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By Oxford Owl, posted on 11th February 2021

World Book Day 2021

World Book Day, 4 March 2021

Join in this World Book Day with video sessions from some of your children’s favourite authors and our library of free downloadable activity sheets!

Take part in five different sessions featuring some of our favourite characters and series. From creative writing challenges, to draw-alongs and craft activities, there’s something for every young reader to enjoy.

Whether you’re settling in to share a story, or doing a fun activity, get creative and let your imagination take you on an amazing journey into the magical world of books!

You may also be interested in our no-sew costume ideas for World Book Day and our top parent tips on sharing a story at home. We also have a free downloadable poster with tips on how to be a reading superhero this World Book Day.

Isadora Moon

A hybrid character creative writing challenge from creator of the Isadora Moon series, Harriet Muncaster.

Video: Harriet Muncaster’s Writing Challenge

Kitty’s Superhero Adventures

A drawing session with illustrator of the Kitty superhero series, Jenny Løvlie.

Video: Draw with Jenny Løvlie

Pippi Longstocking

A drawing session with illustrator, Mini Grey.

Video: Draw with Mini Grey

The Legend of Kevin

Sarah McIntyre shows you how to draw the one and only roly- poly flying pony – KEVIN!

Video: Drawing with Sarah McIntyre

Willow Wildthing

Bestselling author Gill Lewis shows you how to make your very own bird mobile.

Video: Build a bird mobile with Gill Lewis

Discover more activities

We’ve got marvellously magical Roald Dahl activities and even more writing challenges and activities to keep their imaginations fizzing.

Video:Creating a character with the Roald Dahl Thesaurus

For younger children

From a story time with cartoonist and illustrator Jon Burgerman to a draw-along and story time with Winnie and Wilbur illustrator Korky Paul we have plenty of content to keep little ones entertained.