World Book Day is back once again with a new selection of free books and it is the perfect time to celebrate your favourite characters.
When Is World Book Day?
In the United Kingdom, World Book Day is held annually on the first Thursday of March. In 2020, that date will be Thursday, March 5th. This is to avoid clashes with the likes of the Easter Holiday and half-terms, allowing children to celebrate World Book Dat at school with their friends by dressing up as their favourite story character.
What Is the Purpose of World Book Day?
World Book Day is a registered charity with the mission to give every child and young person a book of their own and to encourage enjoyment from reading. It was first launched by then Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998 and has been held every subsequent year since.
Children will receive a special £1 book token on the day. This can be exchanged for one of a very special, exclusive and completely free books or £1 off any book or audiobook over £2.99 from participating bookshops.
No good book is complete without a good bookmark. Our bookmarks for kids will add a charming and cute touch to both their current bedtime tale, as well as their current reading at school.
World Book Day Ideas
You can celebrate World Book Day with Miffy! After all, the books are where she first originated from. In 1955, creator Dick Bruna drew a small little bunny to entertain his son whilst on holiday. Since then, she has grown to become a global icon and one of the world's most popular rabbits. Today, Dick Bruna Books offer all sorts of Miffy stories, with trips to the zoo, school, the Royal Baby and more tales.
Wouldn't it be sweet to dress up as Miffy? She'd make such an adorable World Book Day costume idea. You could easily create your very own Miffy Ears, craft lots of little Miffy Origami, as well as bake some delicious Miffy Cookies.
Get All Your Miffy Goodies
As the official Miffy webshop, we supply all the Miffy merchandise you could ever need, including a charming number of official Miffy goodies, as well as a very exclusive selection of personalised gifts.
Shop a bold and colourful set of wall posters for your little one's bedroom or nursery. They're also perfect for lifelong Miffy fans to decorate their home.
Miffy is also the perfect cuddly companion. With so many crochet toys of Miffy and her friends, with all their favourite outfits, you can go Miffy mad! Ideal little cuddle buddy come storytime.
With so much to be found on the official Miffy shop, there is bound to be something to put a smile on your little one's face this World Book Day.