World Book Day Fest
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Our friends at National Book Tokens are giving away the ultimate prize for one lucky school - £5000 of National Book Tokens. That’s enough to buy hundreds of books for the library. To sweeten the deal, you’ll also get £100 for yourself! Enter the competition now >

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Ever wanted a friend who could take you to magical realms, talk to animals or help you survive a shipwreck? Well, you’ll find them all in the A PUFFIN BOOK collection of stories that last a lifetime. To celebrate their publication we’ve teamed up with Virgin Experiences who know all about creating unforgettable moments! Enter […]

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Forget everything you’ve ever heard about Robin Hood. The truth is darker than you can imagine. ‘There are books that are great and then there are those rare ones that are dangerous. Shadow of the Wolf is just that. With the appeal of A Song of Ice and Fire, Tim Hall has created a fantastical, daring […]

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A debut novel about fear, trust and betrayal, Close to the Wind is one of two launch titles from the newly independent David Fickling Books, a publishing house renowned for its editorial excellence and reputation for spotting new talent. Tipping Close to the Wind as ‘a serious contender for prizes’ for the year ahead, award-winning publisher […]

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Master mystery-maker, Helen Moss, is back with a new series after her hit Adventure Island series and this time she is taking on the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt! When Ryan Flint accompanies his journalist mother to an archaeological expedition in Egypt’s Valley of the King’s, he isn’t expecting life-threatening danger and a 3,000-year-old-murder […]

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It is hotting up outside and what better than to cool down with a sumptuous, underwater picture book!  Maudie Smith’s Milly and the Mermaids is a heart-warming story of a little girl who realises her dreams. Milly’s trip to the seaside awakens her desperate wish to meet a mermaid and she is sure if she just […]

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When Cole Randolph and his friends break into a spooky old house for a bit of fun, they are mysteriously sucked into another realm; a magical place called the Outskirts. The Outskirts are made of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an inbetween place. Once you […]

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Martin Brown’s iconic illustrations for the Horrible Histories books are instantly recognisable: his flair for drawing sickening subjects and awful individuals is unmatched! So we were delighted when Martin joined World Book Day at this year’s Biggest Book Show on Earth in London. After the event he very kindly gave us a signed doodle that […]

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We all know that doors are for people with no imagination so smash the glass, climb through the window and enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this ultimate story collection. Introduced by Derek, these are the hidden stories of the skeleton who saves the world… and the girl who’s destined to destroy it. […]

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When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in… For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is […]

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Who would you sacrifice to save the world? Don’t miss the second explosive book in the young adult fantasy series, The Name of the Blade. Against all odds, Mio, Jack and Shinobu have defeated the terrifying Nekomata and got home alive. But Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, and now the Underworld has […]

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The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War is a moving anthology of stories inspired by objects from the First World War, illustrated by Jim Kay. The Great War is a powerful collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. From a soldier’s writing […]

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Dixie O’Day is BACK! He and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fabulous pop star, has her priceless diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide in the crime of the century. Can Dixie and Percy track down the sinister figures at the heart of the […]

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Would you like to win a whole MARVELLOUS SET OF ROALD DAHL BOOKS for your school? To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous set of books all you have to do is draw a picture of your favourite Roald Dahl character and write a sentence about why you chose them. Write your […]

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Would you like to win a bundle of wartime-themed books for your school library? To celebrate the Centenary, Random House Children’s Publishers have THREE SETS to give away. To be in with a chance of winning please write a short poem about the war. It can be about the First or Second World War and on […]

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Resources

Take a look at all the great World Book Day Resources that you can download FREE for use at home or in the classroom!

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