World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017

Peppa Loves World Book Day (Pre-School)

It’s World Book Day, but Peppa has so many favourite books, she can’t decide which character to dress up as! Who will she be? Find out in this Peppa Pig story! Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.

“Lottie thought this book was really funny. With Peppa and George having to dress up in there favourite book for World Book Day. George is mad about dinosaurs so he was sorted but Peppa was struggling as she had to many favourite books. The outcome was really funny and Lottie laughed. Lottie said the end result of Peppa’s dress up was her favourite part of the book. Brilliant book for little ones on World Book Day.”

Lottie12 aged 4

“What a funny book! Read it to my 4 year old who loves Peppa. A great introduction to World Book Day and showed her how she can like lots of books and use her imagination for dressing up. The characters never get old and always amuse. The artwork was as good as always. A must buy for Peppa fans!”

Mandy2003 read it to Rubiroo aged 4 & Darcm aged 4 months

Read if you loved: Peppa Pig

Everyone Loves Underpants – Claire Freedman (Pre-School)

This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort’s vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! In this PANTSTASTIC story, join old friends to celebrate the wonder of underpants!

“We’re already lovers of this series of books so to find all our funny favourites in one book was brilliant. Exploring all who love underpants in all their brilliance and variety! This is a fun filled book ready to make you giggle and learn to fall in love with those pingy elastic fantastic pants! Great fun rhyming text with brilliantly fun illustrations.”

mrsbeckie read it to Amelie aged 4

“This book was really good. My 3yr old boy and 6 yr old girl loved it, both for different reasons. My boy thinks anything to do with pants is hilarious and my girl liked the way it brought all the other underpant stories together on each page. It is also a good way to get a taster for the other stories in the series. Thoroughly enjoyable all round.”

Lianec77 read it to Maisiec10 aged 6 & Oliverc13 aged 3

Read if you loved: Monsters Love Underpants  /  Aliens Love Underpants

Where’s Wally: The Fantastic Journey – Martin Handford (KS1)

Join Wally on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Hidden in every intricately-detailed scene are Wally and his friends – so let the hunt begin! Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this third classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition and extra puzzling and magical puzzles to play. Wow! Amazing!

“They both loved it – especially the six year old who already has a few Where’s Wally books. He enjoyed finding Wally and said that he would definitely have chosen this with his WBD voucher had he not been given the opportunity to trial it ? It was a bit difficult for my three year old but he loves to do whatever his big brother does and so he gave it his best shot and did enjoy looking at the pictures.”

Roxy read it to BatmanShoot aged 6 & Iron Man aged 3

Read if you loved: Where’s Wally

The Famous Five: Good Old Timmy And Other Stories – Enid Blyton (KS1)

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton’s most popular series. This special illustrated World Book Day book contains three of Enid Blyton’s page-turning short stories about the Famous Five, with fantastic new cover illustrations from Laura Ellen Anderson. In Good Old Timmy, the five see a boy being kidnapped at the beach and set out to rescue him. But where have the kidnappers hidden the boy? Could Timmy lead them to the answer?

“I loved it because there were a lot of dogs and people. And ice cream. And I loved all of the characters as well. I loved the story because it is amazing. I loved the story so much that I want to do it all over again. I loved it.”

the7baylisses read it to CaityBelle aged 6

“This book is great. It has three short stories. I really enjoyed them all. It is a great taster into the Famous Five series. The stories are exciting and gripping. I won’t spoil the plots but all three are different with mystery and all have a good ending. I love all the characters especially George and Timmy the dog. Would recommend this book if you have or haven’t read the Famous Five series.”

Phoebe08 aged 9

Read if you loved: Enid Blyton

Horrid Henry: Funny Fact Files – Francesca Simon (KS1)

Horrid Henry is the no.1 expert in pulling pranks, running a cool club and making as much mayhem as possible. And now you can be just like him! This hilarious book is full of fiendish facts about Horrid Henry, plus top-secret diary entries, club passwords and tips for dealing with annoying siblings.

“I absolutely loved this book. I kept stopping to tell my Mum facts, and laughed throughout!”

the7baylisses read it to CaityBelle aged 6

“I loved this book because it was all about Horrid Henry. I loved hearing about his practical jokes and how he plays tricks on people. He called his Dad a ‘blobby pants face delux’ which was hilarious. The pictures are really good too.”

gayleymoo-glasgow read it to Josh aged 8 & Sam aged 7

Read if you loved: Horrid Henry

Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White – Julia Donaldson (KS1)

Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. In this story Mirror-Belle comes popping out of Ellen’s mirror to help out with the local pantomime taking the story off script a hilarious way.

