World Book Day 2022

Coming soon to classrooms on Wednesday 2nd March…

In the meantime, check out a host of fantastic resources and competitions to mark the 25th anniversary of World Book Day 2022!

Free audiobooks: Head to World Book Day’s World of Stories where you can enjoy FREE audiobooks including the ever popular-flies-off-the-shelves-in-the-LRC Ultimate Football Heroes Mbappe and abridged classics including Wuthering Heights, all available until 31 March. For further free audiobook websites, do visit Resources & Links –

Free books: remember to pick up your £1 book token from Ms Brown in the LRC to exchange for any of this year’s short yet powerful reads for FREE or get £1 off any book or audiobook of your choice. Our local booksellers are: ASDA Crossharbour or Waterstones in Canary Wharf or Greenwich.

Design a National Book Token Competition 2022: the winning design will be made into a real life National Book Token gift card to be distributed across bookshops nationwide in time for Christmas! And there are National Book Tokens galore to be won too (up to £250 for the school and £100 for yourself; just imagine all those beautiful new books for the LRC). All entries should be produced on A4 paper using a specific entry form. The closing date for entries is Sunday 3rd April 2022. Find out more here or ask Ms Brown in the LRC for an entry form; we will send it off for you.

Author and Illustrator Academy: Whether you’re fleshing out ideas for your own book or just looking for inspiration, World Book Day has a host of ‘Author Academy’ videos which might help you on that journey including workshops from Malorie Blackman, Chris Riddell and Muhammad Khan.

Finally, there will be plenty of surprises in store on the actual day in school too.