The fast food giant is adding a book token in to its meals between february 27 and march 29. Marking the celebration, more than 15m book tokens. National book tokens are usually sent out in the uk and ireland to allow children to choose their own book to read and unlock their imaginations. Were a registered charity, proudly sponsored by national book tokens. World book day is a registered charity with one mission. Our gift cards are accepted in bookshops everywhere.
Every year 15 million book tokens are given to children and young people across the uk. Roald dahl and harry potter provide world book day. For braille and audio call 0303 123 9999 and for large print call 0118 9838275. John smiths, foyles and all good independent bookshops across the uk and. What is the story behind world book day and does every.
When is world book day 2021 and why is it celebrated. Buy gift cards for book lovers online at national book tokens with fast uk delivery. And in an increasingly digital world, there is no better opportunity to get back to books when is world book day 2019. World book day partners with mcdonalds the bookseller. Tokens can be exchanged for books on world book day what is the theme for 2020. World book day 2017 targets giving away 1m books to children.
World book day was designated by unesco as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. From wednesday 5 th february to tuesday 17 th march, the. Every year, world book day falls on the same day in the uk, the first. Campaigners warn of book poverty as uk celebrates world. World book day world book day is a registered charity. To help young people to do that, book tokens are given out at schools, including. We explain when it is this year and what are some fun costume ideas. The aim of it is to celebrate authors, books, illustrators and of course reading. It is a charity event that aims to provide millions of book tokens. World book day 2019 is a global campaign to give every child around the world a book of their own. National book tokens supporting reading for everyone. In fact, its the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by unesco as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The redemption period of the world book day book token is.
The world book day book tokens are valid from thursday 28 february sunday 31 march 2019. Celebrated in over 100 countries around the world, world book day is the uk s largest festival of. If your little one loved visiting our store to pick out a new book to spend their world book day token on. World book day bookshop search booksellers association. World book day is here and with it comes the perfect opportunity to share a love of books and reading with your school. We have a great range of world book day from top brands. The united kingdoms own version of world book day began in 1998, launched by prime minister tony blair at the globe theatre in london. To help young people to do that, book tokens are given. Mcdonalds makes big change to happy meals for world book day.
World book day 2019 is today costume ideas and how to. In the uk the main purpose of the day is to encourage children and other young people to read. Mcdonalds is adding an extra gift in to its happy meals to mark world book day. World book day is usually held on the first thursday in march and as well as experimenting with their dressing up box, children will receive national book tokens. Then all you have to do is take your book home and enjoy it. More than 90% of the uk s libraries are taking part in world book day, through a partnership with the reading agency.
World book day, which this year takes place on 5th march, is now in its 21st year as a charity and has distributed over 300 million world book day tokens to children across the uk and ireland. Thanks to national book tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and. World book day set to give away 14m book tokens books. World book day 2017 targets giving away 1m books to. This is the 23rd year theres been a world book day, and on 5th march 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading.
The world book day book token is also redeemable against any book or audiobook worth. World book day 2019 in the uk and ireland will take place on thursday 7th march. National book tokens are the only gift card welcomed by booklovers and. Mcdonalds happy meal boxes to carry world book day. World book day is the biggest celebration of its kind. One world book day book token should be given to each pupil. Several million schoolchildren in the uk were given a special. In the uk and ireland world book day is on thursday 5 march 2020. World book day proud sponsors of the biggest celebration of books and reading for pleasure in the world. World book day is now in its 21 st year as a charity and has distributed over 300 million world book day tokens to children across the uk and ireland. This date came about after serious thought and lengthy discussion to ensure that we were making the best decision for all participants and our supporters.223 711 780 1499 405 502 1539 1444 659 1391 926 42 91 359 79 1583 1377 1578 986 1606 1079 1067 1624 1645 1223 102 964 1140 1356 441 689 159 1427 1409 1170 1499 437 846 1426 1383 32