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The Power of Books

We’ve teamed up with our partners at the National Literacy Trust on a research project to explore how young people today feel about reading – and how we can encourage you to read more books!

Now, more than ever, reading is crucial for young people when it comes to tackling issues including future plans and success, stress, anxiety and mental health. Reading can improve cultural awareness and help you to develop stronger social skills, vocabulary and writing skills. Reading really is power, and here at World Book Day we want to understand more about the way teens engage with books and reading.

Here’s where you come in! Whether you’re an unashamed book nerd, you just don’t like reading, or you’re somewhere in between, we’d love to hear from you.

Click here to find out more about our research and how your school can get involved. We’ve got all the info you need to get started, including suggested topics for discussion.



Authors on The Power of Books

Want to know what published authors think about books and reading for young people? Good, because we asked them! Head to the links below for inspiration to help with your discussions…

Holly Bourne

Derek Landy

Black Girls Book Club – Mel

Black Girls Book Club – Nat

Cecilia Knapp


World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.