Looking forward to World Book Day with a giveaway

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wonderful-world-book-dayThursday March 7 is World Book Day, and I can’t wait!

So what is World Book Day? Well, it’s a UNESCO designated worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Now in its 16th year, World Book Day aims to ensure as many children as possible explore the pleasures of books and reading, so you can see why I’m so keen on it.

Here in the UK, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 Book Token (or equivalent €1.50 Book Token in Ireland) to exchange for a FREE £1 World Book Day book (or it can be redeemed against any book or audio book costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club).

World Book Day is a perfect excuse to do something fun around books. I’ll definitely be watching The Biggest Book Show on Earth but maybe you’ll find the perfect activity for your family or class in NurtureStore’s 50 ideas for World Book Day, or perhaps you might prefer to get creative in the kitchen and create a dish inspired by your family’s favourite book, and enter it into my Edible Book Festival.

Whatever you do, why not enter the competition I have for you today – to win an entire set of the World Book Day books:

  • Alfie’s Shop by Shirley Hughes
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance Colouring and Puzzle Fun by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
  • Horrid Henry’s Guide to Perfect Parents by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross
  • Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions by Tony Robinson and Del Thorpe
  • The Diamond Brothers in….Two of Diamonds by Anthony Horowitz
  • Hang In There Bozo: The Ruby Redfort Emergency Survival Guide For Some Tricky Predicaments by Lauren Child
  • Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (So Far) by Liz Pichon
  • The Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet by Cathy Cassidy

  • All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this post!

    Please note:

  • This competition is open to UK and Eire residents only

  • The competition closes on World Book Day, March 7th, at 6pm. I will contact the winner that evening by email. If I do not hear back from the winner within one week, a new winner will be drawn.

  • If you want extra entries to this competition you can:
    *Tweet about the competition, perhaps using this text: Win a complete set of @worldbookdayUK books over at @playbythebook’s blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/?p=24420
    *Follow @worldbookdayuk on twitter
    *Share this competition on Facebook

    For any of these to count, you must leave a separate comment on this blog post for each extra entry.


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    88 Responses

    1. I have tweeted out as @needaphone
      claire Toplis recently posted..The big blogging fairy cake

    2. I would love to win these books for my boys.
      Julie MRB recently posted..Overgrown and neglected

    3. Following on twits as @JulieMRB
      Julie MRB recently posted..Overgrown and neglected

    4. And am tweeting now. @JulieMRB
      Julie MRB recently posted..Overgrown and neglected

    5. Tressa Lapham Green

      I love World Book Day & think it’s great kids get a free voucher. I love the fact there is a book I can get for my son Alfie!

    6. What a lovely giveaway! We are huge fans of books here. I find reading really important to my son and love world book day!
      Helen Dickinson recently posted..Things To Make You Smile: Family, Friends, Food and… Fleetwood Mac?

    7. I am following on Twitter as @MummyToTheMax and have also tweeted the comp here:

      https://twitter.com/MummyToTheMax/status/306910581825363968
      Helen Dickinson recently posted..Things To Make You Smile: Family, Friends, Food and… Fleetwood Mac?

    8. Suzanne Cooke

      I adored books when I was a child and I am so glad my daughter feels the same.

    9. Suzanne Cooke

      tweeted as @magicmoondust

    10. a superb comp, we have four children so we have a housefull of books but more never go amiss!
      anna w recently posted..Cooking with kids!

    11. also followed on twitt annawarner5 and retweeted too https://twitter.com/annawarner5/status/307420218093887488
      anna w recently posted..Cooking with kids!

    12. juliette

      What a great opportunity to experience new authors. I love World Book day – we take the kids to Waterstones or WH SMith with their tokens and spend ages browsing

    13. Rachael Barnard

      What a good idea to give away a complete set – my daughter loves Ruby Redfort

    14. Rachael Barnard

      have tweeted @rachibarnie

    15. Rachael Barnard

      have followed @rachiebarnie

    16. Great giveaway! Alfie is my favourite so I’m eager to get my hands on that one!

      Janey x
      Jane recently posted..February on Is That You Darling

    17. I’ve also tweeted (@cupidsbow1414)

      Janey x
      Jane recently posted..February on Is That You Darling

    18. And I’ve followed WBD on Twitter too (@cupidsbow1414)

      Janey x
      Jane recently posted..February on Is That You Darling

    19. Rebecca Beesley

      fabulous competition! I have two real bookworms in this family so it would be nice to keep them busy for a while – I think they have read every kids book that our local library stocks so they would LOVE some new reads. xxx

    20. Rebecca Beesley

      am following on twitter (@rebeccabeesley). Have just got extremely excited to spot Lauren’s childs new ruby redfort book on that list. Never mind the kids – I ADORE RUBY REDFORT MYSELF!!! Now I have to keep my fingers doubly crossed. x

    21. Rebecca Beesley

      Have tweeted about the competiton for you. Here is the tweet ref: https://twitter.com/RebeccaBeesley/status/307995753731739649

    22. Rebecca Beesley

      have shared on my facebook profile (Rebecca Beesley). thanks x

    23. What would life be without a good book? Brilliant competition, thanks.

    24. Great competition – please enter me, thanks.
      @Hannah_Marks

    25. What a wonderful competition. A great way to encourage children to read!

    26. Tina Holmes

      Awesome we love books :-)

      @supermommy1983

    27. Have tweeted the comment above! Thanks.
      @Hannah_Marks

    28. Sharon Bailey

      What an inspiring day for encouraging reading for pleasure! As a school we shall have all our book nooks engaged and have encouraged parents to send in pictures of their children enjoying a book in a nook. I have even been inspired to make and bring in some edible books to enjoy as part of this special day. Thanks a lot for all the wonderful ideas and the 23 reasons to read poster…. Just brilliant!!!

    29. Natalie Neylon

      I’m a teacher and very much looking forward to World Book Day :)

    30. My children are going to miss World boy day at school this year because they have chicken pox :(

    31. Kelly Hockings

      A fab idea my kids school ain’t doing nothing for world book day this year which is a shame as it’s nice for kids to read books etc and understand how important reading is xx

    32. Kelly Hockings

      have followed on twitter as @kelz_belz1

    33. Kelly Hockings

      have also tweeted as @kelz_belz1

    34. What a lovely selection of books!
      Erica Price recently posted..Silent Sunday

    35. Tweeted @ericahughes
      Erica Price recently posted..Week 9 Project 52

    36. Sarah Matthews

      Radio 3 has been doing great coverage of World Book Day this morning, with links between books and music.

    37. That’s a bum-kickingly great selection of books!
      ReadItDaddy recently posted..When You Were Small / When I Was Small by Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)

    38. kelli flanagan

      Great selection, Would keep my 9 year old bookworm busy for at least a week -

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