It’s not always feasible to buy a new book every time you want them to read, but visiting libraries and taking advantage of this year’s World Book Day £1 tokens can help keep your kids engaged with something new to sink their teeth into.
Each year, World Book Day UK choose a number of titles that can be purchased in participating bookshops for just £1, using tokens distributed to children at school in late February.
For 2018, the titles chosen are said to offer “a message of inclusivity”.
- Oi Goat! By Kes GrayWORLDBOOKDAY
- My Book About Me By Mr Silly, By Adam HargreavesWORLDBOOKDAY
- The Baby Brother From Outer Space By Pamela ButchartWORLDBOOKDAY
- Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories by Michael BomdWORLDBOOKDAY
- Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story by Nadiya HussainWORLDBOOKDAY
- Terry’s Dumb Dot Story: A Treehouse Tale by Andy Griffiths and Terry DentonWORLDBOOKDAY
- The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog by Clare BaldingWORLDBOOKDAY
- Brain Freeze by Tom FletcherWORLDBOOKDAY
- The Bolds’ Great Adventure by Julian ClaryWORLDBOOKDAY
- Marvel Avengers: The Greatest Heroes by Alastair DougallWORLDBOOKDAY
- Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins (IRELAND ONLY)WORLDBOOKDAY
Older kids can use the book token to put towards the £2.50 special edition Young Adult (YA) titles, enabling them to purchase them for just £1.50.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Penguin)
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson (Egmont)
Summoner: The Novice by Taran Matharu (Hachette)
Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah (Bloomsbury)
This year’s World Book Day theme is “Share A Story” and encourages adults, parents and older siblings to participate by reading and sharing stories.
The ‘Share a Story’ theme will be encouraging the nation to ‘Take 10’ and recognise the positive impact that reading together for only 10 minutes a day can have on a child’s outcome.