World Book Day 2019 will take place on Thursday 7th March 2019 and aside from the World Book Day books, the theme is ‘Share a Story’, with a range of new initiatives that will help to get even more books directly into the hands of children and young people, especially those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them.
A registered charity, World Book Day is the world’s biggest campaign to provide every child and young person in the country with a book of their own. World Book Day is supported by sponsor National Book Tokens and brings together the bookselling and publishing industries with expanded list of new £1 titles, created to appeal to the widest possible range of children and young people, tastes and abilities, catering for all age groups, from toddler to teen.
World Book Day was originally created by UNESCO and first celebrated in April 1995.
In the UK and Ireland, book tokens are sent to all UK Primary Schools and can be redeemed at participating bookshops during the week of World Book Day – but only in person, not online.