World Book Day is 11 years old

Created as a way of getting more kids into books, this reading initiative is almost an adolescent.

Get caught reading

World Book Day is now largely a schools run event with many schools up and down the country encouraging kids to dress up as their favourite literary character.

Get involved

Check out what’s happening in your area by visiting the website. To our knowledge you can’t yet follow World Book Day on Twitter but, who knows, maybe next year.

World Book Day 1998

Take a look at how it was back then when we launched World Book Day here in the UK back in 1998.