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5 World Book Day outfit ideas 

World Book Day is so much fun for little ones and parents alike. But we know every adult can relate to the stress of pulling a fancy-dress outfit together at the last minute… So this year, we’ve done the hard work for you with our edit of easy World Book Day outfit ideas. The best bit? Each idea is full of clothes they can wear again so you can get your money’s worth. Keep reading to find everything you need in one place, thank us later. 

World Book Day outfit Idea #1: Matilda

What better character for World Book Day than the world’s best book worm? This Matilda outfit is super easy to recreate. Simply reach for a glittery blue dress paired full a satchel full of their favourite books

They’ll love wearing this for World Book Day, at birthday parties and beyond. 

World Book Day Outfit idea #2: Miffy 

Quick and cute, pair this orange pink dress with bunny ears a fluffy bunny backpack and ta-da! You have one adorable little Miffy on your hands. It’s the easiest costume you’ll ever create (and they can rewear all of these for Easter and beyond).

World Book Day Outfit idea #3: Hairy Maclary 

An ode to everyone’s favourite fuzzy friend. This skateboarding dog T-shirt with these denim pull-on shorts is an outfit they’ll love wearing again and again. For World Book Day, just fill their pockets with rhyming cards for extra fun-factor.

World Book Day Outfit idea #4: That’s Not My Dinosaur

A rawwwwrsome outfit doesn’t have to be hard. Recreate their favourite book in outfit form with this super-soft and tactile dinosaur hoodie that feels so fuzzy and warm on the inside. It’ll fast become a firm favourite.

World Book Day outfit idea #5: Frida Kahlo

Little People Big Dreams is one of our favourites from Bookspeed. For lovers of books and art, turn them into a mini Frida Kahlo with a pink, maximalist dress paired with a colourful pom-pom hairband or flower crown.

When is World Book Day 2024? 

World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March 2024 

What is World Book Day? 

World Book Day was created by UNESCO in 1995 to celebrate books and reading. 100 countries around the world mark it – and the day has become an essential calendar fixture for schools too! We love how it creates an opportunity to celebrate reading for fun and gives children autonomy in their book choices! 

What is the World Book Day theme 2024? 

This year the theme for World Book Day is: Reading is magic.

Feeling inspired? Feed their curiosity (or adorn your own coffee table) with something from our edit of Bookspeed books.