World Book Day 2013

World Book Day 2013 will be held on Thursday, 07 March.

Diwrnod y Llyfr / World Book Day 2013

World Book Day Activities

Dathliadau Diwrnod y Llyfr 2013 Horrible Histories yn Llyfrgell Dowlais, Merthyr Tydful 2


Here are a few pupils from Troedyrhiw Primary School in the Merthyr Tydfil central library on 6 March 2013. After hearing the history of the local area, the staff and pupils recreated the history through acting and craft based activities. At the end of the event all the pupils received a pack from the library and their own copy of a book from the "Horrible Histories" series.

Dathliadau Diwrnod y Llyfr 2013 yn Llyfrgell Pen y Bont ar Ogwr 2

Dathliadau Diwrnod y Llyfr 2013 yn Llyfrgell Pen y Bont ar Ogwr

Here are some local children at Bridgend central Library on Saturday 9 March 2013. They created musical instruments made out of recycled items, and paraded through the town centre. After returning to the Library they had competitions to win prizes and listened to stories coinciding with the clown theme.

World Book Day Lecture

World Book Day Lecture 2013

Author and broadcaster Trevor Fishlock, who has reported as a foreign correspondent from more than 70 countries for the Times and the Daily Telegraph, was the guest speaker at this year’s World Book Day lecture held on Tuesday, 5 March, at the Pierhead building, Cardiff Bay.

World Book Day Lecture 2013

Angharad Tomos, M. Wynn Thomas, Trevor Fishlock and Phil Davies

Celebrity support

Double Paralympics medal winner Aled Sion Davies and Olympian swimmer Georgia Davies are the new faces of World Book Day 2013 in Wales. Following their wonderful sporting achievements of 2012, they are putting their faces to the annual reading campaign in Wales. Over 10,000 World Book Day campaign posters featuring the athletes will be distributed throughout Wales in the run-up to World Book Day on 7 March.

WBD 2013 Aled Davies Poster 1

WBD 2013 Georgia Davies Poster 1

WBD 2013 Aled Davies Poster 2

WBD 2013 Georgia Davies Poster 2

Animals pack – free classroom resource

This pack introduces a variety of reading materials on the theme of animals to KS2 pupils, but it could also be used in Year 7 and 8, or for transitional purposes between primary and secondary schools. The pack includes a handbook for teachers, 15 copies of the pupil’s booklet and a CD. For further details, please contact

Resources 2013

Give a Book to Celebrate World Book Day 2013

Fabulous books at fantastic prices! Celebrate World Book Day in style on 7 March by giving your child a book. Make time to read with your child – it’s a gift that will last a lifetime. These special offers are only available for a limited period – 18 February to 9 March – so hurry to your local bookshop now! Visit the website to view the offers, and scroll down to ‘Give a Book 2013’.

Bargain Books Poster

Give a Book 2013

Free bilingual World Book Day and Stori Sydyn/Quick Reads resources

Bilingual (Welsh/English) World Book Day posters and the Quick Reads 2013 magazine and posters are available free of charge. For further details, contact

Stori Sydyn / Quick Reads 2013

Press and media

Media queries in Wales should be addressed to: Kate Williams, Francis Balsom Associates Tel: 01970 636407 Email: