World Book Day - Let's Celebrate Books
2 March 2017
Today children across the globe will be taking part in World Book Day - a festival of reading organised by (UNESCO) which celebrates authors, illustrators and books galore. It aims to encourage children to explore the pleasure of reading and, in the UK and Ireland, to give them an opportunity to receive a book of their own.
15 million £1 Book Token vouchers are available for children who can take the voucher to their local bookseller and pick one of 10 new, free books (see below) or it can be used towards an audio or print book worth £2.99 or more at participating book shops and stores.
The 20th anniversary event - with its tagline of " do something booky today" - will see the launch of a series of podcasts for children of all ages, which will include audio extracts of books, read by actors such as Isla Fisher and David Tennant.
As part of this literary celebration one of the most popular activities for children is to dress up as their favourite book characters - from Gangsta Granny and The Cat in the Hat, to Horrid Henry and Little Miss Sunshine. If you would like more information on how to obtain the book vouchers, access the podcasts and also glean some inspiration for costumes and fun things to do visit: http://www.worldbookday.com
Here at Calibre we celebrate books everyday and you'll find a wonderful selection of children's and young adult fiction titles including some of our latest additions: Rebecca Stevens - Valentine Joe (617369); Betty G Birney - Friendship According to Humphrey (617372) and Ally Sherrick - Black Powder (617372).
Peppa Pig Loves World Book Day
Everyone Loves Underpants - Claire Freedman and Ben Court
Where's Wally: The Fantastic Journey - Martin Handford
The Famous Five: Good Old Timmy and Other Stories - Enid Blyton
Horrid Henry: Funny Fact Files - Francesca and Tony Ross
Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White - Julia Donaldson
Butterfly Beach - Jacqueline Wilson
Blob - David Walliams
Island - David Almond
Dead of Night - Michael Grant
Model - Miss Louise