world book day

RNIB makes accessible books free for children in the South West for World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday (4 March), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across the South West of England.

The selection of 13 titles aims to support World Book Day’s mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.


Plympton Academy celebrates World Book Day

Staff at Plympton Academy celebrated World Book Day by going to school as their favourite character from literature.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was clearly a firm favourite as the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter all appeared.

Students were encouraged to speak with staff about their favourite books and to ‘share a story’ with Nancy from Oliver Twist, Willy...

Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up to celebrate World Book Day

Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up to celebrate World Book Day

Richard Heddington is a local author living in Plymstock and writes and illustrates the Henry the Hedgegnome books. With the celebration of World Book Day growing every year, there is ever more pressure on parents to dress their children as their favourite book character.

This year saw a new kid on the block in the...

Jurys Inn brings back bedtime stories

Ahead of this year’s World Book Day (March 5), Jurys Inn Hotel Group is set to bring a complimentary children’s library to selected UK hotels, to encourage parents to keep the tradition of bedtime story-telling alive.

Recent studies have indicated that parents in the UK are spending increasingly less time reading to their children at bedtime, or skipping it all together. Additionally,...

Celebrate World Book Day at the library

Plymouth libraries are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5 March with fancy dress rhymetimes for little ones and special visits for schools.

Now in its 18th year, the annual event encourages children to explore the world of books and reading and provides them with a book of their own. It is marked in more than 100 countries around the globe.

Libraries across the city will...

Favourite reads book a place on staircase for World Book Day

A children’s author got to see the title of his book writ large at a Plymouth secondary school when he paid a visit ahead of World Book Day.

A staircase at Stoke Damerel Community College has been decorated to resemble a giant pile of books especially to celebrate the annual event and Marcus Alexander’s latest book Blood and Fire was one of them.

Lesley Wrennall, the College’s...