It’s World Book Day!

Cassie Chadderton, chief executive of World Book Day, said: “Year on year, the evidence grows that World Book Day is having a positive impact on the reading behaviour of our children and young people. By putting more books directly into the hands of children and young people and, at the same time, encouraging everyone, everywhere to get into the habit of sharing stories regularly, World Book Day is helping create readers for life.”

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I hope that you, your children or grandchildren are taking part in some of the wonderful events happening across the country today. Here are some of the events happening today, to see more go to World Book Day

This year the Official @WorldBookDayUK bedtime story will be a reading of The Witches by the wonderful Stanley Tucci. Tune in to our Facebook page at 7pm GMT on #WorldBookDay

The Book Nook: World Book Day at The Book Nook, Hove. 0930 – 1700. Celebrate with lots of fun activities at the bookshop. Children can exchange their token for a free book, or £1 off a book costing £2.99 or more until March 29th

Pickering Library: Date: 1.00 – 2.30 pm | Suitable for children aged 1-5 years. Join children’s author Sarah Coyle and the volunteers at Pickering Library for a fun story-time and more. Celebrate World Book Day in Pickering.

National Trust: Petworth House and Park: 06 March 2020 @ 10am – World Book Day has descended – Can you find the ‘Pufflings, hiding in the Servants’ Quarters shop? Join in on free storytelling sessions at 11am and 2pm on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March. Come dressed as your favourite character and receive a free badge which gives you a free hot drink in our café (tea, coffee, hot chocolate)
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  • Aberconwy House, Conwy
  • Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn
  • Chirk Castle, Wrexham
  • Colby Woodland Gardens, near Amroth, Pembrokeshire
  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas
  • Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron
  • Powis Castle, Welshpool
  • Tredegar House, Newport

Follow what’s happening in Wales for World Book Day @WBDWales

Cardiff Children’s LitFest – 25 & 26 April 2020

The Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is back and its had a makeover! The award-winning family festival returns with an exciting new format and an inspiring programme of authors, illustrators and workshops, all taking place on one jam-packed weekend in City Hall and National Museum, Cardiff so why not come and spend the day with us!

There are two additional Welsh-language books available only in Wales.

Darllen gyda Cyw by Anni Llŷn, which follows the tales of popular S4C favourites Cyw and her friends.  (Published by Y Lolfa)

Stori Cymru – Iaith a Gwaith by Myrddin ap Dafydd (Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)

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