World Book Day

Costume inspiration

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Whether you're a whizz with the sewing machine or looking to pull something together last minute, Mumsnetters have an array of great costume suggestions.

Make a Peppa Pig costume

peppa pig

This perfect Peppa Pig costume is so easy you can whip it up in under 10 minutes. All you need is some scissors, card, glue and a pencil and you'll be ready to go!

14 easy Roald Dahl character costume ideas

Hundreds of schools up and down the country celebrated Roald Dahl's 100th birthday last year. Check out these quick-to-make Rolad Dahl character costume ideas and continue the celebrations!

Five easy World Book Day costumes: video

Leave last year's desperate last-minute costume scramble behind. These five easy World Book Day costume ideas from Puffin Books are bound to impress.

This year's WBD books

Find out more about the 10 special edition books children can buy with their £1 World Book Day token this year. Including Where's Wally, Princess Mirror-Belle and books from Jacqueline Wilsons and David Walliams.

Encouraging your child to read

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From reading together, to recommending books they'll love, there's a variety of ways to help your child learn to read – and enjoy it. See our facts and tips for guiding them through the stages.

The books no child should grow up without

Girl reading

We asked, you answered. Here are the books that no childhood should lack, from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Harry Potter.

Children's Book Club

Children's books

Head over to our children's book club to find all the latest news on the best books for kids of all ages, from tiny tots to teens.

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