Celebrated for more than 20 years, World Book Day sees authors, illustrators and readers alike celebrate literature and dress up as their favourite characters. Here’s all you need to know about the event – and some crucial last-minute costume ideas…
The aim of World Book Day is to celebrate books and reading and is marked in a total of 100 countries around the world.
Both primary schools and secondary schools up and down the country take part as a way of encouraging children to see reading as a hobby.
Many schools run special activities to show how reading books can be fun and to allow kids to discover new authors.
For World Book Day, Dunoon Primary School brought in their favourite book and a comfy pillow to lean on. When the afternoon came they spent it peacefully reading with their friends. It was also a non-uniform day. Overall Dunoon Primary enjoyed the day and are looking forward to next year!