Thursday 1 March is World Book Day, a wonderful celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and (most importantly) a celebration of reading.
There are so many ways to take part in the fun; you can find some ideas for engaging children of all ages in sharing the joy of reading below.
If you are going to a World Book Day event, or hosting one in your library, don't forget to share what you get up to with us on Twitter and Facebook, or send your stories and pictures to us via email.
Organise an action-packed Chatterbooks meeting
DK are celebrating their first World Book Day title, Marvel Avengers:The Greatest Heroes, with a special Chatterbooks pack. Download the pack to use with your children's reading groups, and enter the superhero mask competition to win some marvellous prizes.
Take part in the Big Book Off
The Big Book Off is a collection of fun, book-based challenges written by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) for Primary and Secondary school aged children. You can choose to do one or all of the challenges at your library, depending on the time you have available.
Celebrate in style with the best authors and illustrators around
Prepare to be dazzled by The Biggest Book Show on Earth, two exclusive streaming events starring such talents as Cressida Cowell, Alex T. Smith, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Chris Riddell. You can register to view the shows online; simply sign up here to get involved.
Bring stories to life for your youngest bookworms
Created especially for pre-schoolers, The Big Little Book Corner features video stories and printable activity sheets based on picture book favourites including Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo and Oliver Jeffers' The Hueys in The New Jumper.
Library joining forms will once again be included in schools' packs and many of the £1 books, so look out for children, young people and adults bringing these into your library
Take a look at the list of special £1 books for World Book Day 2018
Visit the World Book Day website for more information and to download printable resources including colouring sheets, quizzes, crafts, puzzles and activities