World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014

World Book Day is back for 2014! March 6th 2014 sees the 17th World book day, created to encourage children all around the world to get reading.

And this year top children's authors including Terry Deary, Emily Gravett and Robert Muchamore have written exclusive mini-books costing just £1.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

The World Book Day Website includes games, apps and activies related to the World Book Day books as well as information about WBD events in your area.

The World Book Day Books 2014

  1. Hello, Hugless Douglas!, David Melling
  2. Emily Gravett’s Little Book Day Parade, Emily Gravett
  3. Barry Loser: I am not nit a Loser, Jim Smith
  4. Fun With the Worst Witch, Jill Murphy
  5. A Laura Marlin Mystery: The Midnight Picnic, Lauren St John
  6. Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches, Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown
  7. Middle School: How I Got Lost in London, James Patterson
  8. Jack Pepper, Sarah Lean
  9. Rock War: The Audition, Robert Muchamore
  10. The Boy in the Smoke, Maureen Johnson

The Republic of Ireland €1.50 book for 2014 is Milo and the Lost Warriors by Mary Arrigan.

These books can be found at participating bookshops and online at

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.

The day also hope to encourage children to write for themselves with an online TV show for teachers to show their classes, featuring authors and illustrators. So, take this chance to get reading, get writing and enjoy a lifetime of wonderful books. Happy World Book Day 2014!

About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.

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