Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.

Join the countdown to February 24th, 2016.

World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries thanks to people like you who participate and spread the word across the globe!

Click the buttons below to browse our World Read Aloud Day 2016 materials including a Countdown calendar for creating a build-up to February 24, activities for children and teens to do at school or at home, statistics that help share the importance of this day, recommended read aloud books, and more. Register your World Read Aloud Day participation for a chance to win a class set of "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner.

Read Aloud. Change the World.


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Scholastic is the World Read Aloud Day 2016 Title Sponsor. Click here to learn more about custom World Read Aloud Day activities from Book Fairs and for a free download, and click the links above to browse recommended resources for finding your World Read Aloud Day books.