World Book Day 2021
All About World Book Day
World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development).
Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.
World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
The World Book Day website https://www.worldbookday.com/ is full of fantastic reading resources.
Find out more- resources and activities for all ages.
Each child will receive a World Book Day token which are valid from Thursday 18th February to Sunday 28th March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28th March while stocks last.
Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School Author's Day
Today, Thursday 4th March 2021, we are celebrating World Book Day. It is a day when we celebrate the children’s favourite authors, illustrators and books.
As we are unable to welcome everyone on-site at the moment due to COVID restrictions, we have planned a variety of activities everyone can access, both at home and at school.
Today we are having an “Author's Day”. We are celebrating this exciting day by making links with four special authors. All four of our authors have left us personal messages in their videos. Click on the names below to see their messages, stories and workshops.
The award-winning children's poet and author Paul Cookson will deliver a workshop and read some of his humorous poems via a video link. Paul is the author of many collections of modern and very funny poems.
Steve Antony will read one of his books. Steve is an award-winning writer and illustrator of 20 picture books and best known for his ongoing ‘Mr Panda’ series which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. His other books include the award-winning modern classic ‘The Queen's Hat’, ‘Unplugged’, ‘Amazing and Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangle’.
Local teacher and children’s author, Sophie Wilkinson, will be telling us all about how to become an author and giving some top tips for young writers. She will read us a small sample of her book ‘Invisible Ed’ which addresses children’s mental health and emotional issues through the eyes of a child.
Ruth Pereira is an author from Yorkshire and a Mum of 2 young boys. She is going to read her first book to us entitled ‘Little Fluff’ which follows a polar bear on his adventure and looks at the question ‘Why does Santa live in the North Pole?’ Ruth has also recently released the book ‘Wand’, based on the question ‘How were unicorns created?’ Can you make your own polar bear to be featured on the author’s web page?
Create a book character
This year for World Book Day we decided to do something different, so instead of the children dressing up, as many children are at home, we are asking the children to decorate a potato or stone as a book character, so everyone can join in. There are lots of different ideas online if you need some inspiration. Children can send their photos of their potatoes in throughout the week and we will make a video of them all at the end of the week.