Happy World Book Day! Children all over the country have been dressing up to celebrate books.

Cherry Burton Primary School in East Yorkshire have won the World Book Day Award. The challenge “encourages schools to create their own ‘world of stories’ inspired by a children’s book, which was Oliver Jeffers’ A Child of Books this year.” They have won £5,000 worth of books and are very excited about it.

In honour of World Book Day, Stylist has nine trips and tricks for the time-poor bookworn, in which I help you find ways to fit more reading into your life.

Also in Stylist, 35 women from the book world recommend feminist, empowering books.

And a writing competition is launched: is your book the next big summer read?

The shortlist for the YA book prize has been announced, and it’s great to see there’s a good number of excellent novels by BAME authors amongst them.


The Pool speaks to Labour MP Jess Phillips about her new book, Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth.

Red recaps the Twitter feud between Piers Morgan and JK Rowling for us.

The Guardian asks if writers should boycott festivals in countries where rights are under threat.

Newly available in paperback, Philippa Gregory’s latest novel, Three Sisters, Three Queens is a new entry into the book chart at number two.

Another reason to love World Book Day: it gives many children the opportunity to buy their first book.


It’s an eclectic mix of topics on today’s TLS voices podcast, with Mahler, music, aphorisms and post-punk romanticism.

Joanna Burke discusses her new book, The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, on the Spectator podcast.