FEBRUARY 7, 2024

For over a decade, 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.

Celebrate WRAD with Seven Live Author Events from Scholastic & Storyvoice

About Storyvoice

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with seven live author events from Scholastic and Storyvoice. On February 7th, Storyvoice, Scholastic’s digital home for live author events, will host seven live author shows featuring today’s top children’s book creators. Each event is free to attend and will feature multiple interaction segments where kids and classrooms can read, draw, and connect with their favorite books and creators. Visit to view the full author lineup and join each live author show.

Download the Activities Sheet:
Reading Companion + Crown

Download the Activities Sheet:
Reading Companion + Crown

Visit LitWorld® Activity Hub

For even more ways to join in on the full day of excitement, visit LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day Activity Hub, which includes activities, book lists, and even more live events, all around the world!

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 2024 | Scholastic

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.

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