World Book Day 2023

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World Book Day 2023



World Book Day was created by UNSECO on the 23rd April 1995 to celebrate books and authors, and to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.


The original idea of World Book Day was by the Spanish writer Vicente Clarel Andres as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervanteson. It is also the anniversary of William Shakespeare.


The following countries are some of the many countries that celebrate world book day.


  • Spain 
  • Sweden 
  • United Kingdom 
  • Ireland 
  • United States of America 
  • India 


There are 100 countries that celebrate world book day all over the world 


Famous Children Authors


There are so many wonderful children’s authors to choose from. Whether you like funny, serious or fantasy stories there is an author out there for you! Below is a list of some of our favourite authors with their most popular and best- known books. We hope that they give you some ideas for your reading list!


  • Roald Dahl: Matilda, The BFG and James and the Giant Peach
  • Jeff Kiney: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection
  • Dr.Seuss; The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham
  • David Walliams; Gangsta Granny, Demon Dentist and The Midnight Gang
  • J.K. Rowling: The Harry Potter collection and Fantastic Beasts
  • Julia Donaldson: The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room on the Broom



Dr Suess


Dr. Suess is one of the most famous children’s authors in the world.

He has written over 60 children’s books such as The Lorax, The Cat In The Hat, The Grinch and Green Eggs And Ham. He has a very unique writing style and uses rhyme and rhythm throughout his stories.


He has said a lot of famous quotes that you might have heard.


“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you” – Dr Suess.


The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Suess



How We Celebrated World Book Day In St Brigid’s and St Patrick’s N.S.

When we walked into school we saw some incredible costumes. There were Harry Potters, Where’s Wallys and even Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

6th Class took part in a very exciting and educational World Book Day Quiz with Mrs. Brodigan. All classes enjoyed a relaxing story time and Ms. Keegan and Ms. Cooney’s 5th Class children wrote their very own story books!

We read a cool pop – up book called ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ “, said Mr. Rath- 1st Class


“We designed book marks and we read the story about the ‘Three Billy Goat Gruffs’, said Ms. Ward- 2nd Class

 Throughout the week Junior and Senior Infants as well as 1st and 2nd Class were invited into school after dark with their parents for bedtime stories. What a wonderful treat that was!

Needless to say, we had an amazing World Book Day and we feel inspired to pick up a book and Squeeze in a Read!!!!


This blog was written by pupils in Ms. Brodigan’s 6th Class: Sophia, Ruhan, Niamh, Mollie and Hayley.