World Book Day is all about celebrating the beauty and magic of books and, most importantly, of reading. Organised by UNESCO, it is marked in more than 100 countries around the world.
On 1 March 2018, children all over the world were encouraged to pick up a book and discover the wonders waiting inside.
On the 21st year of World Book Day, 15 million £1 book tokens were given to children and young people in the UK and Ireland. With these £1 tokens, they were able to choose one of the 10 dedicated World Book Day titles to read - that's one for nearly every child under 18 in the country!
Reading can open up a world of possibilities and enhance the imagination, which is why it is so important for every child (and adult) to be able to enjoy the books of their choice.
The 10 World Book Day titles are available for free
We celebrated this year by making the 10 books available in braille and audio!
All 10 books were made availble from 22 February 2018.
Oi Goat! by Kes Gray
My Book About Me by Mr Silly by Adam Hargreaves
Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories by Michael Bond
The Baby Brother from Outer Space! by Pamela Butchart