World Book Day: book list 2015

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This year, children can buy any of these 10 special edition books with their £1 World Book Day token at participating bookshops, between 2–29 March 2015.

For more information, see the World Book Day website. 



Elmer's Parade by David McKee

For age 2+

Elmer is very excited because today is the fancy dress parade. But some of the animals are missing! Can Elmer find them in time for everyone to join in the fun? Go on a World Book Day adventure with this brand new tale by David McKee. Somewhere on every page is also a special question: answer each one to become a part of Elmer's parade!


The_dinosaur_that_poopedThe Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot! by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

For age 2+

Meet Danny and Dinosaur, they're best friends. But Dinosaur has a problem – he just can't stop eating. And what goes in must come out… Find prehistoric creatures, planets and POOP in this explosive tale.

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    Jonny_DuddleA Pirate's Guide to Landlubbing
     by Jonny Duddle

    For ages 5-7

    Are you a swashbuckling sea dog who has always been curious about the ways of landlubbers? Join Jim Ladd and the piratically notorious Jolley-Rogers family as they navigate the weird world of the shore.


    Magic_Animal_StoriesMagic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds a Friend by Daisy Meadows

    For age 7+ 

    It's Story Day in Friendship Forest, and Jess and Lily are invited to join in the fun! But when wicked witch Grizelda tries to destroy Mrs Taptree's library, they need the help of Lucy Longwhiskers and her new friend Sophie Flufftail!


    Goth_GirlGoth Girl and Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell

    For age 7+ 

    When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd Beau Peeps. They are preparing for World Frock Night – a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes. Ada's costume is definitely spectacular and she thinks she might be in with a chance at the grand prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and an unexpected guest at the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet. 



    The Diary of Dennis the Mennis: World Book Menace Day by Stephen Butler

    For age 7+ 

    ARGH NO! Please tell me it's not World Book Day AGAIN! If you're anything like me, this is your worst nightmare! But not to worry – I've got all the tricks and pranks to turn World Book Day into World MENACE Day.

    Your menacing pals, Dennis (and Gnasher)


    Best Mates by Michael Morpurgo


    For age 9+ 

    A collection of seven magical and heart-warming animal stories, specially for World Book Day, by the nation's favourite storyteller. From the author who brought you Joey the War Horse, Shadow the dog and Kaspar the cat comes a pocket-sized collection of perfect animal stories – proving that it's not just dogs that are man's best friend Taken from the length of Michael Morpurgo's career, the tales in this charming book will delight any child who loves animals - or stories! 


    Dork Diaries: How to be a Dork by Rachel Renee Russell


    For age 9+

    A dorktastic new Dork Diaries book for World Book Day 2015. Nikki Maxwell is the Queen of the Dorks and in this adorkable book she's ready to spill all her top tips for living life the dorky way! From coping with crushes to avoiding BFF dramas, planning dorkalicious parties to surviving family "fun" days, discovering your style to starting you own dork diary. This is the ultimate guide for wannabe dorks and dorky divas alike!


    Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale

    For young adults 

    "My name is Harriet Manners and I am a geek."

    Harriet Manners knows that the hottest observed place on earth is Furnace Creek in Death Valley. She knows that dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours. And she knows just how badly auditions can go, especially when you're a model. But she has no idea what to do when her arch-nemesis decides the school play is the perfect opportunity to humiliate her...


    Killing The Dead by Marcus Sedgewick

    For young adultsMarcus_Sedgewick

    Follow the dark, dark path

    Into the dark, dark woods 

    To the dark dark bridge

    By the dark, dark water.

    Linger. Let the ghosts of heaven tell their story.




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