World Book Day

Article image
The Guardian view on children’s reading: a gift that should be for all | Editorial
Editorial: With stressed families less likely to have time and money to spare for books, young readers are losing out. It’s time to boost school libraries


03, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

Article image
Roald Dahl is the last thing we should worry about on World Book Day | Frank Cottrell-Boyce
More important than culture-war noise are the multiple threats to British children learning to love books of any kind

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

02, Mar, 2023 @11:42 AM

Article image
‘My baby brother threw up on my jacket’: readers’ World Book Day costume stories
From a failed attempt to dress as Hermione Granger to a Hungry Caterpillar who truly committed to the role, parents and former students on the mad dash to put together a literary outfit

Guardian readers

03, Mar, 2022 @3:48 PM

Article image
Tell us about your underwhelming World Book Day costumes
We would like to hear about your worst costumes ahead of World Book Day on Thursday 3 March

Guardian community team

28, Feb, 2022 @5:21 PM

Article image
World Book Day: five simple costumes anyone can make, even in lockdown
Are you left scrambling for paints and glue-guns every year? Never fear – here are some options that Donna Ferguson and nine-year-old Flora put together in less than 30 minutes

Donna Ferguson

04, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

Article image
World Book Day isn’t about fancy dress (apologies to the boy who went as a giant atlas) | Alice O'Keeffe
Every year, time-poor parents buy Harry Potter and Gruffalo outfits destined for landfill, says the literary critics and journalist Alice O’Keeffe

Alice O'Keeffe

05, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

Article image
Carolee Schneemann, the artist you definitely didn’t hear about at school | Rebecca Nicholson
My curiosity about this shocking revolutionary performer was sparked by the lyrics of a song

Rebecca Nicholson

09, Mar, 2019 @3:30 PM

Article image
Readers' World Book Day costumes – from the Cat in the Hat to Mr Tickle
Here are some of the characters you told us about after late nights on the sewing machine

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

07, Mar, 2019 @3:41 PM

Article image
Show us your World Book Day costumes
Whether you have dressed your child up or you are a teacher who has made their own creation, we’d like to hear from you

Guardian readers

07, Mar, 2019 @9:45 AM

Article image
Campaigners warn of 'book poverty' as UK celebrates World Book Day
Tom Watson, deputy Labour party leader, condemns fall in library borrowing as a ‘scandal’, as organisers encourage parents and children to make use of free book token

Alison Flood

07, Mar, 2019 @6:01 AM

Article image
Give older children story time to halt fall in young readers, urge experts
Publisher Egmont says steep decline in parents reading to children – who thereby learn to read for pleasure – is ‘a significant threat to their wellbeing’

Alison Flood

05, Mar, 2019 @12:01 AM

Article image
Northamptonshire announces 'heavily reduced' libraries plan – on World Book Day
County council implements timetable with immediate effect, leaving 21 libraries open just one day a week – and one food bank to find new location

Alison Flood

01, Mar, 2018 @3:13 PM

1 / 11 pages