World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. The charity's mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.
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