“I love reading anything by Julia Donaldson, and this was no different. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down!”

HannahMc aged 7

“I read this to my daughters aged 6-8. They enjoyed the story on one level because they knew the story of Snow White and thought it was funny when the play in the book was different. However, they also wanted to know who Mirror-Belle was and where she came from. It wasn’t really explained in this book, so unless you had read previous stories with Mirror-Belle in, it may be a little baffling. It was easy to read and they enjoyed talking about it afterwards.”

Lianec77 read it to Emilyc08 aged 8 & Maisiec10 aged 6

Read if you loved: Julia Donaldson

Butterfly Beach – Jacqueline Wilson (KS2)

A brand-new story starring the unlikely best friends of The Butterfly Club, published specially for World Book Day 2017, from much-loved and bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. Selma can’t wait to go on holiday with her best friend forever, Tina. But a holiday with Tina means a holiday with her triplet sisters, too – and it’s not long before Selma feels like the odd one out. Can their shared love of butterflies bring Selma and Tina together again?

“I read this to Alex (male). I found it quite sad as the characters have had a rough time of things. Alex enjoyed it which I was surprised about as it had such a strong quota of female characters.”

rebeccajw-east-grinsteadread it to Alex aged 9

“I liked it when Selma got a phone and no one on holiday with her had a phone except the parents. The characters were very funny because when they were reading books the three twins were making pig noises from the three pigs: Peter Pig, Percy Pig and PomPom Pig. Selma thought it was babyish because she never ever did silly things except with her best friend Tina. I enjoyed the story a lot because it was funny and not what you were expecting.”

Maurits aged 8

Read if you loved: Jacqueline Wilson

Blob – David Walliams (KS2)

This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob…And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship – and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant World Book Day Book from one of today’s favourite children’s authors.

“This book is fantastic, i love david walliams and this lived up to the brilliant reputation he has. This story is really funny and I really liked it especially the ending.”

Elliemai aged 9

“This was my first David Walliams book and I loved it. I found the introduction really funny with Raj and the mouldy chocolate. I liked it when Bob saw the Blobfish because he screamed really loud and there were lots of other funny bits in the book that made me laugh out loud! I think I will definitely read more of his books after this one.”

Ishan09 aged 7

Read if you loved: David Walliams

Island – David Almond (KS3)

Each year, sixteen-year old Louise travels with her father to the island of Lindisfarne. It’s a holiday, but also a pilgrimage to the place Louise’s mother loved best of all in the whole world. This year things are changing and the beautiful and haunted island is a troubled place. Louise is growing fast, and is yearning for independence. Her father becomes infatuated by an American tourist. And they arrive at the same time as Hassan, a mysterious boy from Syria, who fascinates Louise. He seems to have known this place from long ago, and to be at home here. He’s an acrobat, maybe a sorcerer, maybe a source of great danger. The gang of boys who live in the island’s wilder places want to cast him out. Over the course of a few days, the forces of love, death, hope and destruction move these characters towards a deeper understanding of themselves and the world. This is a story which shows how the journeys we take and the people we meet shape us forever.

“This book was a really inspiring read, balancing topics of war and hope and relatable characters. The plot was really compelling, but I must say what did it for me were the detailed characters, I couldn’t help loving them. I would definitely recommend spending your WBD token on this.”

Alice aged 14

Read if you loved: Skellig by David Almond

Dead of Night – Michael Grant (KS3)

Rio Richlin doesn’t have superpowers. She is an ordinary young woman. A soldier in the American army, wearing a uniform, carrying a rifle, and fighting alongside thousands who are trying to make a difference, trying to change the world. At least, that’s the plan. Right now she’s part of a squad on a training exercise in some place called Wales. They’re cold, they’re wet, and Rio’s pretty sure they’re also lost. Spending the night in a creepy old inn wasn’t part of the plan at all… Set in the alternative World War II scenario of his Front Lines novels, Michael Grant, author of the bestselling Gone series, has written this story exclusively for World Book Day.

“I liked the book because of the way the story was well written and because of that it was easy to picture the story in your head. I thought the range of personalities of each character was very good because this made it humorous due to some of the soldiers having a stupid act making them seem like fools. I would recommend this book to any readers who enjoy adventurous and mysterious books.”

Bodders2003 aged 13

Read if you loved: Michael Grant