World Book Day 2021

02 March 2021

This year’s World Book Day celebrations will be different from those in previous years, but ‘different’ doesn’t necessarily mean less exciting! There are many ways that students can get involved from home…


Members of our Library team are running competitions (with prizes!) to celebrate the most exciting book day of the year!

Students – have a go at the following activities:

Do a Tom Gates-inspired doodle! It can include a picture of you, your name, pets or whatever your imagination comes up with. Click here to find out more about Tom Gates books. 

Design your own book cover of your story during lockdown.

Try to recreate the title of a story using Emoji.

Take a photo of your masterpiece and e-mail it to Entries must be sent in by Friday 5 March!

FREE World Book Day Events

There are many live World Book Day events taking place via YouTube this week! Check out the World Book Day YouTube channel or visit to find out more. You’ll be able to watch all of the events time and time again after they’ve been broadcast.

Other Resources

You can find a host of fantastic World Book Day-themed resources via the World Book Day website. Click here to access the website.

World Book Day Tokens

World Book Day tokens will be given to pupils upon their return to school. Pupils can either swap their £1 book tokens for one of the new and exclusive World Book Day books OR get £1 off any book or audiobook costing £2.99 or more in bookshops and supermarkets.


This week, Year 7 and 8 pupils have been taking part in fun-filled World Book Day-themed activities as part of their English lessons, including: 

  • Virtual book clubs, discussing their favourite books;
  • Designing a book character and recording a video of them introducing themselves; 
  • World Book Day Kahoot quizzes;
  • Recommended reads.