World Book Day 2023 - 2nd March

World Book Day 2023 - 2nd March

As the UK approaches its 26th year of celebrating World Book Day, we take a moment to learn about Why?

World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. 

The UK and Ireland celebrated their first World Book Day in 1997 encouraging young people to discover the pleasure of reading. It has been said that spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success.

The creators of World Book Day wanted to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is without doubt, the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

How wonderful would it be for more children from all walks of life and varied backgrounds to have a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and therefore improving life chances that this could bring them.

World Book Day founder, Baroness Gail Rebuck, recalls “We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.”

World Book Day 2023 will be on 2 March 2023. For more information, go to

Lets encourage our children to come together and join in the fun of reading for pleasure.

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