World Book Day

Celebrate Books and Reading on World Book Day

27 February 2018

Thursday 1st March is World Book Day which is a celebration of books and reading that is acknowledged in over one hundred countries.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to purchase a book of their own. As part of this, millions of book tokens are sent out to school children where they can get any of the titles chosen for this year’sWorld Book Day for free. Alternatively, they can get money off of any book of their choice. Among the titles available for free are “Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories” by Michael Bond, “The Bolds Great Adventure” by Julian Clary, “Oi Goat!” by KesGray and “Brain Freeze” by Tom Fletcher.

Lots of children are asked to go to school on World Book Day dressed as a character from a story so if you look out of your window on Thursday morning and see lots of Harry Potters and Alices in Wonderland walking down your street you’ll know why!

World Book Day is all about sharing stories and encouraging a love of reading; keeping in the spirit of this here are some children’s titles in the Calibre Audio Library for you to enjoy or share with another friend or family member. 

The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson    615974

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by Ursula Moray Williams    615001

A Twist of Tales by Julia Donaldson 617434

Two Moomin Stories: The Invisible Child and the Fir Tree by ToveJansson   617435

Mr Majeka and the School Book Week   617312

The Worst Witch All at Sea by Jill Murphy   617233

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton    616265

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams    617409

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis   617400

The Bolds by Julian Clary   617334

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett    617354

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame      616375

Skellig by David Almond   616090

The Granny Project by Anne Fine    616058

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke    616600

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo       616493

Alone On a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo   616574