World Book Day 2022

Happy World Book Day 2022 to everyone celebrating today, a wonderful opportunity to recognise the value of reading.

On Tuesday 1 March 2022 I attended an event in Parliament to support World Book Day on its 25th Anniversary.

I am delighted that the Early Day Motion I tabled marking this achievement and welcoming this year’s campaign has been signed by 36 Members. The EDM states:

“That this House congratulates World Book Day on celebrating its 25th Anniversary on 3 March 2022; commends its success in distributing 15 million book tokens annually in places of education; notes that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success; further notes that the British economy could be £30 billion larger by 2030 if every child left primary education with the reading skills they need; recognises the importance of children from all backgrounds having the opportunity to choose and own a book; and welcomes World Book Day’s campaign to inspire more children to think of themselves as readers.” (EDM959)