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The World Book Day 2022 books and activities we’re getting excited about 

World Book Day 2022 £1 books. Book covers.

 

Are you looking forward to World Book Day 2022? It’s one of our favourite days of the year! And no surprise, since World Book Day is all about a love of books and shared reading. There’s nothing we like better than book-inspired activities that get kids and grown ups celebrating and talking about their favourite books. This year’s World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd March and it’s an extra special one, too, as World Book Day is celebrating it’s 25th birthday.

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Every year World Book Day commissions a team of brilliant children’s authors to write a collection of exclusive books published especially to celebrate World Book Day. Each book in the collection costs just £1 – and if you have a World Book Day £1 book token, distributed via schools and nurseries across the UK, you can pick up a World Book Day book for free!

This year’s line up of authors includes some of our all-time favourites and we expect you’re going to have a tricky time choosing which of the brilliant World Book Day books for 2022 to take home with you. Never fear, we’re here to help…

If you loved Ada Twist, Scientist…

Rocket Rules by Nathan Bryon and Dap Adeola. World Book Day 2022. Book cover.

You won’t want to miss Rocket Rules!  Bestselling author-illustrator duo Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola have teamed up again to create a third brilliant picture book especially for World Book Day 2022. Inspired by their previous books Look Up! and Clean Up!, our hero Rocket is back again to explain her 10 Rocket Rules for living life to the full.

If you loved Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure…

Welcome to Grimwood by Nadia Shireen. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

Look out for Welcome to Grimwood by Nadia Shireen. If madcap, animal-tastic adventures are your thing, then the creatures of Grimwood have a treat in store for you. Join them around the campfire for five outrageously funny fables that are sure to have you laughing your socks off.

If you loved The Sheep Pig…

Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns by Michael Morpurgo. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

You’re going to fall in love with Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns by legendary children’s author Michael Morpurgo. The author brings his trademark wit and bags of empathy to World Book Day 2022 in this charming tale of a young boy from the city who goes to stay on a farm and discovers a world he never knew existed.

If you loved Kid Normal…

The Worst Class in the World in Danger by Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

We think you’ll feel right at home with The Worst Class in the World in Danger. Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh bring their hilarious series to World Book Day 2022 with a brand new, and seriously dangerous, adventure for Class 4B … aka the Worst Class in the World.

If you loved Murder Most Unladylike…

Peak Peril by Sharna Jackson. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

You won’t want to miss Peak Peril by Parrot Street favourite Sharna Jackson. We are huge fans of the High Rise Mystery books, a gripping murder mystery series for daring young readers, so we were thrilled to find out that Nik and Norva are back with a brand new mystery to investigate.

If you loved Charlie Changes into a Chicken…

The Wizard and Me by Simon Farnaby. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

Look out for The Wizard and Me by Simon Farnaby. We love the sound of Bubble the guinea pig, who has written a very special diary explaining just what happened when their owner’s life was turned upside down by wizard Merdyn the Wild. Time travel, magic, evil sorcerers – this book has it all!

If you loved The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Last Word by Ben Bailey Smith. World Book Day 2022. Book cover. 

We think you’re going to love The Last Word by Ben Bailey Smith. We are huge fans of Ben’s debut Something I Said and can’t wait to find out what 13-year-old wannabe comedian Carmichael Taylor gets up to next.

And that’s not all…

World Book Day are putting together a series of digital live events featuring some of these brilliant authors and illustrators that we can all join in with from home or school. Check out their website for further details as they are released.

Are you dressing up for World Book Day this year? Stuck for ideas? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Join our email list and we’ll send you an exclusive download with 40+ easy World Book Day costume ideas.

We’ve also got some brilliant bookish activities on our blog, perfect for celebrating World Book Day at home plus this fantastic one-stop guide to World Book Day celebrations.

And don’t forget to check out our World Book Day competition, celebrating 25 years of World Book Day with 25 fabulous bookish prizes - watch this space for further details!