World Book Day pack

16th February 2001 at 00:00
The World Book Day pack should have arrived in schools by now along with a pound;1 book token for each pupil. Four paperbacks are being published at pound;1 in a limited World Book Day edition: The Gruffalo Song by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler for under-fives, Little Wolf's Postbag by Ian Whybrow and Cloud Wolf by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell for primary pupils, and Shop Dead by Kate Cann for secondary readers. Packs include ideas for events for the big day (March 1) and Bedtime Reading Week (February 26 to March 4), a list of Super Reads and activity ideas, photocopiable worksheets from educational publishers, and a desgn-a-book-token competition. There's also a poster (pictured) to publicise Book Aid International, which will benefit from the day (see www.bookaid.org or tel: 020 7733 3577). Extra copies pound;5 (cheques to World Book Day Limited) from World Book Day Schools' Pack, Education Direct, Unit 11, Lakeside, Neptune Close, Rochester, Kent ME2 4LT. Helpline for queries about redeeming tokens, tel: 01634 729810, fax: 01634 290175, email: wbd@education.co.uk. In Wales, fax: 01970 625385, or email delyth.humphreys@ wbc.org.uk. For details of World Book Day events, see www.worldbookday.com or ask your library or bookshop.


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