Celebrate World Book Day!

Resources team
26th February 2020

Ignite your pupils' imaginations with these engaging World Book Day resources

Thursday 5th March marks World Book Day when learners of all ages from schools up and down the country will come together to celebrate their favourite authors, illustrators, books and, of course, reading! So why not get your class or form group involved? Encourage them to explore the pleasures of reading with this selection of activity ideas for both primary and secondary students.

Resources for younger learners

World Book Day Activity Booklet

Included in this booklet are printable activities detailed below,a template to make monster corner bookmarks, and World book day hats which the children can draw their favourite book onto and certificates, activities include:
What I came dressed as
My friends on world book day
Character Selfies
Character Thoughts and feelings
Story time book review
Book Bunting
Book Balloons
My Favourite book
By littlemisstechnical

Best Costume Certificate: World Book Day

A decorative certificate to award children wearing the best costume on World Book Day. Printable and ready to use.

By Simon_H

World Book Day Activities Pack

I created this pack for World Book Day 2014. It contains various book activities including: writing a character profile, a diary entry, an author interview, a quiz, designing a new book cover and blurb and making a word search. You can adapt it to suit your year group and can be used for any fiction/narrative book.
By katerinaa

World Book Day Primary Assembly

For this year’s World Book Day celebrations we’ve created a special assembly plan and Powerpoint presentation for Primary Schools. This really is the easiest way to run a World Book Day assembly—feel free to adapt and edit the slides according to your time and setting.
By WorldBookDay

WORLD BOOK DAY Quiz / Task Cards

Celebrate this year's World Book Day with this fun activity!

The activity is mainly aimed at lower KS2.

A set of 24 task cards with multiple choice questions about the books and characters children are familiar with. Recording sheet and answer sheet included.

Can be used as table tasks or hidden around the classroom for a fun hunt activity.
By hoppytimes

World Book Day Quiz & Answers - Primary

World Book Day 2011, the UK’s largest celebration of books and reading, will take place on Thursday 3 March 2011, celebrating 14 years of encouraging the young and old to share their love of books and reading. A WBD literature quiz.
By Tes English

Resources for older learners

Book Taboo - book, author guessing game

book, quiz, reading, world book day, wbd, worldbookday, literacy, literary, literature, library, library lesson, taboo, articulate,
By missedutton

100 fiction books all students should read before leaving secondary school

This is TES' top 100 books to read before you leave secondary school, as voted by teachers. From The Time Machine to 1984, download this resource to take a journey through the top 100 books teachers have recommended for students at key stages 3 and 4...
By TES_Editorial

World Book Day Quiz

A quiz for use with classes or form-groups for World Book Day. The powerpoint contains the questions, the pdf file for groups to choose their answers and the word document contains the answers for the teacher.
By John Iona

'Book Ninjas' Library Tasks

30 engaging tasks for students to complete in the library. I created these little library challenge cards for my boys group who really engaged with them! The idea is that ninjas are silent and focused and a class in the library should be too. These vary in ability and challenge and be easily adapted!

Suitable for KS2 or KS3!
By MissCResources

Book club discussion questions

24 question cards for students to use as prompts for book club discussion. I keep a laminated set with me and then students take it in turns to draw cards and answer the question. They make for great discussion!

By LikeAnExpert

Book Covers

A PowerPoint which can be used as an introductory lesson to learn something about your new class whilst teaching them the skills of summarising and appealing to an audience. Great for use at the start of a year if wanting work for displays. Includes option of peer assessment.

Can also be used as an independent cover lesson.

For use with KS3 or even year 5&6.
By sugardumpling

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