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

World Read Aloud Day 2017 will be held on Thursday, February 16th. Stay tuned and register now for the latest announcements!

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!

To get excited for World Read Aloud Day 2017, or to rev up your read aloud routine at any time of the year, click the buttons below to browse our World Read Aloud Day 2016 materials. 

Read Aloud. Change the World.

World Read Aloud Day 2016 is Proudly Sponsored by:

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.


Read2Me Tonight, an initiative from the makers of Orajel, is the World Read Aloud Day 2016 Family Sponsor. Click here to learn more about their free e-book "The Three Bees" and a special challenge with prizes, plus a list of 100 Top Read Aloud Books.