Children invited to ‘Share a Story’ for World Book Day

With only a few days to go before World Book Day on 4 March 2021, Reading Libraries want to encourage children of all ages to come together to share the joy of reading for pleasure.

This year’s theme is ‘Share a Story.’ A specially commissioned ‘story hunt’ from local storyteller, John Kirk, will be available online, with a medieval themed tale featuring Reading Abbey, also in celebration of the Abbey’s 900th anniversary this year.

Any children’s books borrowed from Central, Caversham or Tilehurst Libraries during March will include a World Book Day Token (whilst stocks last). The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for one of the free books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off any full price book or audiobook.

Although the tokens are valid until Sunday 28 March, given the current lockdown restrictions, participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last.

Titles available include There’s a Wolf in your book by Tom Fletcher, What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson, The River Whale by Sita Brahmachari, Protect the Planet by Jess French and Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. View the full list of books available here:

There is a huge range of free children’s eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines available online via Reading’s online library. View the CloudLibrary children’s bookshelf.

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