FEBRUARY 2, 2022

For 13 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! The global effort, created by the non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, is celebrated annually in over 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities.

World Read Aloud Day Book Fest

Join Scholastic in celebrating World Read Aloud Day with three days of free virtual events. Attend all sessions or just a few, there is something for everyone! Meet your favorite authors, play games, enjoy read alouds, hear from educational experts and more!

The 2022 Virtual Kit

Enter your email address to receive the free World Read Aloud Day Virtual Kit, and gain access to an exclusive read aloud video of All Because You Matter, by author Tami Charles! The Virtual Kit also includes easy-to-use digital resources, like printable activity sheets, discussion guides, custom graphics and virtual backgrounds to share online, and much more!


Scholastic’s World Read

Aloud Day Book Picks

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day this year, Scholastic has highlighted 30 books that make us feel excited and inspired to celebrate reading aloud with those near and far. Download your very own copy of the WORLD READ ALOUD DAY BOOK PICKS to learn more about these titles, or visit our World Read Aloud Day Shop on the Scholastic Store Online to browse these and more read-aloud books we love.

Scholastic World Read Aloud Day Store

Get Your World Read Aloud Day Celebrations Started!

Here’s some resources to get you started, for more free content, download this year’s VirtualKit!

World Read Aloud Day

Why Reading Aloud Matters

The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 7th Edition™ shows that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together.

Expand Book Access For Your Community

Scholastic has multiple programs to help organizations increase access to books for children in their community, by providing special discounts and deals, including up to 68% off, free shipping, and free bonus books, on thousands of different culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, diverse, and bilingual texts.

World Read Aloud Day Created By:  

For more information about LitWorld and its work around the world advocating for dynamic literacy and giving children tools that amplify their voices and build agency, visit litworld.org.

Art © 2020 Bryan Collier.