World Book Day offers every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. The £1 tokens and £1 books give all children the chance to experience choosing and owning a book – for free.
The World Book Day books are a gift to children from booksellers and publishers.
World Book Day works with publishers to create a list of £1 books to appeal to a wide range of children at all ages, interests, and stages of reading.
Publishers suggest titles and a selection panel chooses from these submissions. The selection panel includes a range of expert voices from libraries, communities, partner charities and retailers.
The World Book Day trustees approve the final list.
The chosen publishers then produce and publish the £1 books (covering all the costs).
Booksellers buy the books from publishers and give them to children in exchange for the £1 token.