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Less than the price of a coffee... These 11 awesome kids' books are only €1.50

For less than a price of a takeaway coffee, your little one could lose themselves in a world of imagination with the help of these awesome reads.  

Thanks to World Book Day and a number of authors and illustrators, children can purchase specially penned books for just €1.50 (or free with a World Book Day voucher), making them accessible to everyone. 

This year's stellar line-up of authors and illustrators include Tom Fletcher, Julian Clary, Pamela Butchart and Andy Griffiths to name a few. And in addition to these new titles, there will also be releases from Marvel’s The Avengers, Mr Men and Paddington. The £1/€1.50 World Book Day book tokens are available to all schoolchildren in the UK and Ireland. 

The ‘Share a Story’ theme of this year’s campaign intends to mobilise the nation to ‘TAKE 10’ and recognise the positive impact that reading together for only 10 minutes a day can have on a child’s outcome.

All of the titles chosen offer a message of inclusivity, through the authors, illustrations, stories and a wide assortment of characters, enabling young readers to see the world in which they live reflected between the pages.

The 11 official World Book Day books cater for a range of ages.

  1. Oi Goat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field (Hodder Children’s Books)
  2. Mr Men: My Book About Me By Mr Silly written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, original concept by Roger Hargreaves (Egmont)
  3. The Baby Brother From Outer Space! by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Thomas Flintham (Nosy Crow)
  4. Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum (HarperCollins)
  5. Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain, illustrated by Clair Rossiter (Hodder Children’s Books)
  6. Terry’s Dumb Dot Story: A Treehouse Tale by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Macmillan)
  7. The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog by Clare Balding, illustrated by Tony Ross (Puffin)
  8. Brain Freeze by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Shane Devries (Puffin)
  9. The Bolds’ Great Adventure by Julian Clary, illustrated by David Roberts (Andersen Press)
  10. Marvel’s The Avengers: The Greatest Heroes by Alastair Dougall (Dorling Kindersley)

Ireland only:

      11. Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins (O’Brien Press)

World Book Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 1st March 2018. 

From late February 2018, children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) book token in their nurseries, preschools and schools, which they can use to claim their free World Book Day title in participating bookshops from 26 February to 25 March 2018.

Visit for more information and to subscribe to the free monthly WorldBook Day e-newsletter.

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