World Book Day UK 2012 is on Thursday, 1st March. Its main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Look at the official site and it's related Facebook page for news, resources, competitons, free books (via tokens) and The biggest book show on earth online festival.
The latest in Scottish Book Trust's Authors Live events also takes place on World Book Day - it's with Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. Find out about it here - the page also includes information about how to register and downloadable teaching resources. If you want to borrow some of Francesca's books, there are loads listed in our catalogue.
We also have a book list called Read around the world which might be useful for World Book Day.
The slideshow below shows the titles children can choose to spend their World Book Day tokens on.