World Book Day 2015
Children all across the country will be getting into costume on Thursday 5th March to celebrate World Book Day! This year will mark the 18th anniversary of World Book Day here in the UK and as always it is set to be more exciting than the last.
What Is World Book Day?
World Book Day is an annual event celebrating a passion for books and literature, most commonly celebrated in schools. It helps to encourage children to read and broaden their minds and imaginations. In an age where everyone lives through the internet it can be easy to forget how much fun sitting down with a good book can be.
World Book Day Ltd is a registered charity that gains financing mainly from contributing publishers, the generous sponsorship of National Book Tokens Ltd, some literacy partnerships and other supporters, as well as the participating booksellers who fund the entire cost of Book Token redemption. With this help over 14 million book tokens are distributed throughout schools, book clubs and nurseries across the country. The tokens can then be used by the children to purchase their very own book or to gain discount from books not included in the promotion. For many children this is a huge opportunity and will help them buy their very first book.
What to Expect for 2015
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.
Many schools across the country will be holding themed events for World Book Day and some will even host a ‘book week’ to really promote reading. Throughout the day or week there will be plenty for your little ones to get involved with, such as; shared reading groups, book quizzes, writing stories and designing comics.
Over 40 of the finest children’s authors will be travelling across the UK and Ireland between the 23rd February and the 6th March as part of ‘The biggest Book Show on Earth’. This tour will give children a chance to see up to 6 of their favourite authors and illustrators at once. Those unable to see the tour will be able to watch a series of videos online of the authors talking about their work, so that no one gets left out.
What to Wear?
World Book Day often includes an element of fancy dress whether it’s just certain age groups or the entire school. Students get to pick their favourite book and dress up as a character from it, making it that much more fun! There are plenty of exciting costumes to choose from too.
Roald Dahl books are always extremely popular for this event, so why not dress your little one as the enormous crocodile or a monkey from The Twits? For the girls we have pretty Matilda dresses and even Miss Trunchbull if they like the baddies.
She could be her favourite princess in one of our beautiful Disney costumes. We have them all from classics like Snow White and Cinderella to the new and incredibly popular Elsa.
If you need to cater for little ones and their group of friends why not all band together and get your little book worms into some Where’s Wally and Where’s Wenda costumes? Or if they have more of a sweet tooth, why not get them one of our brand new Oompa Loompa style costumes?
We haven’t forgotten about the teachers either! We have a huge range of stunning costumes and with a book for just about everything, the possibilities are endless. There are gorgeous fairytale dresses, funny characters and awesome animals and we even have thousands of costumes to hire, so if you’re looking for something traditional we’ve got you covered!