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World Book Day 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021, was World Book Day and at St John XXIII we made this a really fun day for all the children regardless of if they were learning at home or in school.


We had the following whole school events:


National Book Token - Your £1.00 voucher that can be spent on this year's £1.00 World Book Day Books

The National Book tokens were sent out on Monday 8th March once all children had returned to school.

World Book Day’s £1 books can be found in major supermarkets as well as bookshop chains and hundreds of independent booksellers. A full list is available here:


Bookshops will have different measures in place to make the £1 books available. Contact your local bookseller for information about their opening times and ways to redeem the token before you visit. 


These are this year's £1 books: 
Please click on the link to access information and resources.  Did you know that World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland?

Click on the link below to watch over 150 authors wish you a 'HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!'

153 Authors wish you a 'Happy World Book Day'



Happy World Book Day! We are delighted to celebrate this year with you, with some extra special FREE digital events. And what an amazing line-up it is too. You can watch them LIVE right here, or our YouTube channel – and they’ll remain on YouTube for you to watch back time and time again!

Look forward to a star-studded cast of authors, illustrators and hosts – all here to help you celebrate the most exciting booky day of the year!


Our exciting line-up includes:

Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30am – Books that Make you LOL!
Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian
Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker


Thursday 4th March, 10.30am – World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life
Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter


Friday 5th March, 10.30am  – Books and the Real World
Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell
Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster

Each event will last approximately 30 minutes.


You can find out more about each event at the links below.

Click on the links below to open a selection of books which you can listen to being read.