Top Kids Authors Write For World Book Day 2013

World Book Day 2013

World Book Day is back for 2013! March 7th 2013 sees the 16th World book day, created to encourage children all around the world to get reading.

And this year top children's authors including Shirley Hughes, Lauren Child, Tony Robinson and Francesca Simon have written exclusive mini-books costing just £1.

In the UK, every primary school child in the country is entitled to receive a £1 World Book Day Token. These are distributed to children via their school and may be exchanged either for one of eight special World Book Day Books, or be used towards the purchase of any other book at participating bookshops.

The World Book Day Books 2013

  1. Alfie's Shop, Shirley Hughes
  2. Giraffes Can't Dance Puzzle Picture Book, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
  3. Horrid Henry's Guide to Perfect Parents, Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross
  4. Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Inventions, Tony Robinson
  5. Two of Diamonds (Diamond Brothers), Anthony Horowitz
  6. Hang in There Bozo: The Ruby Redfort Emergency Survival Guide for Some Tricky Predicaments, Lauren Child
  7. Best Book Day Ever!(so far) (Tom Gates), Liz Pichon
  8. The Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet, Cathy Cassidy

Lots of schools and libraries will be holding special World Book day events including readathons, book sales, author events and giving kids the chance to dress up as thier favourite character from a book.

To find out about events in your area visit

The day also hope to encourage children to write for themselves, and the Storycraft section of the World Book Day website has tips and hints form top children's authors an how they write thir books. So, take this chance to get reading, get writing and enjoy a lifetime of wonderful books. Happy World Book Day 2013!

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