Yesterday was World Book Day, which you may be all too aware off if you have children who were required to dress up at school! World Book Day Ltd is a registered charity who are financing World Book Day. Funds come mainly from contributing publishers, the generous sponsorship of National Book Tokens Ltd, some literacy partnerships and other supporters, as well as the participating booksellers who fund the entire cost of Book Token redemption. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. So, in celebration we thought we’d share our favourite special £1 books published over the years.
2013: Horrid Henry’s Guide to Perfect Parents by Francesca Simon
Most people will know or at least will have heard of Horrid Henry! Henry is a self-centred, naughty prankster who has issues with authority and will typically be faced with a problem and then will attempt to solve it. Henry often attempts this in interesting ways that involve trickery, rule-breaking and elaborate practical jokes. Henry has a brother called Perfect Peter, who is generally the exact opposite to Henry, being kind, thoughtful, ambitious and respectful to authority.Needless to say, Henry bullies him a lot.
2003: Secret Princess Diaries by Meg Cabbot
This is a specially written story about Princess Mia – star of the “Princess Diaries”. Mia’s secret diary reveals what she and her friends get up to in their spring break. Compulsory reading for girly girls everywhere!
2005: Roald Dahl’s Incredible Chocolate Box by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is the best-selling children’s writer of all time. This book features loads of cool facts about sweets and chocolate and even a missing chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
We’d love to hear about your favourite books!
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