BOOKS: Spreading the joy of reading

Every year at the beginning of March schoolchildren mark World Book Day.

Sunday, 18th February 2018, 5:00 am

Many dress up as a character from a favourite book or are part of reading activity, and families and schools will generously give to charity.

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration, but in many countries children go to school with just a few tattered textbooks.

At Book Aid International we send around one million books a year to thousands of libraries and schools. They are read by millions of young readers in 20 countries.

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We can only support children around the world because families and schools choose to support us on World Book Day, and I would like to thank all those who will do so this year.

If you are a parent or teacher looking for inspiration, please visit

It costs just £2 to send a book so every penny you raise will make a difference.

Alison Tweed

Chief Executive of Book Aid International