08/04/2015 12:23 BST | Updated 08/06/2015 06:12 BST

When Is World Book Day 2015?


World Book Day is on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Aside from the annual panic of choosing – and making (shudder) – a costume for the big day, children can use the £1 tokens given out in nursery, primary and secondary schools to be exchanged for one of 10 (11 in Ireland) specially published World Book Day £1 Books or redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club.

The World Book Day £1 Book Token will be valid from 2nd to 29th March 2015.. The £1 books available in the scheme his yearhave been divided up into three age ranges to help you and your kids make a decision.

The full list of £1 books available for this, the 8th World Book Day, are:
Elmer's Parade by David McKee
The Dinosaur that Pooped A Lot! by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter, illustrated by Garry Parsons
A Pirate's Guide to Landlubbing by Jonny Duddle
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell
Magic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds a Friend by Daisy Meadows
The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Book Menace Day by Steven Butler
Best Mates by Michael Morpurgo
Dork Diaries: How to be a Dork! by Rachel Renée Russell
Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale
Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick

Ireland only:
• The Fairytale Trap by Erika McGann (O'Brien)

but the age categories are...




If you're in need of costume ideas, we have oodles of inspiration for you, with our round up of best books for different ages and our own favourite childhood books to share with your children.

Our dedicated Book Club is also bursting with reviews, competitions and author interviews, with plenty of ideas for the big day ahead.

Happy World Book Day, readers!

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