Our top five favourite £1 World Book Day books for 2016

Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland), during March 2016. Children can take the tokens to participating book shops and swap them for a £1 book. Ten new books have been written specially for the event – here are Herok’s top five.

World Book Day 174-x-23221. Kipper’s Visitor – Pre school

By: Mick Inkpen
Publisher: Hachette

Kipper has a visitor – a slightly dirty gosling in need of a bath. But the gosling doesn’t say very much. ‘Honk!’ is about all he can manage!

Created for World Book Day 2016 and starring the much-loved Kipper, this charming story follows Kipper and an adorable gosling through a bubbly bathtime.

World Book Day 174-x-23262. ‘Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space’ – KS2

By: Cavan Scott
Publisher: Egmont

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…

World Book Day 174-x-23243. The Great Mouse Plot – KS1

By: Roald Dahl
Publisher: PenguinRandomHouse

‘You had the idea – so you can be the one to put the mouse in the jar.’ This is a true story. Every day the boy walks past a sweet shop filled with jars of delicious gobstoppers and sticky treacle toffees. But there is one terrible problem. The shop is owned by Mrs Pratchett, a skinny old hag with filthy finger nails. She is so mean that the boy decides to trick her – and he’s got the perfect plan… Did you know that this boy grew up to become the writer Roald Dahl? Discover secrets about the World’s Number 1 Storyteller and start your Roald Dahl 100 celebrations in 2016 with this very special World Book Day story!


1World Book Day 74-x-23284. The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked – KS2

By: David Baddiel
Publisher: HarperCollins

Alfie has a routine. To be honest, he has a lot of routines. There’s the waking-up routine, the getting-dressed routine, the cleaning-his-teeth-in-the-morning routine, the getting-his-school-bag-ready-routine… and that’s all before 8:30am. But then one day Alfie’s usual babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie’s parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn’t do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. Over and over again. Eventually, Alfie decides to take her at her word. And that’s when things start to go weird. Does everything get out of control and Alfie learn his lesson and realise that routines are really quite important to stick to after all? Nah. This isn’t that kind of story… Written especially for World Book Day 2016, this is a fabulously entertaining and touching story from David Baddiel, author of the bestselling The Parent Agency and The Person Controller.

World Book Day 174-x-23235. Daisy and the Trouble With Jack – KS1

By: Kes Gray
Publisher: PenguinRandomHouse

Daisy can’t believe it! Mrs Peters is making her sit next to Jack Beechwhistle – the naughtiest boy in the school, and possibly the whole world! Jack is so mad! Mrs Peters is making him sit next to Daisy Butters – she’s such an annoying tell tale! As the lesson goes on, Daisy and Jack think of more and more ways to get one up on each other. Then they both have a brilliant idea! Trouble is, Daisy and Jack might be more alike than they realised… A funny, mischievous and totally troublesome tale for girls and boys, written and published specially for World Book Day 2016.


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