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World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day is just around the corner. On the 2nd March 2023, children from across the UK and Ireland will take part in activities and workshops to bring back the joy of reading. This year the emphasis is on making it YOUR World Book Day, whether that's picking up a new book or even reading for just 10 minutes.

Reading is such an important part of every child's learning and development. It sparks creativity, connects them to the world around them and encourages them to understand different lives and perspectives. Through reading, children can find a friend and feed their fantastic imaginations, all while building their vocabulary. Books are also an incredibly powerful way to connect to a child and show them diverse role models.

Celebrate World Book Day and the joy of reading with the NSPCC! They have hundreds of books to choose from. Take a look below at our favourite books which can help you have important conversations with children around their safety, mental health and equality.

1. Pantosaurus and the power of PANTS.

Pantosaurus can’t wait to wear his new pants. Dinodad says they’ll give him special powers! But, when Pantosaurus has a problem at school, will his super pants give him the power to speak up? This bright and playful children's book is perfect for reading with younger children and can also spark important questions about helping to keep them safe.

2. 101 things for kids to do screen free.

From creating a mini golf course to mastering hands-free eating, from squirt gun painting to microwave mug cakes, every single activity in this book is fun, easy and 100 per cent screen free.

3. Amazing Muslims that changed the world.

This book boasts a treasure trove of pirate queens, athletes, warriors, scientists, actors, and mathematicians, as well as courageous ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things.

4. Big Questions from Little people.

Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever? Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. Here are the expert answers you need with help from: David Attenborough, Heston Blumenthal and Kate Humble to name a few.

5. Climate Rebels.

Climate change is happening, now. These are true stories to make you think, make you cry, make you hope - and to make us all stand together and protect the only world we have.

6. Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black history.

This book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop culture icons, including writer James Baldwin and artist Aaron Douglas.

7. Little people, Big Dreams: Elton John.

Children can discover the life of Elton John, the piano wizard who rocketed to stardom with his music. This book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician's life.

8. The Last Garden.

Inspired by true events in Syria and war gardens around the world and throughout history, The Last Garden is a thoughtful, tender story of hope, touching on issues of conflict and migration, from a talented debut picture book pairing.

9. Julian at the Wedding.

The star of Julian Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return in this charming story of friendship, acceptance and celebration. Julian finds a new friend at a wedding to be remembered, before they set off for some magic and mischief of their own.

10. What are feelings?.

This thoughtful book explores happiness, sadness, anger, fear and worry in a friendly and approachable way.

These are just a few of the many books sold by the NSPCC! Their shop includes books on everything from mindfulness, science and the environment, to helping keep children safe. Every sale supports the crucial work they do year-round to keep children safe. Head over to their online shop to see their full collection now.