Guinness World Records has partnered up with World Book Day to put a record-breaking spin on the annual celebration of reading.
The 19th World Book Day takes place on 3 March 2016 and invites children of all ages to come together to explore and enjoy books.
In the run up to the main event, organisers are encouraging kids to take part in ‘The Bumper Book Quiz’ and join an official record attempt for the Most people participating in simultaneous literature quizzes (multiple venues).
On 22 February from 2-3 pm, groups of children aged between 5 and 14 will be quizzed on their knowledge of contemporary and classic kids’ books, with the chance to become an official record breaker.
In order to set this all-new record, a minimum of 2,679 people must take part and each quiz is required to last a minimum of 30 minutes.
Kirsten Grant, Director of World Book Day, said: “This is the first time that World Book Day has made a Guinness World Record attempt and we’re hoping that the industry is going to come out in support by putting on events in offices and bookshops across the UK ... we thought what better way to bring book lovers together than with this fun, co-ordinated quiz-along.”
Those taking the Bumper Book Quiz can expect video guest appearances from popular children’s authors such as Cressida Cowell, Charlie Higson and Malorie Blackman.
Sign up here and World Book Day will send you all the interactive, multi-media materials you need to run an exciting and educational book quiz, including tailored questions and answers, tips, a poster, a certificate and book-lists.
Registration closes on 5 February.