The Best of World Book Day in Blogs


World Book Day

We’re celebrating all things World Book Day here at Tots100 this week and in homage to the big day today we wanted to share some great bookish posts from UK parent bloggers.

This post from Charlotte at Write Like No One’s Watching captures perfectly how we feel about books. For a trip down memory lane and a touch of nostalgia, lose yourself in Charlotte’s post for a few minutes.

Dressing up

If you’re looking for some last minute costume inspiration (some of us are celebrating World Book Day tomorrow after all!) then check out this dinosaur in my tub from Playing By The Book. Doesn’t her little one just look too cute!

From Where The Wild Things Are to Butterfly Wings your little one can rock a homemade look courtesy of Cuddles and Muddles. Or why not get an outfit done under 10 minutes? I love the Mr Bump idea from The Motherhood.

Dressing up is all about playing, so this post over at Diary of a First Child is a must-read. It has some play learning ideas and I am quite tempted to dress up and play pirates with Peter Pan this week.

Organise a book club or swap

World Book Day is all about reading, but books can be expensive. Tias Mum and Boo, Roo and Tigger Too are taking part in a big book swap which is a brilliant way to increase your reading material without spending a fortune. You could even organise something similar at your child’s nursery or school!

It might seem like an obvious suggestion, but perhaps the best way to discover new books without parting with any cash is to take a trip to your local library. For library inspiration and more great reading tips, check out this fabulous post at Actually Mummy.

Getting creative

It doesn’t have to be all about costume making or dressing up. For those of you that are at home today why not write a letter with your toddler to their favourite book character? A Mummy Too has some great suggestions that don’t involve a needle and thread as well, along with some very creative ideas that do.

Or you could make a pretty bookmark like this one at The Madhouse. It’s a lovely craft activity and will give you something useful to have too!

Reading recommendations

Finally, don’t forget, World Book Day is all about enjoying reading with your children no matter what age they are. If you’re looking for some book inspiration for your pre-schooler then head straight over to Not Another Mummy Blog and check out the list of 40 recommended reads from Alison and a whole host of other parent bloggers.

For children beginning their own reading journey, this post at Helloitsgemma may give you some ideas. This post at Thinly Spread is another one to check out, especially if you’re a fan of Barefoot Books.


Have you read a great World Book Day post recently? Give them a mention below and while you are at it don’t forget to join in with the latest #BeInspired prompt in our World Book Day linkytoo!

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Discussion2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including 40 Books To Read Before You’re 4. I’ve loved looking at the other posts too – I especially love the idea of writing a letter to your favourite book character!

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