World Book Day
March 2nd 2017 was the 20th 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. 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 2017.
- More books about Peppa Pig
- More books by Jacqueline Wilson
- More books by Claire Freedman
- More books by Martin Handford
- More books by Enid Blyton
- More books by Francesca Simon
- More books by Julia Donaldson
- More books by David Walliams
- More books by David Almond
- More books by Michael Grant
- More books by Judi Curtin
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WBD director Kirsten Grant: “Literacy standards are in jeopardy and for so many children today, books are not present in their lives. WBD gives them the opportunity to select and own a book of their own—often for the first time. It’s also a moment to celebrate the wildly imaginative landscape of books for children and young people, and the fun and pleasure that can be derived from a good book.”
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.
Liz Pichon, author and illustrator of the hugely popular Tom Gates series is the World Book Day 2017 illustrator.
She created all the illustrations for the World Book Day website and the branding attached.
Over 14 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.
And the O'Brien Press Exclusive Irish World Book Day Book
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 27 February–Sunday 26th March 2017.
For more information visit www.WorldBookDay.com or join in the conversation on the World Book Day facebook page and on twitter @WorldBookDayUK