Event | Lit World’s World Read Aloud Day, 2/24/2016

On February 24, 2016 Lit World encourages children, parents, teachers, other educators, and librarians to read aloud. Lit World’s World Read Aloud Day (#WRAD16) champions the importance of telling stories no matter where one is around the globe.

Lit World provides participants with all the tools they need to spread the word about, and to participate in World Read Aloud Day. Visitors can download community kits, classroom kits, schedule a virtual read aloud and more. Also, Lit World has a downloadable picture book, New Day, New Friends, which includes a discussion and activity guide.

World Read Aloud Day 2016

Scholastic is the World Read Aloud Day 2016 Title Sponsor. Click here to plan a Scholastic Book Fairs Family event for World Read Aloud Day.

Register with Lit World if you’re planning an activity or writing about World Read Aloud Day.

Watch and read along with our episodes of Read Out Loud!

Bear Snores On
Cock-a-Doodle Oops!
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane
Little Elliot, Big City
Louise Loves Art
Maria Had A Little Llama (Bilingual)
Marvelous Cornelius
Monster Needs a Party
The Poems of Alan Katz
Press Here!
R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book
Seaver the Weaver
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?
Wolfie the Bunny


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!


Our Mission: To empower young people to author lives of independence, hope, and joy.

LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide. The combined power of children’s own stories + access to diverse reading/writing experiences + peer to peer and adult mentor relationships = productive and transformational literacy. We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Tricia

I’ll be Skyping with 5 different schools that day, kids in grades 1-7 in states from NJ to IL! I do this every year and just love it.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Lucky kids. Since your audience spans different grades what will you be reading to them for #WRAD16?


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