World Book Day - 1 March 2018 World Book Day

March 1st 2018 is the 21st World Book Day! World Book Day is a celebration of books to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading, by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

There are ten books which have been written especially for World Book Day and you can buy them with your World Book Day tokens which will be handed out in schools and nurseries and for the first time ever there special teen titles too! These exclusive books are available from participating bookstores - but we have also featured a selection of great books by these authors in this special section to mark World Book Day 2018.



More books by Kes Gray & Jim Field

Oi Cat!
Kes Gray
From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat's irritation. Dog tries... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Quick Quack Quentin
Kes Gray
Quentin has a problem with his QUACK in this hilarious title from the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field. Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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How Many Legs?
Kes Gray
Award-winning team Kes Gray and Jim Field do a lot of counting is this entertaining and rhyming picture book. Things start off being quite easy – there's just one boy with two legs. And then a polar bear arrives who... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2015
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More books by Adam Hargreaves

Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet
Adam Hargreaves
September 2017 Book of the Month Meet Molly Mischief, the brand new character created by Adam Hargreaves, of the Mr Men dynasty. Molly is certainly a mischief maker, on a trip to the zoo she gets up to all sorts,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2017
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Mr Men: My Daddy
Roger Hargreaves
From terrific tickles and funny faces which brighten your day, to strong arms when you're feeling tired, daddies are funny, silly, strong and cool. Suitable for your daddy's birthday, a new father, or Father's Day, this book features Mr Men... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Little Miss Princess
Roger Hargreaves
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. This is a brand new addition to the Little Miss series, the long-awaited 34th. It's a sweet and funny tale that will leave all little princesses giggling. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2018
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More books by Michael Bond

The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Paddington's Finest Hour
Michael Bond
In a nutshell: one of our national treasures back and on splendid form There are seven brand new Paddington stories in this lovely collection and the little bear is the same lovable character he's ever been - well meaning, inquisitive,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Olga da Polga
Michael Bond
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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More books by Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story
Nadiya Hussain
With the nation – young and old alike – once again glued to Bake Off, the timing of this is perfect. We all regard last year's winner Nadiya Hussain as a personal friend, and the chance to share some of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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More books by Pamela Butchart

The Phantom Lollipop Man
Pamela Butchart
Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures! Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Pugly Bakes a Cake
Pamela Butchart
In a Nutshell: comedy – chaos – pug cooking! A perfect piece of comic writing for children, Pugly Bakes a Cake is certain to be a huge favourite with young readers. Pugly is a pug with great ideas and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool
Pamela Butchart
The pupils at Wigglesbottom Primary have very active imaginations and are quick to believe that there's a shark in the swimming pool, a dinosaur skeleton under their vegetable garden and that Miss Ranger's play parachute bestows invisibility. Their poor teachers... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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More books by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Reader ReviewedThe Treehouse Fun Book
Andy Griffiths
The 'Treehouse' series of books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton reliably provides kids with some of the most inventive, entertaining and deliciously daft reading around, and this new activity book takes the fun on to a different level. Across... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a nutshell: a fabulous story for every storey Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton return with another surreal, inventive and comic tale about their adventures in their ever-expanding treehouse which, for anyone who doesn't know, encompasses everything from a human... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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The Cat on The Mat is Flat
Andy Griffiths
A collection of simple, witty story poems told in engaging rhyming couplets. The Cat on the Mat is Flat is followed by others about the Duck in the Truck in the Muck and Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2008
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More books by Tom Fletcher

The Creakers
Tom Fletcher
In a nutshell: funny, inventive story – watch out for what's lurking under the bed! In a nice twist on the Pied Piper story, the children of Whiffington wake up one morning to discover that all the grown-ups have disappeared,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Christmasaurus
Tom Fletcher
Celebrity Dad, Tom Fletcher brings Christmas and Dinosaurs together in a warm hearted, rollickingly magical story inspired by his love of both. Young William Trundle loves dinosaurs better than anything else in the world and all he wants for Christmas... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/10/2017
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There's a Monster in Your Book
Tom Fletcher
Bestselling author of The Christmasuarus, Tom Fletcher, has written a brand new picture book perfect for bedtime, where a mischievous monster has invaded the pages of your child's book! Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/06/2017
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More books by Julian Clary

The Bolds to the Rescue
Julian Clary
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | March 2016 Book of the Month The Bolds are back, cause for celebration! Written by Julian Clary and illustrated with élan by the incomparable David Roberts, this is a book that... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Bolds
Julian Clary
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 Comedian, entertainer and ‘national trinket' Julian Clary now turns out to be a talented children's writer too. The Bolds, his first book... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that's Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and Betty, Uncle Tony whom they rescued from a safari park... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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More books by Clare Balding

