World Book Day 2013

World Book Day 2013World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

In the UK and Ireland, World Book Day is on Thursday 7 March 2013. In other countries World Book Day takes place at a different time of year – usually in April.