Make the most of World Book Day with bargains to get your kids reading — plus win £50,000 in our raffle – The Sun

IT’S World Book Day tomorrow – but encouraging children to read seems to be getting harder than ever.

Our kids are more disinterested in picking up a book than any generation before them, with just a quarter doing so each day, research shows.

If this issue is proving a tad tricky for you, check out these bargain ways to turn children into bookworms in no time . . .

TAKE A TOKEN: McDonald’s is offering free book tokens in Happy Meals. Either swap them for one of the 12 World Book Day books or use them for £1-a-book offers at supermarkets. Check your preferred supermarket is participating, though.

QUIDS IN: Many shops have special offers for World Book Day. Waterstones has a £1 book sale, including on Kid Normal by Greg James. The book is currently listed for £5.56 on Amazon, so you can save yourself a pretty penny or two.

SAVE: £4.56

SWAP NOT SHOP: A cheap way to experience new books is to swap with people you know. See if your children’s friends have some books they are finished with, then you can organise a swap shop.

SUPERMARKET SAVINGS: Budget supermarkets Lidl and Aldi are getting involved in World Book Day, too. You can get the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, for just £1.99 in Lidl, reduced from £6.99.

SAVE: £5

WORKIN’ IT: Bulk up with a box set of your child’s favourite author. The Works is selling a David Walliams five-book set for £18, down from £34.95 — and get free standard delivery on your order.

SAVE: £16.95

NEW READS: Using your local library to sample new books is a great idea. Most libraries offer you the chance to request a book you’d like to read if they don’t already have it. That way you’ll get to read the book without actually forking out for it.

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Deal of the day

GET up to 30 per cent off bookings at Park Plaza hotels until January 31, 2021. Book your stay before March 31 to get the discount.

SAVE: up to 30 per cent

Cheap treat

YOUNG’S Gastro lemon and pepper fish fillets are half price at Tesco. Get two for £2, down from £4.

SAVE: £2

My Sun Savers fiver

LYNN SMITH, from Manchester, says: “I’m using my Sun Savers fivers towards my first ever cruise with my friend this month.”

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Top swap

MICROWAVE rice makes for a quick and easy meal but don’t pay £1.70 for Uncle Ben’s Golden Vegetable Rice at Waitrose. Instead, you can buy a pouch of Tesco’s version for just 65p.

SAVE: £1.05

Reader's saving tip

DEE MORELEY, from East Hunsbury, Northants, says: “When mascara dries up, don’t bin it, put a couple of drops of hot water in it for a few minutes. You’ll get more out.”

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Shop and save

GET three Easter eggs – including Chocolate Orange – from a selected range at Asda for just £8.

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BUY one pair of men’s selected jeans at New Look and get another pair for half price.

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