World Book Day

World Book Day


World Book Day is an event that is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world, encouraging children to discover the wonderful world of reading and books.


When is World Book Day 2017?


World Book Day always takes place in early March. This year, World Book Day falls on Thursday 2nd March, with World Book Day 2018 on Thursday 1st March and World Book Day 2019 on Thursday 7th March.


The day is celebrated with a whole host of local and national events designed to get children reading. The biggest of these is the 14 million free book vouchers that are issued to schools, which are aimed at getting children into bookshops. These can be exchanged for one of ten free books, or £1 off any other book costing over £2.99.


Costumes for World Book Day


For many kids, the real highlight of World Book day is getting to dress up for school as their favourite book character. Many schools celebrate the event by asking children and teachers to wear book character costumes on the day, producing some amazing, imaginative outfits from their pupils and staff.


For many parents, finding the perfect World Book Day character costume can be a struggle, as they and their children feel under pressure to out do everyone else in the class. But don’t worry, with our wide range of World Book Day fancy dress costumes and accessories for all ages and all interests, you’re sure to find the perfect one this year.


From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, we have World Book Day costumes for boys and World Book Day costumes for girls, with something for every interest and budget. Our easy costume ideas will help your child to really stand out from all those recycled Disney character costumes, putting an original and unusual spin on the celebrations.


We’ve even got a selection of World Book Day costumes for teachers, helping everyone to join in the fun, with characters from Dickens to Roald Dahl.