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Reading for pleasure is a vital indicator of a child's future success

At The King's, we know how important reading is for our students - not only a key driver for academic success, but for the positive impact it has upon their wellbeing. A report by the National Literacy Trust found that children who are the most engaged with reading and writing (i.e. those who enjoy it, do it daily and have positive attitudes towards it) are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who don’t.


World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and reading. Offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own, their mission is to promote reading for pleasure so that more children develop this into a life-long habit. 


Following feedback from schools, young people and parents, the World Book Day tokens have now changed from paper to digital for secondary schools. To redeem the digital token for a free World Book Day book or get £1.00 off a full price book or audiobook costing £2.99, please scan the QR code within the poster and present the barcode using a mobile phone/tablet at the checkout. 


For further information on how to encourage reading for pleasure at home, please visit: