World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day Book Fest: All Are Invited to Celebrate the Joy of Sharing Stories

 //  Jan 19, 2022

World Read Aloud Day Book Fest: All Are Invited to Celebrate the Joy of Sharing Stories

During the third school year impacted by the pandemic, educators and families are searching for resources to help foster connection and promote the power of sharing stories.

In honor of the 13th annual World Read Aloud Day, Scholastic and LitWorld are offering the first-ever World Read Aloud Day Book Fest — a three day series of free and fun virtual events from January 31, 2022 – February 2, 2022, for families, classrooms and communities everywhere to enjoy live author events, parent chats, literacy tips, giveaways and more. Readers around the world will have the opportunity to hear from literacy experts and authors, including the 2022 World Read Aloud Day Author Ambassador Tami Charles, author of the New York Times bestselling picture book All Because You Matter.

Participants can also sign up to receive a free Virtual Kit with book recommendations, free activities, discussion guides and reading resources to celebrate the day.

To learn more and to access resources for this exciting three day event, visit:

Results from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition show that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together. Dwaine Millard, Senior Vice President of Literacy Initiatives and Family & Community Engagement at Scholastic says: “World Read Aloud Day is a powerful reminder of the way stories can bring kids, families, educators and whole communities together around a shared experience, and serve as a bridge to empower us all to learn, grow, ask questions and experience joy, which is so needed in our world today during these trying times. This year, we are so excited to offer World Read Aloud Day Book Fest as a free and fun way for people everywhere to find joy in reading aloud.”

The full schedule of events for World Read Aloud Day Book Fest is included below.

Educators and families can share their favorite read-aloud moments on social media using the hashtag #WorldReadAloudDay! For Twitter, tag @Scholasticinc and @Litworldsays, for Instagram, tag @Scholasticinc and @Litworld.

We look forward to celebrating World Read Aloud day with you January 31 through February 2, 2022!

All Because Your Matter Art © Bryan Collier.