It’s no secret that encouraging your child to read and enjoy books is going to hugely benefit their academic success and learning capabilities. World Book Day, which takes place on the 7th of March of this year, is an important annual event that celebrates all things reading. Children, teachers and bookstore assistants not only have the opportunity to dress up as their favourite literary characters, but an incredible 15 million £1 World Book Day tokens are given out to kids. What’s great about these book tokens is they’re specially made so your child can purchase a new book -- or just inspire them to visit their local bookshop and explore. Here’s everything you need to know about how your kids can spend their World Book Day tokens!
What do I need to know about the £1 World Book Day Tokens?
Once your child has received their £1 book token all they need to do is head down to a local bookseller. From there your child can either use their book token to get £1 off any full price book of their choice, or swap it for one of ten exclusive World Book Day Books. Check out the full list here. If your child prefers audio books, that’s okay too - just make sure the one they choose is at least £2.99 and they can get £1 off.
Our Favourite World Book Day Books
In true World Book Day style, 12 awesome books have been chosen that your child can exchange their £1 voucher for. Yes, that’s right- they get a whole book for free! Here’s Tutor Doctor’s top picks from the bunch.
Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale By Lauren Child
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is a very responsible child, possibly the most responsible child you will ever meet. How did he get to be so responsible? Just meet his parents and you will understand. This book follows the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day out with Mr and Mrs Bobton-Trent becomes the death-defying rescue of the one and only Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert of course. A funny tale from Lauren Child – the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola – especially for World Book Day!
Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo By Rick Riordan
A hilarious short story from Rick Riordan, written exclusively for World Book Day 2019. The book unites Percy Jackson with the god Apollo, who asks Percy for a favour- meaning it’s never going to be straightforward! Percy Jackson is celebrating Grover’s birthday when Apollo turns up. He’s due to perform in front of the other gods on Mount Olympus but one of his four beautiful celedon singers is missing. Percy sets off to bring her back, but the rogue celedon has sniffed her shot at a solo career and is holding up Broadway. With the bright lights of Times Square in the background, it’s a showdown to remember for Percy – can he find a way to capture her and return her to Apollo in time?
Nought Forever by Malorie Blackman
Nought Forever follows Dan who is on the run – hiding from a ruthless nought gang who want him dead. Eva just wants to be left alone to mourn her daughter. But when a badly wounded Dan crosses her path, she’s compelled to help. Both are hiding dark secrets from their past. Both have reasons to fear the other. But they are both connected to each other too, and before the night is over, Eva will be forced to choose: betray Dan, or protect him – whatever the cost? A powerful new Noughts & Crosses story from legendary author Malorie Blackman, written for World Book Day 2019.
Remember all World Book Day tokens are valid from Thursday 28 February – Sunday 31 March 2019.