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World Book Day 2013

This year we will celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.

In conjunction with schools and associations around the UK children will be given a £1.00 National Book Token which they can exchange for a book from a choice of 8 free books, or can be put towards a book or audio book of their choice.

World Book Day want as many children as possible to visit bookshops on and around World Book Day and beyond.

National Book Tokens – proud to sponsor World Book Day.

The 8 Free books are

Alfie’s Shop by Shirley Hughes

Play Shop with Alfie and Annie Rose! Alfie discovers an exciting world in his back garden.

Join Alfie as he finds out about the magical games you can play out-of-doors…


Giraffes Can’t Dance Colouring and Puzzle Fun by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team. Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance . . . or can they?A special Giraffes Can’t Dance activity book, based on the bestselling picture book has been created just for World Book Day. It’s filled with puzzles, games and pictures to colour, so come join the fun!

Horrid Henry’s Guide to Perfect Parents by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

A brand new Horrid Henry book for World Book Day 2013.Read Henry’s top tips and sneakiest secrets and discover once and for all how to get more pocket money, more TV, more sweets and a later bedtime.But watch out! Any parents who read this book will immediately arm themselves against their child’s weasel words and all Henry’s good advice will be for nothing…

Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions by TonyRobinson and Del Thorpe

Hello! Join me and the Curiosity Crew as we gallop headlong through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, smelly and disgusting bits! It’s history, but not as we know it!
Find out everything you ever needed to know about the most brilliant things ever invented, from the truly world-changing – wheel, lightbulb, flushing toilet – to the truly bonkers – radio hat, alarm-clock bed, India-rubber boat cloak – in this fantastic, action-packed, fact-filled book.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get going . . .

The Diamond Brothers in…Two of Diamonds by Anthony Horowitz

Tim Diamond is the world’s worst detective – and these two mysteries will test his nerves to the limit. What does strawberry yoghurt possibly have to do with Paris? Why on earth are Tim and his kid brother Nick invited to a remote Scottish island? The answer … murder! And if the Diamond Brothers don’t play their cards right, they could be next.


Hang In There Bozo by Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort: secret agent, detective, thirteen-year-old kid.
And now… survival expert.
It’s not always possible to skip around smelling roses, ‘cos sometimes you’re too busy gripping onto the cliff edge by your fingernails. But 99 times out of 100 it’s worth hanging in there bozo: just as things can get worse so too can they get a whole lot better.
In this handy pocket-sized book, Ruby will give you the low-down on how to survive a whole bunch of tricky situations. So long as you keep a cool head, buster, you can make it out of there alive…

Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far) by Liz Pichon

It’s BOOK WEEK in Oakfield school and EVERYONE is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says there’s an EXCELLENT prize on offer for BEST costumes worn on BOOK DAY. So suddenly making a good costume is VITALLY important – but tricky. Delia’s not much help (as usual) and the Fossils get carried away with the dressing up box. Marcus decides that HE is a super hero and can’t understand why ‘Super Marcus’ isn’t the best name.

The Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet by Cathy Cassidy

Enjoy a taste of the Chocolate Box Girls, the fabulous series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of Angel Cake, Gingersnaps and Cherry Crush.Shay, the boy with the cool blond fringe and the blue guitar, the boy who smells of darkness and the ocean, is Cherry’s boyfriend. But it wasn’t always this way. Once, he was in love with Honey, Cherry’s oldest step-sister. Since their break-up, bitterness has twisted every word she’s said to him.
Now Honey needs his help. Should Shay reach out to her – or is it safer to steer clear?
Dip into the delicious world of the Chocolate Box Girls, as for the first ever time Shay gets the chance to tell his own story. And don’t miss the rest of the Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer’s Dream.

The eight books, above are free when a National Book Token is presented. There is a book suitable for a wide range of ages.

Take advantage of this fantastic offer and get your FREE book World Book Day Book.

Tokens are valid from 25th February – 24th March 2013 inclusive
You can read more about the World Book Day 2013 here –World Book Day

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