Tuesday 8 February 2011

News: World Book Day website and competitions

Got any plans for World Book Day? If not then you had better get a move on as 3rd March is only a few weeks away. We have a few things planned at school, including staff dressing up as fictional characters - I'm still trying to decide what I will be going as. I would love to hear what you have planned.

World Book Day seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year, and this year the organisers have launched a new website aimed at 11-19 year olds. This website is called digi-tale and it already has a handful of great competitions on it, where entrants could win an Acer Notebook, a Nintendo DSi XL, or even a Toshiba Folio 100 tablet computer. 

To win the Toshiba all you have to do is write a 200-300 word review of one of the following books:

Before I Die, Jenny Downham
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett
Holes, Louis Sachar
Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Teacher’s Dead, Benjamin Zephaniah
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee

More information about how to enter can be found here at the digi-tale website. You can also follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page.


  1. Thanks for doing this post - I saw this site today and I don't think it fully sank in until you put it in your post *hugs*

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