recommendation in order to help other children to decide what to read next. After the launch on World Book Day the display was nearly empty - over the course of four weeks, the new titles were read over 270 times!

 

We were very impressed with children's creative costumes on World Book Day 2017, inspired by their favourite magical book characters. Can you guess the book titles from the costumes the children are wearing in the photographs below?

Click on the first photograph below to view our 2017 gallery.