World Book Day 2022
On Thursday 3rd March we will be celebrating World Book Day. It is a day when we celebrate the children’s favourite authors, illustrators and books.
During the week we will be basing some of our activities around Steve Antony books. Steve Antony 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 book Unplugged, Amazing and Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangle.
On World Book Day each class will have a virtual author visit from Steve Antony, where he will share his stories and show us how to draw as well.
This year, to add even more fun to the event and to bring the children’s favourite books alive, we will be inviting the children to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character.
We would love the children to think of a word which describes their character / colour and bring it on a piece of paper. This will help us with our continued work on improving vocabulary choices.
Ideally, we would like the word to be an adjective (a describing word).
Please see the examples below;
We do not expect parents to go to the expense of buying a new costume - the whole idea is for children to think about character costumes they could create using their imagination and items they already have at home - it gives the children an opportunity to think of all the different books they have read. It is definitely NOT necessary or in any way expected (or encouraged) for this event to cost our families money through costume buying.
World Book Day Book Tokens
World Book Day £1 book tokens will be valid from Thursday 17 February – Sunday 27 March 2022.
On World Book Day, your child will be given a book token. All you need to do is take it along to a participating local bookseller and swap it for one of the World Book Day books! (exclusive, new and completely free.)
Children are invited to recreate a scene from their favourite story, inside a box (shoe box/cereal box etc.). They will be given the opportunity to use and show their box to retell the story to their class during World Book Week. For inspiration, please see this gallery for examples of stories in boxes.
Please note, this is an optional activity. The boxes should be brought to school by Wednesday 23rd February.
We can’t wait to see them.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.