Celebrate Stories with World Book Day!
At HarperCollins Children’s Books, it is our mission to inspire a lifelong love of reading, and this year on the 7th March, we’ll be celebrating World Book Day with some of our most beloved characters! Read on for DIY World Book Day costume ideas, FREE children’s activities to download and share, an extract from Lauren Child’s World Book Day story, Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale and your chance to win some fabulous prizes in one of our competitions.
Share a Story: Read an extract of Lauren Child's Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale!
Did you know that you can get Lauren Child’s World Book Day book for free by using your £1 book token?
World Book Day Costumes
Are you looking to create the perfect World Book Day costume with your little one this half term? We have lots of really easy (and affordable) DIY costume ideas that’ll knock your teacher’s socks off! Take a look below…
If your little one is dressing up for World Book Day, your child can (optionally) donate £1 to dress up in aid of Book Aid International, who aim to give every child access to books no matter where they are in the world.
Download FREE World Book Day Activities!
Are you looking for some fun, free activities to whip up some excitement about World Book Day this year? If you are, download our activity sheets below! For more free activities and teaching resources, visit our Resources & Activities page.
Why not enter one of our competitions?
Enter below for your chance to win a Fame Survival Kit with Holly Smale’s The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky, the Ultimate Time Travel Haul with Ross Welford’s The Dog Who Saved the World, or even a Heist Haul Worth £170 inspired by Tom Mitchell’s How To Rob a Bank!
Win a Fame Survival Kit with The Valentines!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Get ready to meet the Valentines. Fame – it runs in the family! Hope Valentine is 15 years old, part of the most famous family in the world, and desperate to become a famous actress just like her mother. Except real life isn’t… Read More
WIN the Ultimate Time Travel Haul Worth £200!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future. But when things go disastrously wrong, it’s up to Georgie and her beloved dog, Mr Mash, to save the… Read More
WIN! A Heist Haul Worth Over £170!
Some people rob banks because they’re greedy. Others enjoy the adrenalin rush. Me? I robbed a bank because of guilt. Specifically: guilt and a Nepalese scented candle… When fifteen-year-old Dylan burns down the house of the girl he’s trying to impress he thinks only a big gesture can make it… Read More