9th February 2012 at 09:58
Pick a book. Read a book. Share a Story 1 March is World Book Day!Now in its 15th year, it's time to start planning for the biggest World Book Day celebration yet. Here's what to look out for this year:The booksThis year there are EIGHT special pound;1 World Book Day books for children aged 2-12, written by a stellar list of authors and illustratorsThe book tokenMore than 14 million children and young people will receive a pound;1 book token which entitles them to either a FREE pound;1 World Book Day book OR pound;1 off any book or audio book costing pound;2.99 or more. The voucher redemption dates are 27 February-25 March 2012.The World Book Day App for teenscontains six brand new stories by top teen authors including Charlie Higson, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Neil Gaiman plus sample chapters, videos and news that will be updated throughout the year.At the brand new www.worldbookday.com you can:Register NOW to watch THE BIGGEST BOOK SHOW ON EARTH, our online festival on 1 March - a stellar line-up of top authorsillustrators, streamed LIVE into nurseries, schools, bookshops and libraries nationwide. Watch Julia Donaldson, Eoin Colfer, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeremy Strong and Cressida Cowell amongst others!Download targeted World Book Day Resource Packs for nursery, primary and secondary.Download ideas, resources, activities and book recommendations.Find out how children can dress up as a favourite book character to raise money for Book Aid International.Enter our STORYTELLING SUPERSTAR competition to find the nation's best performer of stories for children, who can bring stories to life in the most imaginative way.TELL US WHAT YOU'RE UP TOWe want to show everyone what's happening on World Book Day all over the country, so we'd love to hear what you're planning! There is a new uploading facility in the Events section of www.worldbookday.comso please upload details of your World Book Day activity.JOIN THE CONVERSATIONTwitter - @worldbookdayuk #worldbookdayFacebook - https:www.facebook.comworldbookday2012

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