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Celebrate World Book Day with our recommended reads for young people!

It’s World Book Day 2021 and Childnet have some fantastic, recommended reading for primary-aged children.

Celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world, and led by UNESCO, World Book Day aims to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. The mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Childnet have some fantastic books and reading resources available, which young people can enjoy while learning about online safety. Take a look at the resources here.

On the Internet

'On the internet' is a learning-to-read book for children aged 4 and above. It has been written for children to read, with the help of their parents, carers or teachers when needed. 

There is no 'right' or 'expected' number of words for children to read in this book, and their interaction will be based entirely on their ability. There are puzzles after the story, which parents, carers or teachers can help to read the instructions for.

You can find the top tips for reading this book together, and the book itself, here.

The Digiduck Stories

The Digiduck collection of stories has been created specifically to help parents, carers and teachers educate children aged 3-7 about online safety. The series includes ebooks, PDFs, a poster and an interactive app.

Follow Digiduck and his pals in these stories of friendship, responsibility and critical thinking online.

In Digiduck’s Big Decision – the first book in the collection - help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision.

Meanwhile, in Digiduck's Famous Friend, Digiduck and his classmates are set the task of finding out who their special guest will be at school. Through chatting online and asking questions they try to decide who the mystery guest is.

The third in the series, Detective Digiduck, encourages young children to start thinking about online content, helping them to understand that what they read or see online might be true, untrue, or someone's opinion. Find out more about the Digiduck stories here.

Whatever children choose to read today, we hope they have a wonderful World Book Day – and it helps them to develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure. Happy World Book Day!