Happy World Book Day!

Today is the big day! Whether you are dressing up, bringing along some book bling or a book in a jar- have fun! Enjoy celebrating reading, books, authors and illustrators.

I am highlighting the WBD books on my blog and must admit it took longer than usual to find them all…..still missing Alex Rider from my collection! It was sold out from a few places I checked so definitely a popular choice this year.

The Day We Met the Queen by Onjali Q. Raúf, Illustrated by Pippa Curnick. Welcome back to the world featuring the world’s most famous refugee. After their adventures in London trying to save Ahmet, the gang are back. This time they have been invited to meet the Queen. However, not all are happy and proud of them…Brendan the Bully is set to cause trouble. It was so wonderful to read this short story, especially after such acclaim for The Boy at the Back of the Class.

Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang by Laura Ellen Anderson. How we adore Amelia Fang in our house. We have read the full collection and are so pleased to see Amelia as a WBD book. When bookworms threaten to eat everything in the library, it is up to Amelia Fang and her friends to save the books! Familiar faces and new characters grace the pages of this fun story!

My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff by Matthew Syed. with the success of You are Awesome and its journal, this is a perfect WBD book. Building confidence, self esteem and resilience in students is key for their future success. These books help out and dispels some myths about talents and abilities! Easy to read and with a cool layout, this is sure to be incredibly popular.

12 amazing titles from some of the best in the business! A stellar world book day line up this year!

Happy Reading All!


World Book Day 2020- Part One

Twitter is awash with our lovely and kind authors and illustrators traipsing up and down the country inspiring readers and a love of books! We couldn’t do it without them!

A huge part of the celebrations that take place all over the UK are the World Book Day books. It is always exciting when the titles and team behind them are announced. This year was full of incredibly popular titles and characters, and I love the books we have to choose from.

Supertato, Kid Normal, Dogman, Hazel and Daisy and Evie…all famous book characters and ones we can’t have enough of in the school library. These characters are borrowed time and time again. All of these books, plus the ones featuring tomorrow, will be added to the school library and I can promise they will be popular.

If you are still struggling to choose a title to buy with your WBD token…then perhaps this will help!

Books are Rubbish by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. All the veggies are quietly reading before bed until Evil Pea decides to interrupt them and cause trouble. All because he doesn’t like books. It may not be Supertato to the rescue but “Resourceful readers” instead! Brilliantly funny!

Bing’s Splashy Story. Bing Bunny is a television favourite with our very youngest of readers, so this book will be quite popular. Bing is taking a bath and wants to read his book but Flop keeps it safely away from the water. When Bing is getting dry, he accidentally knocks the book into the bathtub and it needs to dry too. A great lesson learned by all.

Dogman by Dav Pilkey will be another to fly off the displays! Plenty of children love this series and with three stories in this book they will be spoiled. Dogman is solving crimes and hilarious adventures are to sure to follow wherever he goes. Short, sweet and funny.

Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig and Emily Gravett. Evie is back with her talent for hearing what animals think and speaking to them with her mind. This time she is in the rainforest and must really test her powers. A truly lovely story with stunning illustrations, especially a gorgeous one of Evie and the jaguar. Evie is a delightful character and one I would happily read more adventures from.

Kid Normal and the Loudest Library by Greg James and Chris Smith, Illustrated by Erica Salcedo. Strange, loud events are happening in the library and the librarian has disappeared. Murph and his friends must figure this one out. We especially liked the schedule of loud events, such as clay pigeon shooting, shouting club and cow choir. Totally in tune with the Kid Normal series, this is a brilliant short story featuring the Super Zeroes and Murph! With the underlying message being, “You don’t need superpowers to be a hero!”

The Case of the Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens is a brilliant addition to the line up, especially with the announcement that the series is coming to an end. This short story has all the elements of the mysteries that Daisy and Hazel so expertly solve. Short enough to be read in one sitting, I can promise you won’t be disappointed with your visit to the Wells and Wong Detective Society.

These are the first 6 in the WBD title preview!

Come back tomorrow for more choices!