World Book Day: book list 2014

World Book Day 2014

This year, children can buy any of these 10 special edition books with their £1 World Book Day token at participating bookshops, between 3–30 March 2014.

For more information, see the World Book Day website



Hello Hugless Douglas

Hello, Hugless Douglas!  by David Melling

For age: 2+

Hugless Douglas, the big bear with the big heart, is a funny and loveable brown bear who does what all children do. Meet him and all of his cuddly, crazy, bouncy animal friends this World Book Day. From waking up, to playtime, story time and then bedtime, every day begins and ends with a BIG hug! With added extra hug gallery you can choose your favourite too.

Little Book Day ParadeLittle Book Day Parade by Emily Gravett

For age: 2+

All the characters from your favourite Emily Gravett books are dressing up for World Book Day. They're going as characters from their favourite books. Can you help them get ready? Matilda is going as the Cheshire Cat – but her cat needs a mad hat. And can you draw a long Rapunzel wig for one of the three little pigs? Join in the drawing and colouring activities with a host of favourite book characters and bring some creative fun to your World Book Day! 

I am nit a LoserI Am Nit a Loser by Jim Smith

For age: 7+

Barry is auditioning to be in an advert for nit shampoo. But when it all goes horribly wrong, Barry has a change of heart. It's time to stand up for all insects and GIVE A BUG A HUG! Join Barry in his quest to save the creepy crawlies in this nutty, nitty World Book Day adventure. 

Fun with The Worst WitchFun with the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

For age: 7+ 

Help Mildred Hubble and her best friend Maud crack spells, cook up potions and solve wizard word games. But watch out because terrifying Miss Hardbroom is never far away with a Crossword or two… Packed with puzzles and magical mayhem, this tricky little book will keep even the Worst Witch out of trouble! 

The Midnight PicnicThe Midnight Picnic: A Laura Marlin Mystery by Lauren St John

For age: 7+ 

When a prize-winning essay earns Laura Marlin an invitation to a midnight picnic on mysterious Bodmin Moor she can hardly wait, especially since her best friend, Tariq, and husky, Skye, get to come too. But Bodmin is a place steeped in legend and as the fog descends it becomes hard to separate myth from reality. When a freak accident leaves the children alone, Laura has to use all her powers of deduction to outwit an enemy who may not even exist. 

Horrible Histories: Terrible TrenchesHorrible Histories: Terrible Trenches by Terry Deary and Martin Brown

For age: 7+ 

One hundred years since the start of the First World War, discover what life was like in the trenches from both sides of the barbed wire in Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches. From foul food to coping with legions of lice – discover how your own wee could save your life, which animals wore gas masks and why Big Bertha terrified the Brits.


Middle School: How I Got Lost in LondonMiddle School: How I Got Lost in London by James Patterson

For age: 9+ 

As school trips go, this one is pretty awesome… 

When I was told we were going to London to study Living History, I thought they were joking. But here I am! Rafe Khatchadorian – global jetsetter! Now all I need to do is find a way of avoiding the school bully, getting Jeanne Galletta to talk to me, and try not to get lost in London. But things are never that simple. So fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight, because this could be a very bumpy flight… 

Jack PepperJack Pepper by Sarah Lean

For age: 9+

Someone special will never be forgotten…

When Ruby and Sid read a poster about a missing dog called Jack Pepper they remember an adventure they had, and a little dog they once met. Could the two possibly be connected? 

Rock War: The AuditionRock War: The Audition by Robert Muchamore

For young adults 

Two kids, one band, one crucial audition. But will they risk their friendship for the sake of musical stardom?

A dramatic addition to Robert Muchamore's Rock War series, this introduces new characters, a never-before-seen band, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Rock War auditions. This is a perfect way in to the series, and a must for Rock War fans. 

The Boy in the SmokeThe Boy in the Smoke (Shades of London series) by Maureen Johnson

For young adults

On a cold night, Stephen Dene went to the Eton boathouse to perform a desperate act. But someone stopped him along the way, sending his life in a new and decidedly strange direction – leading him to London, to two new friends, and to a world of shadows and mystery.

From New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Key to the Golden Firebird and The Name of the Star, this book is a thrilling prequel to The Shades of London series. 



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