World Book day

World book day is back! It will take place on Thursday 2nd March  , providing children and young people with the opportunity to purchase their own book using a £1 World book day token. Here are the 10 books available for children and young people to choose from.

Spread the celebration of World Book day by; using social media, reading with your family or friends, story writing, dress up as your favourite character from a book or come and visit us, at your local libraries!

Here are some recommended reads for young children for World Book Day:

Monsters love underpants, Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

There are prowly monsters howling loudly and drooling monsters from the steamy swamp. There are wild, woolly mountain monsters and spiky, spooky monsters from outer space. And they all have one thing in common – they LOVE underpants!

Spider Sandwiches, Claire Freedman, Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVES to glug slug milkshake, Through a stinky hosepipe straw, And as for beetle biscuits . . . He can ALWAYS munch one more! And this is just the beginning of Max’s frightful mealtimes.

We’re going on a bear hunt, Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

We’re going on a bear hunt! Through the long wavy grass, the thick oozy mud and the swirling, whirling snowstorm – will we find a bear today?

George’s new dinosaur, Zoe Hedges & Neville Astley

George loves playing with his favourite toy, Mr Dinosaur. But when he breaks one day, Mummy and Daddy Pig take him to buy a new one. The amazing new Dino-Roar walks, talks and sings too, but will he be as good a toy as Mr Dinosaur?

Recommended reads for Key Stage 1 children:

The day the crayons quit, Drew Daywalt

The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.

Sparky, Jenny Offill &Chris Appelhans

A little girl wants a pet. She’s not fussy, any will do. Her mother said no to a bird and bunny and trained seal. Then she agrees to the sloth, Sparky! Sloths don’t know how to fetch, or roll over. But they sure know how to play dead. What’s an eager pet owner to do?

The Dragonsitter, Josh Lacey

Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton’s unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path. ‘Short, sharp and funny’ – Telegraph

The legend of spud murphy, Eoin Colfer

Will has four brothers and it’s chaos in his house! If he’s not being teased by his big brother Marty, he has to deal with the terrible, three-headed bundle of cuteness that is his three younger brothers. Even worse, his mother has the brilliant idea of packing Will and Marty off to the library during the holidays. She just doesn’t understand! Not only is the library no fun, it’s also the habitat of the legendary librarian Spud Murphy. If you put a foot wrong, it’s rumoured she will use her dreaded gas-powered spud gun and you don’t want that – just ask Ugly Frank how he got his nickname! Eventually Will and Marty discover a love of books and that Mrs Murphy isn’t so bad after all!

Here are some books to compliment the Key Stage 2 world book day titles:

Daizy star and the pink guitar, Cathy Cassidy

Meet the one and only Daizy Star! Daizy is ready to dazzle everyone with her brand-new pink guitar – maybe she’ll even find her star quality! But then Dad comes up with another crazy idea, which means swapping happy family life for milking African goats. Eeeek! Daizy needs a clever plan . . . she’s got to win the Battle of the Bands, or she can say goodbye to all her friends, sleepovers and – worst of all – custard doughnuts . . .

My dog Daisy, Jean Ure

Lily is absolutely desperate for her very own dog. She’s wanted one for as long as she can remember and no other pet will do. But Mum says they can’t keep one in their small new flat – disaster! So when Lily meets a fellow dog-lover in the park one day she hatches a plan to be a co-owner. Will her new friend Charlotte and Fred the dog be the answer to all her prayers?

Diary of a killer cat, Anne Fine

Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by the killer cat himself.

You’re a bad man, Mr Gum,Andy Stanton

The beginning of a weird, wacky, one in a million series about the plight of the truly nasty Mr Gum and a crazy cast of characters-a cross between Roald Dahl and Monty Python Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He’s a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun, and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him and an angry fairy that lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl named Polly, and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there are heroes and sweets and adventures and everything.

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