World Book Day 2020

On Thursday 5th March, more than fifteen million £1 book tokens will be distributed to children and young people as part of World Book Day. This annual event, which celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year, aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.

To help you prepare for World Book Day, we've put together some free KS1 and KS2 resources to encourage captivating story-telling, expand your pupils' imaginations, and most of all inspire a love of reading. Scroll down to browse...

KS1 Reading Planet eBook - World Book Day

Find out what World Book Day is all about, why reading is so important and how to join in the fun on this very special day! World Book Day is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Includes accompanying teacher's notes. 

Reading age: 5-6 years

Brilliant Women Extract

A beautifully illustrated series introducing women who have stretched the boundaries of art, science, society and sport, changing the world along the way from Franklin Watts and Wayland.

KS2 Reading Planet eBook - Telling Tales: A Guide to Writing Fantastic Fiction

Do you enjoy reading great stories? How about writing them? Are you sometimes stuck for ideas? In this inspiring and practical guide by award-winning author, Joanna Nadin, you will discover how to hunt down brilliant ideas for your own stories, get into the minds of your characters, and give your writing a final, brilliant shine. Telling Tales - A Guide to Writing Fantastic Fiction is part of the Reading Planet KS2 range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band.

Reading age: 9-10 years

Year 5 Interactive Teaching Unit - I Am Malala

Use this interactive Year 5 teaching unit from Cracking Comprehension Fourth Edition to embed key reading comprehension skills and encourage meaningful debates by exploring Malala Yousafzai's powerful autobiography.


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