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World Book Day

March 1st 2018 was 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 all the authors in this special section to mark World Book Day 2018.

More books by Kes Gray & Jim Field

More books by Adam Hargreaves

More books by Michael Bond

More books by Nadiya Hussain

More books by Pamela Butchart

More books by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

More books by Tom Fletcher

More books by Julian Clary

More books by Clare Balding

More books about Marvel Avengers

More books by Gerald Siggins

Books from the YA World Book Day Authors

More books by Kes Gray & Jim Field

More books by Adam Hargreaves

How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Kes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.

Mr Men: My Daddy

Mr Men: My Daddy

Baby and Toddler

Author: Roger Hargreaves Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

This very special Mr Men book is the perfect gift for Father's Day. The Mr Men will help you show your daddy just how much he means to you. 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 - lots of the Mr Men rolled into one! Children can also add their own words to the story to make it a really personal gift. The perfect book for your daddy's birthday, a new father, Father's Day, or for giving and sharing any time you want to say I love you, too. The Mr Men and Little Miss have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Bold illustrations and funny stories make Mr Men and Little Miss the perfect story time experience for children aged 2 years and up.

More books by Michael Bond

Little Miss Princess

Little Miss Princess

5+ readers

Author: Roger Hargreaves Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Little Miss Princess lives in a castle with turrets and a moat. A very big castle. And Little Miss Princess has lots of people to do things for her. But Little Miss Princess isn't rude and spoilt. She is a kind and generous, good hearted princess. One day, she decides to help an injured Mr. Bump, but as you can imagine, Little Miss Princess isn't used to doing things herself, so everything doesn't quite go to plan...

ebook of the month

More books by Nadiya Hussain

More books by Pamela Butchart

The Phantom Lollipop Man

The Phantom Lollipop Man

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Izzy and her friends are shocked when they find their lollipop man has disappeared! Maisie thinks he's gone to Rome but if that's true, why do they keep seeing a weird white wispy cloud around the school? And why do Izzy's legs feel cold even though she's got tights on? Could it be that the lollipop man is a phantom and he's come to spook them all?! Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures!

ebook of the month

More books by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

More books by Tom Fletcher

There's a Monster in Your Book

There's a Monster in Your Book

5+ readers

Author: Tom Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

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! This read-aloud, interactive picture book treat invites children to make magic happen page by page, tilting, spinning and shaking the book, and then seeing the funny results when each page is turned. A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!

ebook of the month

More books by Julian Clary

More books by Clare Balding

Marvel Avengers 2-in-1 Puzzle Pack Activity Book and 2-in-1 Jigsaw Puzzle

Marvel Avengers 2-in-1 Puzzle Pack Activity Book and 2-in-1 Jigsaw Puzzle

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Parragon Books Ltd Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/03/2017

Join Iron Man, Captain America and their friends for some fun with this Marvel Avengers 2-in-1 Puzzle Pack. This pack contains an activity book and a 36-piece double-sided jigsaw puzzle. After putting the puzzle together, turn it over for some fun colouring using your favourite crayons.

Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury

Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2017

When the world is overpowered by Super Villains, Earth calls upon its mightiest heroes - the Avengers. Will they be able to defeat their enemies and save Earth from the clutches of evil? Each of the 12 stories in this Marvel Avengers 5-Minute Treasury is the ideal length for reading aloud in about five minutes - perfect for bedtime, story time, or any time!

More books about Marvel Avengers

More books by Gerald Siggins

Summoner: The Battlemage Book 3

Summoner: The Battlemage Book 3

13+ readers

Author: Taran Matharu Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

One boy's ability to summon demons will change the fate of an empire ... The epic conclusion to the fantasy trilogy described as 'Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings meets Pokemon'. After the thrilling cliffhanger at the end of book two, we rejoin Fletcher and his friends in the ether, where they must undertake a mortally dangerous quest all the while avoiding capture by enemies and facing foes more terrifying than anything they have yet encountered. But this is nothing compared to what truly lies ahead for Fletcher, as his nemesis, albino orc Khan, is on a mission to destroy Hominum and everything and everyone that Fletcher loves. Epic battles, dramatic revelations and breathtaking drama await in the third book in the New York Times bestselling Summoner series.'Friendship, loyalty, magic and political intrigue beckon ...' The Bookseller

Books from the YA World Book Day Authors

 

 

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.

 



Blue Peter will announce the winner of their Best Story and Best Book with Facts 2018 in a special show on World Book Day. You can see the shortlist & read more about the books here!

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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