Tim Peake and 10 Downing Street celebrate World Book Day

Downing Street has welcomed 30 schoolchildren to share a story to celebrate today’s (7th March) World Book Day, whilst astronaut Tim Peake is marking the day with a video encouraging children to read. The children visiting 10 Down Street spent the morning reading and drawing along with authors and illustrators Abi Elphinstone, Sibéal Pounder, Rob Biddulph and Alex T. Smith and Education Secretary Damian Hinds. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wimbledon BookFest cancels World Book Day event over local coronavirus case

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World Book Day's Supertato smashes into the top spot

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Beano launches special comic for World Book Day

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On World Children’s Day, the UN and IPA Highlight the SDG Book Club

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Authors Matt Haig, Anthony Horowitz and Greg James are among those featured on World Book Day’s 2020 list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The UK’s World Book Day Names a First Chief Executive

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Grant hails ‘bigger and better’ World Book Day as outreach work pays dividends

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China Bestsellers for April: World Book Day Promos, Liu Cixin, and Camus

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Sharjah celebrates World Book Capital reign with opening ceremony

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IPA Leaders Tour Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Ahead of World Book Day

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Kinney leapfrogs Walliams in World Book Day bonanza

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New Tim Peake and ESA books to hit shelves this autumn

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