World Book Day

Parents Become 'Competitive' On Kids' World Book Day Outfits

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

World Book Day might be all about the kids, but parents seem to be feeling the pressure to buy or create the best outfit. Seven out of 10 parents,...

There's a Book for Everyone, So Get Reading

Diana Gerald | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents
Diana Gerald

World Book Day [this year on 3 March] is a compelling celebration of books and reading which is recognised by UNESCO and is marked in 100 countries worldwide. It is a wonderful reminder to celebrate all that books bring us and what a source of great pleasure, and fun, they are to us and young readers.

How to Survive World Book Day - Next Year

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The mention of World Book Day makes me break out into a cold sweat. I love getting lost in a good book. I love sharing books from my childhood with my children, and discovering new ones. I love the idea behind World Book Day.

Quick, Easy Costume Ideas for World Book Day

Tes Macpherson | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Tes Macpherson

There's nothing more likely to strike fear into the hearts of parents and PTAs than the bedtime cries of "Muuuuuuuum, Daaaaad! I need a costume for school tomorrow!" Especially if, like me, your attempt at a pin-cushion during school needlework class was mistaken for an ashtray.

The 10 Most Popular World Book Day Characters On Pinterest

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Parents

In the week leading up to World Book Day, parents are usually frantically trying to decide with their kids what book character costume they can create...

14 Easy Costume Ideas For World Book Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

Dressing up for World Book Day at school is an exciting change to the ordinary school uniform for children. But for parents, this means getting you...

World Book Day 2015: Is It Time for You to Leave YOUR Philosophical Footprint on the World?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

This week we celebrated World Book Day, but I want to urge you to use the event as an opportunity to remind yourself of those books which have most influenced you at any point in your life.

Don't Judge a Kid By Its Costume

Mark Bryce | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bryce

A lot has been written about World Book Day, and rightly so.A celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. Shared in over one hundred countries. A beautifully uncomplicated premise in an otherwise complicated world. And yet, like any parade, some people can't wait to piss on it. The main target of their ire, dressing up.

Why World Book Day Is a Treat Not a Test for Parents

Jenny Laville | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Jenny Laville

There's a rush on at Hobbycraft, Facebook is filled with kids in cardboard, and A&E is experiencing higher than average craft-glue related injuries. Yes folks it's World Book Day, the date circled red on every parent's calendar

Boy, 11, Dressed As Erotic Character From Fifty Shades Of Grey Excluded From World Book Day

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

An 11-year-old boy was excluded from his school’s World Book Day celebrations for wearing a Fifty Shades of Grey costume. Liam Scholes, 11, arri...

Female Authors Who Rock Today's Literary World

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To mark the oh-so glorious World Book Day (and ahead of International Women's Day), we've rounded up some of the best female authors making their mark...

This World Book Day Tweet Proves Ministry Of Justice Doesn't Get Irony

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The Ministry of Justice has marked World Book Day today with a tweet that describes how reading could help rehabilitate prisoners. Which appears perfe...

Books Are What Make Us Civilised

Marcus Sedgwick | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Sedgwick

In America, Tom Paine's writings spurred the revolution for independence. Or closer to our own time; consider how the Nazis burnt books of which that they were scared. It's easy to see that books have power if they are being fought over because of the ideas they contain.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It was quite the week on Twitter, oh yes. Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie broke the record for the most retweeted photo ever - while David Cameron's tw...

Funding a Future Generation: Is Global Education on the Right Track?

Kat Pugh | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

n a Western society, words are everywhere. Adverts on the tube, bus on billboards. There are words on our mobile phones, we can get apps which tell us the latest news, which tells us what is trending and which celebrity is pregnant, has been arrested or has overdosed...

PICTURES: Books With Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, here's a nice discovery just in time for World Book Day. It's Corpus Libris (Books With Bodies) - the Tumblr of a woman called Emily Pullen. ...

How to Create the World Book Day Authors of Tomorrow

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

Getting children to love reading and writing can prove to be a challenge, especially with television, films and games being it's most harsh competitors. Having some family reading time can be very powerful. If your child sees you replacing TV with books then they are more likely to be inspired to get excited about it too.

The Day I Went Back to School...

Alix Long | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

There aren't many times in your life when you can look back to a seemingly insignificant moment in time and say, "I really think I made a difference there." But that moment happened to me only two weeks ago now, and it's still a day I look back on with a smiles, laughter... and a grimace. Are you sure you want to know the tale? Well, okay then. You asked for it.

Justin Bieber, Hugo Chavez And More: The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

(Obviously the three people in the headline above being listed in order of importance.) Yes, this was the week of the late Justin Bieber - and the ...

Getting a First Children's Book Published

Malcolm Cossons | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Malcolm Cossons

I am in the curious position of being about to realise a life-long dream - that of having a book published and, even more cherished, a children's book at that.

Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

As Gathered Light, a collection of Joni Mitchell's poetry is about to hit the book shelves, I speak with writers Lisa and John Sornberger about their long time kinship with the songwriter's work and compiling the Joni endorsed collection. 

Ten of the Best Toddler Reads for World Book Day

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Armstrong

There is, I hear, a thing called 'extreme reading'. From what I can tell, this involves being photographed wielding a book in an odd - preferably unco...

PICTURES: World Book Day Constumes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

It's World Book Day, an annual event designed to encourage parents to read to their kids, as well as an opportunity for children top dress up as some ...

'Find The Time To Read' Urges Camilla

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cornwall has begged non-book lovers to begin a new chapter in their lives and start reading. Camilla, who says she has fond memories...

Happy World Book Day 21st Century Style

Helena Gillespie | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Gillespie

Happy World Book Day - I hope you find a space in your day to curl up with something good to read. But in these days of the read/write web, Kindles, ebooks and social networking, I think it's a good day to celebrate literacy of all kinds.