World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

To mark the day, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 Book
Token which can be exchanged for one of eight specially published World Book Day £1 Books, or is 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 27th February to 25th March 2012.
The full list of World Book Day £1 books for 2012 is:

  • The What the Ladybird Heard Song, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Macmillan)
  •  Winnie Flies Again, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul (Oxford University Press)
  • Where’s Wally Now?, Martin Handford (Walker Books)
  • Magic Molly: The Clever Little Kitten, Holly Webb (Scholastic)
  • Roald Dahl’s Fantabulous Facts, Roald Dahl (Puffin)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Day of the Dreader, Cressida Cowell (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • Big Day Out, Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt (Random House)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World, Derek Landy (HarperCollins)

The World Book Day site has lots of Cool Stuff & Games featuring some favourite characters and competitions too.

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