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World Book Day 2014: What's your favourite book?

By The Sentinel  |  Posted: February 25, 2014

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World Book Day falls on Thursday 6th March this year and is a huge celebration of reading. 2014 will be the 17th year that this event has taken place and it’s celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world.

To get the celebrations started, we want to know what your favourite book is! Simply fill in the form below, we’ve listed a few top choices but have left space for you to add your own.

The aim of World Book Day is to promote books as well as encouraging children enjoy reading and provide them with the chance to get a book of their own. Thanks to National Book Tokens Ltd, schools all over the UK and Ireland received Book Tokens and give them out to children, allowing them to take their voucher to a local shop and use it get a specially published World Book Day free, or get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99.

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World Book Day also helps raise funds for Book Aid International who provide new to libraries in Africa. Many schools hold non-uniform days asking pupils to dress up as their favourite book character and donate £1. People often hold a book sale or sell baked goodies to help fundraise for the charity and last year, over £75,000 was raised.

Let us know if you’re up to anything for World Book Day by leaving a comment below or sharing it on our Facebook page and Twitter account which can be found at the top of any page. Don’t forget you can also add any events to our online events listings for free by going to our Get Involved page, there's a link to the right of this text at the top.

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  • L0rr4in3  |  February 25 2014, 3:03PM

    Burnwood Community School in Chell Heath have an annual reading event called Books and Beyond that they have been doing for 11 years. It encourages reading for fun and promotes family time together, all students, staff, family members and friends can sign up for a record book. The aim is to complete various stages and ultimately get the Gold Award, the assembly for this award is on Thursday 6th March on World Book Day and will involve the students dressing as their favourite characters from books they have read throughout their Books and Beyond journey :)

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