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World Book Day

Proud Sponsors of World Book Day

World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and reading. World Book Day

National Book Tokens have been proud to sponsor World Book Day for more than two decades and counting. Our sponsorship helps the charity to encourage more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to have a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. 

The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 2nd March 2023.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child's future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents' educational background or their income.

World Book Day offers every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Check out the £1 books that children and young people can choose for FREE in 2023 with their book tokens

1 in 5 children receiving free school meals say the book they receive with their £1/€1.50 book token was the first book they had of their own.

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Design a National Book Token Competition 2022Design a National Book Token competition

Each year, we invite children across the UK and Ireland to create their own booktastic National Book Tokens gift card designs. We receive thousands of amazing entries, from designs featuring favourite book characters to original artwork that evokes all the fun of choosing and reading books for pleasure. 

Discover the winner and runnerd-up for 2022

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