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World Book Day 2021

Click on the document below and print out your £1 World Book Day Token.

Where can you choose your £1 books?

  • The World Book Day £1 books are a gift to children from participating booksellers, including supermarkets.
  • Families can redeem their £1 token in lockdown OR hold on to it to use later!
  • Parents can use the £1 token when they collect essential shopping. World Book Day's £1 books can be found in major supermarkets as well as bookshop chains, and bookshops on your high street may be open for click and collect.
  • Bookshops are offering new ways to make the £1 books available, even in lockdown.
  • Children can use the ‘Look Insides’ on our website to choose their £1 book.
  • Or, hold on to your token! Bookshops will welcome families when they open again. Participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last. Contact your local bookseller to check if they are able to offer £1 off other titles.
  • Check for information about retailers open near you and contact them for information about ways to redeem the token before you visit.


Create a World Book Day character using… a potato!

Decorate your potato using paint and other craft materials to create eyes, ears, and clothing.

Send your Potato Character photos to and we will display them here.

Watch this video for more ideas.

Puffin and Robin classes are learning all about dinosaurs this term.  Jonny Duddle is the author of the Gigantosaurus stories.  Click on the link below to see him talk about his stories and find out how to draw a dinosaur character of your own.

You can even watch Gigantosaurus on Netflix.

Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30am – Books that Make you LOL!
Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian
Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker.

Thursday 4th March, 10.30am – World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life
Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter.

Friday 5th March, 10.30am  – Books and the Real World
Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell
Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster.

Each event will last approximately 30 minutes. You can find out more about each event on the link below.