World Book Day, 6 March 2014

We're very excited to be celebrating
World Book Day 2014 with fellow book
lovers all across the globe.

Scholastic Children's Books

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Horrible Histories® – the world's bestselling children's history-book series – has been filling children's heads with foul facts for 20 years, and this year we are delighted that Terry Deary and Martin Brown have been chosen as a World Book Day author and illustrator.

Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches explores what life was like for soldiers during the First World War. From foul food to coping with legions of lice – find out how your own wee could save your life, which animals wore gas masks and why Big Bertha terrified the Brits. It's history with the nasty bits left in!

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We Are Writers

Turn your pupils into published authors this World Book Day!

We Are Writers is a unique literacy project that offers every child the chance to see their writing published in a real book.

Simple, fun and free for schools to take part, it's an incredible way to enthuse and excite any child, making it an ideal way to celebrate World Book Day 2014!

Start your book now so that you can unveil your free sample book on 6th March 2014… just imagine your pupils' excitement! Or ask them to write stories, poems, letters – any type of writing – as a World Book Day task and use the writing to create your commemorative book afterwards. Every proud parent will surely want a copy!

We Are Writers is also an excellent way to earn free resources for your school. You'll earn Scholastic Rewards on every order that can be spent on a huge range of teachers' resources in the Scholastic Shop including well-loved series such as Read & Respond, and Writing Guides, as well as the latest children's books.

If you're holding a Scholastic Book Fair, We Are Writers can be run alongside it to create a fantastic celebration of reading and writing – but it can also be run as a standalone project.

If you have any questions, call us on 0845 803 9600, email or visit

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Book Clubs

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Our special World Book Day catalogues are packed with a wide range of new and best-selling books.

When you run a Book Club in school for World Book Day, pupils can redeem their £1 World Book Day tokens against a book of their choice. Your school will also benefit as we give you 20p for every £1 spent to choose new books for your library.

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We're in search of our World Book Day Champion Reviewer 2014 on our Kids' site. Whoever writes the most book reviews during the week of World Book Day will become our champion and win £100 worth of books!

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Book Fairs

Come to our Book Fair

Hundreds of schools around the UK will be celebrating World Book Day 2014 with a Scholastic Book Fair!

Children can use their £1 World Book Day Book Tokens to receive £1 off any book at Fairs taking place between 1st February and 30th April 2014.

There are hundreds of titles to choose from at every Book Fair, with something to suit every reader's taste… and pocket.

If you're looking for fun activities based around reading and writing, visit our website where there are a range of free, downloadable resources to choose from.

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About World Book Day

World Book Day is a global celebration of books and reading. It is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. Find out how you can get involved at

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