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Learn about World Book Day. Some people like to read the biographies of the most influential people in history, like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi. Many of you will be dressing up as your favourite book characters for World Book Day. Here's everything you need to know about the event. What with all the panic about trying to think up a costume for their kids on World Book Day, the real meaning of the annual event can get lost.

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading around the world. You can vote here. World Book Day is for school children of all ages, with the primary aim of encouraging children to explore book and the joy of reading. But the first ever World Book Day in the world took place on the 23 April The idea of celebrating books at the end of April originally came from booksellers in Catalonia, Spain, in This was when writer Vicente Clavel Andres wanted to honour fellow author Miguel de Cervantes who died on this date. Once your child receives their voucher, they can take it to a local bookseller and pick one of ten exclusive new books to take home for free. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.

Lots of children also dress up in costumes to go to school as their favourite characters. Loads of you have dressed up for World Book Day Watch this to see some of your amazing costumes. Is World Book Day just about dressing up? While that may be a very fun part of the day, it's not what it's all about.

When is World Book Day 2019 and what are the best ideas for costumes?

The main aim is to get young people to read and love books. Often schools will ask pupils who come in costume to donate money to a charity, such as Book Aid International, which means books can be sent to children in other countries. Why do we have World Book Day? There are lots of reasons that people believe that World Book Day is important. Others may not have their own books at home, so the tokens can provide them with an opportunity to get their first book.

The World Book Day charity did some research in and found that for 1 in 4 kids, the book they bought with their token was the first one they owned. It also found that the day inspired lots of young people to read more than they may already do.

We want to know what you think about World Book Day. Do you enjoy it? Do you think it's important and why? What will you be doing to mark it this year? Let us know in the comments below. Not only that, though. We want to see all of your amazing costumes! There were some seriously impressive World Book Day costumes last year.

What is the story behind World Book Day and does every country celebrate it?

Can you top them this year, we wonder? Don't send:. Anne Frank's diary: Books that have changed the world. Why is World Book Day important?

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Is World Book Day just about dressing up? Why do we have World Book Day?

Focus is also on discussing various issues pertaining to the world of authors, publishers, distributors etc.

However, unlike other such days, there are no themes decided as such by UNESCO each year, although there is a specific topic around which programs are organized every year. Apart from that, there are traditions on the day which are specific to some countries. The tradition of exchanging books in Spain has already been talked about.

There is also the tradition of organizing a reading marathon spanning two days in Spain, at the end of which an author is given the coveted Miguel de Cervantes prize by the King of Spain. In Sweden, writing competitions are organized across schools and colleges. April 23 is the St.

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