World Book Day

We’re so excited for World Book Day, taking place this year on Thursday 7 March. The annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading promises to be the biggest and best yet!

Children across the UK will receive a £1 book token, which can be exchanged for a World Book Day book or used to get £1 off a full price book.
The £1 book list this year features lots of brilliant authors, and spans genres including young adult fiction, picture books for young children, non-fiction and more. This year’s £1 books are:

Age 3-5
Ten Little Bookworms by Mike Brownlow, illustrated by Simon Rickerty
The Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella and Cadpig by Peter Bently, illustrated by Steven Lenton

Age 5-7
LEGO® Minifigure Mayhem by Helen Murray, Beth Davies & Paula Regan
Claude: Best In Show by Alex T. Smith
Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale by Lauren Child

Age 7-11
Bad Mermaids Meet The Witches by Sibéal Pounder, with illustrators Jason Cockcroft and Laura Ellen Anderson
Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan
The Great Rocket Robbery by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton
Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend by Jeff Kinney

Age 11-14
Everdark by Abi Elphinstone
Snap by Patrice Lawrence
Nought Forever by Malorie Blackman

Biggest Book Show on Earth
This year, World Book Day’s Biggest Book Show on Earth live events will be taking place in four local areas where we work – Swindon, Bradford, Manchester and Dundee. There are also two brilliant videos for parents to watch with their children as part of the celebration – one for older children featuring Cressida Cowell, Andy Stanton and more, and one for younger children with illustrators like Alex T. Smith, Sophy Henn and lots more.

Parents’ Bookfinder
The Parents’ Bookfinder tool on the World Book Day website is designed to help parents find what books their child could read next, organised by age category and lots of different themes.

Storycraft
Storycraft is World Book Day’s web-based storytelling tool, which takes children on a unique step-by-step journey to writing and sharing stories in different genres. All with the help of more than 50 top author Storyguides, who share their top tips and inspiration with budding young writers at every stage.

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