Can you come up with a book themed word for each letter of the alphabet? Here's our book alphabet challenge page to print and distribute.
World Book Day is recognised by over 100 countries around the world. It will be celebrated on 2nd March 2017 and its purpose is to encourage reading and a love of books in children. Your child's school may well be holding a World Book Day event or fancy dress day, but it is also a great excuse to get involved at home. We've pulled together all of our Books and Reading resources here, and added a few new ones, to get you started.
Dressing Up for World Book Day
- Here are some specific World Book Day costume ideas, compiled over the years. Most are easy to put together in a jiffy.
- A more extensive collection of costume ideas, many with ways for the kids to get involved in the making.
- Our printable animal masks might help for last minute costumes!
Book and Reading Related Resources
More Useful World Book Day Resources
Here's a simple picture of a story book for kids to print and colour in. Just click the link below for our printable version.
This book frame can be used in many ways, and comes in three varieties: blank, one side lined and the other left unlined for a picture, and both sides lines.
What are all these book-related words? This book vocabularly worksheets asks children to describe them.
Here's a books colouring page featuring a stack of children's books to colour in.
Here's a fun way to keep a reading list! Just get the kids to write the names of the books (and maybe the authors) on the spines and covers on the picture.
Children can trace the dotted lines of these books - quite tricky as there are lots of straight lines involved!
These bookmarks are quick to print and cut out and they look particularly nice if you use a punch to curve the corners and then laminate them.
These lovely colouring bookmarks are sure to go down well with the kids! Print onto card and cut out in advance, then hand them out to be coloured in.
It looks like these kids have some reading to do! Colour them in - and maybe write the names of your favourite books on the spines too?
This lovely bright printable poster will brighten up the classroom, library or nursery, and hopefully remind children of how much fun it is to read books!
Encouraging your child to read a wide variety of books is probably the best education you can give them - but sometimes it seems an uphill struggle!
How many smaller words can the kids make out of the letters in WORLD BOOK DAY? Try this as a solo challenge, as a race against the clock, or against other kids.
"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers." This quote by Laura Bush sits on a black and white photo of a boy enjoying a book in a library.
Coming up with one word for each letter of the alphabet, all to do with the library, isn't going to be easy! Print out our library alphabet challenge and give it a go...
Available in either colour or black and white, this library books tracker will keep the family organised - and it looks great out on display, too.
You don't have to guess where these children are coming from - the library!
You might display this lovely colourful library poster at school or at home to remind kids to go to the library - or in the library itself!
Our library scavenger hunt is a brilliant way to get the kids involved at the library and help them discover everything that's on offer.
Hunt through our fun library word search puzzle to find the library-themed words! There's a picture for the kids to colour in too, if they like.
Ask the children to choose five of their favourite books and illustrate them for this picture gallery printable. This might make a good end-of-summer-holiday activity.
Here are some of our favourite quotes about reading, turned into bookmarks with appealing illustrations - perfect to cut out and give to kids!
A little girl enjoys reading a story with her Grandma in this pretty colouring page. Why not send it to Grandma with a letter or a note on the back?
Our reading worm makes learning to read new words fun!
There are lots of different types of story genres hidden in this word search. Can you find them all?
Here's a cute story time poster to display in your story corner or bring out when it is story time.
Ask young children what they like most about school, and many will answer story time! Here's some story time story paper that they can use to write about it, or to make up a story...
This colouring page shows the best part of the school day - when teacher gets out a story and reads to the children!
Here's a lovely colouring page of a peaceful story time scene in the classroom. There's lots of detail to make it interesting to colour in.
We love books, and we love the heart shape of this pretty book too!
We thought it would be fun to make a colouring page that reminded children that it's time to visit the library - so here it is!
If your kids love to visit the library, they won't need this poster. If, however, they need a little prompting that it's time to visit the library - here's the poster for them!
Here's another boggler puzzle challenge, this time for World Book Day. How many words - using adjacent letters - can the kids make from the letters on the board?
Your child needs to dress up for World Book Day at school tomorrow and you're stuck for inspiration?
I love this printable!
Here's a word search puzzle for World Book Day with all sorts of "book" words to find, ready to print and hand out.