- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. The aim of the campaign is to encourage parents and carers everywhere to share a story with their children for ten minutes a day. Each child will be given a £1 book token for World Book Day, taking place on Thursday 5 March 2020, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book.
I hope parents, grandparents and carers will take time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day, and every day after. Sharing stories together, at home or school, in the library or in the park, on a bus or train – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future.