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.


  • Good luck!

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    88 Responses

    1. 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!

    2. Suzanne Cooke

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

    3. 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

    4. Rachael Barnard

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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. Rebecca Beesley

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

    8. Alice

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

    9. 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!!!

    10. Natalie Neylon

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

    11. vicky M

      My children are going to miss World boy day at school this year because they have chicken pox 🙁

    12. 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

    13. Sarah Matthews

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

    14. kelli flanagan

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

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