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World Book Day 2023: activity ideas, resources, lesson plans, worksheets and more!

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Are you organising World Book Day 2023 for your class or school?

Here at Plazoom, we have a huge range of resources to support teachers to plan exciting, engaging and purposeful activities to celebrate all things book-related! To make your life easier, we’ve listed some of our favourites (with hyperlinks, so you can download them in moments) within this single, handy PDF document.

Open the World Book Day 2023 Plazoom Resources Guide to find activities listed for each age range. Use it to help organise a fun-filled World Book Day for your class, and share it with colleagues. All the hard work involved in hunting for suitable resources, activity ideas, worksheets and more has been done for you!

The World Book Day lesson suggestions cover a broad range of activities suitable from Early Years to Year 6, and include resources built around fantastic books and author podcasts to share in the classroom, as well as quick tasks such as book review templates, so you can plan a day of celebration that works for your school.

Have a great World Book Day!

What is World Book Day?

On World Book Day, we celebrate the joy of books and reading all around the world - over 100 countries now mark the day. WBD was launched by UNESCO in 1995, with the first WBD in UK and Ireland taking place in 1997.

When is World Book Day 2023?

World Book Day 2023 will take place on 2 March 2023.

Is World Book Day a charity?

Yes, it is sponsored by National Book Tokens https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/

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