The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding
There's a new mystery afoot in this entertaining sequel about Noble Warrior and his owner. Everything seems calm. Young horse lover Charlie Bass is getting her life back on track and her horse Noble Warrior is safely back in his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Clare Balding
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: follow your dreams | Young readers will gallop through Clare Balding's utterly delightful book – in fact, they'll be smiling from the very first sentence. Steeped in farm and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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More books about Marvel Avengers

Marvel Avengers 2-in-1 Puzzle Pack Activity Book and 2-in-1 Jigsaw Puzzle
Parragon Books Ltd
Read, colour, and play with Marvel Avengers 2-in-1 Puzzle Pack! This awesome kit comes with a double-sided jigsaw puzzle that you can colour and a fun activity book. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 14/03/2017
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Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury
Various
Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury has 12 action-packed stories for every Marvel Avengers fan! Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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More books by Gerald Siggins

Rugby Heroes
Gerard Siggins
In a nutshell: thrilling, vivid rugby action, history, ghosts Readers who enjoy rugby or any kind of sport will love Gerard Siggins' Rugby Spirit series with its exciting mix of brilliantly described rugby action and ghost story. Eoin Madden is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2018
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Rugby Runner
Gerard Siggins
In a nutshell: thrilling rugby action plus ghosts plus mystery | The latest in Gerard Siggins' Rugby Spirit series is typically filled with rugby action so vividly described that you feel you're there on the pitch, together with a solid... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2017
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Rugby Flyer
Gerard Siggins
If you have a young rugby fan in your life who hasn't yet discovered this great series, drop everything and buy a copy now. A mix of irresistible ruby action – Gerard Siggins was a sports journalist and can really... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2016
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Books from the YA World Book Day Authors

Summoner: The Battlemage Book 3
Taran Matharu
Enter an immersive fantasy world where one boy's ability to summon demons will change the fate of an empire ... The third book in the epic New York Times bestselling SUMMONER trilogy from Wattpad sensation Taran Matharu. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
October 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles over with brilliant ideas in a fast-paced and thought-provoking adventure encompassing families, a very special kind of haunting,... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Paper Towns
John Green
A special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. Award winning author John Green's fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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Reader ReviewedTerror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
October 2014 Book of the Month Perceptive, provocative and deeply moving, Benjamin Zephaniah tells a hard hitting story about how dangerous making one simple wrong choice can be. Rico... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2014
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WBD director Kirsten Grant: “World Book Day is all about spreading the joy of reading to every young person in the country. We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary, and what a fantastic time we’ve had. As ever, our aim is to deliver some of the very best authors and illustrators direct to thousands of children across the country.”

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

And you can catch your favourite World Book authors and this year's book show, The Biggest Book Show on Earth, which will run from 26th February to 3rd March. More than 30 authors including Clare Balding, Abi Elphinstone, Tracey Corderoy, Tom Fletcher and Frank Cottrell-Boyce will visit venues in Dublin, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Doncaster, Brighton and Newcastle. Find out more here!

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Over 15 million World Book Day tokens will be distributed in schools. When you get your token take it to your nearest participating bookshop (find your nearest here!) and swap it for one of these great books!

Here is the full list of all the £1 World Book Day books. Follow the book link to be directed to the World Book Day website for more information about each book. And find out more about the authors & illustrators, & other books they have written, by clicking on their name.
Oi Goat by Kes Gray & Jim Field

Mr Men My Book About Me by Adam Hargreaves

Paddington Turns Detective by Michael Bond

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain

The Baby Brother From Outer Space! by Pamela Butchart

Terry's Dumb Dot Story by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Brain Freeze by Tom Fletcher

The Bold's Great Adventure by Julian Clary

The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog by Clare Balding

Marvel Avengers - The Greatest Heroes

And the O'Brien Press Exclusive Irish World Book Day Book

Rugby Roar by Gerald Siggins

For the first time, this World Book Day there are 5 special Teen titles too! Each special edition novel is priced at £2.50 each, or £1.50 to those paying with WBD tokens.

An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green

Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge

Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson

Summoner The Novice by Taran Matharu

Or if you'd prefer you can use your token to get £1 off any full priced book instead.



Your World Book Day Book Tokens are valid from Monday 26 February–Sunday 25 March 2018.

For more information visit www.WorldBookDay.com or join in the conversation on the World Book Day facebook page and on twitter @WorldBookDayUK


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