FEBRUARY 3, 2021

Join the Movement!

#WorldReadAloudDay   #WRADChallenge

For 12 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 is now celebrated in over 173 countries and counting. World Read Aloud Day, created by the nonprofit organization LitWorld is all about bringing people together through stories and that will be more important than ever this year when the shared experience and connection of reading aloud is so needed in all of our communities. 

 

For up to date information on World Read Aloud Day, upcoming events, and activities, follow Scholastic across all our social media platforms – and join us to celebrate on February 3rd!

Join the Celebration with the #WRADChallenge 

Snap a photo or video of you reading aloud

Challenge 3 of your friends to join the fun

Use the hashtags #WRADChallenge and #WorldReadAloudDay 

Tag @Scholastic and @LitWorldSays on Twitter, and @scholasticinc and @litworld on Instagram

Become a WRADvocate,

with the free Virtualkit

Become a WRADvocate (read-aloud advocate)! Enter your email address and receive the free World Read Aloud Day VirtualKit, complete with reading materials, activities, educational guides, virtual events, discounts, and more to build opportunities for connection among students, families, educators and communities through the power of storytelling!

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

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.

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!

Click Through For More Resources

Explore
  • Learn at Home for Families
  • Bookflix
  • Explore the Scholastic Bookshelf
  • Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Scholastic Learn at Home for Families is an online, subscription-based service to support students and families to help keep children, ages 4-10, learning while at home. Designed to supplement children’s education with simple, ready-made lessons, Learn at Home features fun exercises, engaging stories and videos, and screen-free activities for the whole family for just $5.99 a month. Please enjoy free access to two lessons, and visit our website to see if a subscription is right for your family. 

With more than 140 animated stories from Weston Woods, paired with authentic, nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic, BookFlix strengthens early literacy skills while creating a natural springboard to dive deep into real-world concepts. Please enjoy complimentary access to Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin and Let’s Visit a Dairy Farm by Alyse Sweeney, and additional titles when you sign up for our World Read Aloud Day VirtualKit. 

Explore the Scholastic Bookshelf

The Scholastic Bookshelf features a collection of stories and excerpts to help kids and grownups talk about life’s big questions. Visit @scholasticbookshelf on Instagram, choose a topic, discover a story, and join the conversation LIVE every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST, by tuning into #BOOKBREAK with World Read Aloud Day creator Pam Allyn, as she talks with different authors about the stories that help us learn about life.

For 100 years, our magazines have covered a wide range of topics, combining authentic text with digital resources, for students from Pre-K through high school, and now our ‘Digital Only’ subscription is a great solution for remote instruction.


Please enjoy the following complimentary articles, and sign up for our World Read Aloud Day VirtualKit to gain free access to a full collection of fiction and nonfiction content.

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World

Literacy advocate and football champion Malcolm Mitchell’s brand new book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide Worldhas been named a World Read Aloud Day top pick for 2021! In celebration, our WRAD website and VirtualKit are featuring customized art from his new release. Scholastic is also donating 10,000 books to his nonprofit, Share the Magic Foundation, which promotes the benefits of reading and book ownership among striving and below grade-level readers. Click below for more information on his Read with Malcolm literacy initiatives, including ReadBowl.

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 Scholastic Inc.

Custom art provided by Michael Robertson, illustrator of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.