World Book Day
Parkgate's World Book Day 2023
This year we invited you to make a toilet roll character a from a book/graphic novel/comic book or something/someone from a non-fiction book.
We had lots of amazing creations, with a winning entry from each year group plus an over all winner. Congratulations to Ruby (3R, with Stick Man), Olivia (4H, with Matilda), Lewis (5P, with Marcus Rashford), Jacob (6F, with Saphira from Eragon) and overall winner Saadique (3R, with 3 Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf).
There were lots of fabulous reading and booky activities in class throughout the week organised by Miss Osborne (my particular favourite was the Book Blanket). It was also really lovely to see lots of families join us in the library after school for our Family Library Drop-Ins. And finally, the children also went home with a World Book Day book and WBD voucher to exchange or spend in bookshops and supermarkets.
We had such a great Book Week!
World Book Day in the UK is celebrated every year on the first Thursday of March. Publishers and booksellers come together to give children a token to exchange for one of the WBD books, so you get a book for FREE! Or you can get £1 off any other book. Check out the The World Book Day website (click on the above banner) - it is an amazing place to explore. Not just for World Book Day but all year round!
Great things to do includes:
- watch booktrailers
- make and do
- watch author videos
- read book extracts
- check out author & illustrator masterclasses which include videos and teacher’s resources
- brief themed booklists
- recommended reads
- expert story writing tips
- teaching guides & resource packs for particular books & authors
Also on the website under the Inspiration heading, World of Stories podcasts has a selection of free audiobooks. It includes The Truth Pixie, 13-Storey Treehouse, The Jungle Book and more.
World Book Day at Parkgate
Although we celebrate the joy of reading throughout the year, we make an even bigger thing of it during the week of the national World Book Day. This normally falls on the first Thursday of March each year, although we usually celebrate it on the Friday.
We often do several activities, which can include a sale/ bookswap, lunchtime reading, World Book Day library and foyer display, giving out the WBD tokens and the last few years we have also given out a free WBD book and a bookmark. There are also fun booky-related activities and learning in the classrooms.
On top of this, we always do a competition. Yay! Have a look below at the different competition themes and see the fun we've had doing this.
Potato Parade 2022
Previous World Book Days