World Book Day Resources for New Zealand Libraries

February 20, 2020

Book lovers rise! The time has come to raise a toast to everything literary.

A UNESCO initiative, World Book and Copyright Day is an annual celebration of not just the books we love, but also the authors and illustrators who created them. For libraries, the day is a great opportunity to further community outreach, promote the importance of copyright and champion the irreplaceable role that books and reading play in building a creative and connected society.

There are all kinds of exciting ways you can engage your patrons on World Book Day. To help you get started, we have put together a Britannica Library learning toolkit with digital and printable resources to help your younger readers learn all about books and their authors.

World Book Day Resources

Explore the pleasure and enjoyment reading brings with these resource packs. They contain articles and multimedia from Britannica Library.

World Book Day resource pack – Kids

World Book Day resource pack – Teens


World Book Day Activities

Print out these activities for children to complete on their own or in groups!

Book Day Resources - Book Review Worksheet

Book Review

Pick your favourite book from the library. Explain what makes the book a ‘good’ book for children and why you like it so much. Record your arguments and ideas using the Claim, Reason, Evidence worksheet.

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Book Day Resources - Books and Adaptations Worksheet

Books and Adaptations

Do you know a book that has been adapted into film, television or a play? Explore both the written and animated version of the book. Compare their similarities and differences using a Venn Diagram.

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Book Day Resources - Author Biography Worksheet

Author Biography

Create a biography of your favourite children’s author. Include 3 questions you would ask them if given the chance!

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These activities and resources have been created using content from Britannica Library, the go-to site for safe, comprehensive research for all ages. Find out if your library already has access or set up your own free trial.

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