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World Book Day 2013

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 7th March 2013

WBD2013_turquoise_rightMarch is quite a busy month for literature lovers - not only was yesterday World Read Aloud Day (and we're still recovering from all the read aloud fun), but today it's World Book Day. We're certainly enjoying having reading in the spotlight here at The Reader Organisation!

World Book Day 2013 is being celebrated in great style, with lots of great book events happening in the UK, as well as an online festival that can be caught from anywhere in the world. 'The Biggest Book Show on Earth' is happening for one hour only, 11am-12pm today, featuring nine big name bestselling authors and illustrators, including Liz Pichon, Francesca Simon and Anthony Horowitz. A show not to be missed! As ever, school kids can also get their hands on £1 World Book Day tokens which will allow them to get one of eight special World Book Day titles for free or money off a wide range of other books and audiobooks.

It's the perfect day to pick up a book, and one ideal choice is A Little, Aloud for Children. For World Read Aloud Day yesterday you'll have seen that we had fun reading 'The Secret', yet there's plenty more great stories to share, all packed into its pages. If you've been enjoying a Little, Aloud for Children for a while now, or if you're just discovering it in just in time for World Book Day, why not tell us about your favourite bits over on our A Little, Aloud blog? We'd love to know what you've been reading, and who you've been reading it with. Perhaps you're even celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as one of the characters in the stories - maybe a Moomin, or Mr Toad?

Of course, World Book Day is just as much for adults as it is for kids. Though we're certain that grown-ups will love A Little, Aloud for Children, there's lots of brilliant stuff in A Little, Aloud too - a book so full it's guaranteed to keep you going for well more than a day.

And, if you fancy choosing a book to read on World Book Day completely at random, there are fewer great places to start than looking through our Recommended Reads - books all recommended by The Reader Organisation staff. You might just meet your ideal book match...

Happy reading!

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