World Book Day 2022 - Celebrating 25 years!

World Book Day is around the corner and this year is extra special, as we are celebrating 25 years of encouraging children to read. Continually changing lives through the love of reading. Originally founded by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995, now celebrated over 100 countries world wide. 

With how the world is evolving and changing it's great to see children still reading books, something that gives its own kind of unique pleasure. Books full of classic stories and imaginative illustrations, reminiscing some of your own childhood favourites. 

As we all know World Book Day also means dressing up as your favourite book character. Great for everyone to get involved, both children and adults can enjoy. Do you know what you're dressing up as this year? 

Check out our full collection below and don't forget to use the hashtag #worldbookday if you share some of your favourite reads and costumes, we would love to see them! Spend over £15 to get a free world book day book - use code WORLDBOOKDAY

Think Like a Boss: Discover the skills that turn great ideas into CASH

 * Ever thought making money was just for adults?
* Or that business was boring?
* And that inventing stuff was only for super clever people?

Think again.

Though this book may be small, it's bursting with BIG ideas for budding entrepreneurs. From understanding money and looking after it, to the nuts and bolts of setting up a business, making your big ideas a reality and using your cash for good.

Don't have a big business idea just yet? Don't fear. Being a boss isn't just about making money. It's about building confidence, thinking outside of the box, problem solving and being fearless. Which isn't a bad place to start, right?

So don't leave everything to the grown-ups. It's time to boss it.

Packed with tips and tricks from real businesses and fantastic role models.

The Wizard and Me: More Misadventures of Bubbles the Guinea Pig: World Book Day 2022 (The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild) by Simon Farnaby

In an exclusive for World Book Day, Bubbles the guinea pig shares his thoughts about wizards, magical adventures, his owner, Rose, dogs, pooing - and food. Mostly food.

This is a story about me, Bubbles. Find out how Merdyn the Wild, a wizard from the Dark Ages, landed in my life and distracted my owner, Rose, with magic and adventures.

My top five people:
1) Rose, because she feeds me
2) Merdyn, because he cast a spell so that Rose could understand me
3) Mum, because she sometimes feeds me
4) Um. Not Rose's brother, Kris, because he ignores me
5) The owner of the pet food store - mmm, food...

Hey Duggee: The World Book Day Badge: A World Book Day 2022 Mini Book

It's World Book Day, but the Squirrels can't decide which story Duggee should read! Should it be about a clown? A detective? A potato? Perhaps they could make up their own story . . .

Settle in for story time - as told by the Squirrels - in this new funny Hey Duggee adventure.

This mini picture book has been created especially for World Book Day 2022.

Rocket Rules: (Ten Little Ways To Think Big) A World Book Day 2022 Mini Book By Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeola

Hi! I'm Rocket!

My family says that one day I'm going to change the world. But every day I like to make a difference - even if it's just something super small . . .

Join picture-book hero 
Rocket from the award-winning Look Up! series as she explains her ten 'Rocket Rules' for living life in the best (and most fun!) way possible.

From always being curious to standing up for what you believe in, this mini guide to changing the world - one small step at a time - contains empowering and engaging ways for little ones to make a big difference.

Bestselling duo 
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola have created this inspirational mini picture book especially for World Book Day 2022.

Peak Peril (A High-Rise Mystery) World Book Day 2022 By Sharna Jackson

From the award-winning author of the High-Rise Mystery series, a new short story written especially for World Book Day 2022. "Thinking of doing a bit of investigating? A little light snooping? A sprinkle of scammery?' Nik and Norva are headed to the Peak District, for a school trip and a break from being The Tri's best detectives. But, a new mystery is never too far away! 

The Last Word: World Book Day 2022

Car Taylor, comedic star of Something I Said, is back in another hilarious misadventure from comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Carmichael Taylor - Car for short - is just a normal schoolkid with an answer for everything. But life's not always about having the last word, as the wisecracking Car discovers when he accidentally lands his supply teacher in a whole host of trouble. So begins one boy's mission to make things right - with a whole lot of laughter along the way.

The Worst Class in the World in Danger!: World Book Day 2022 by Joanna Nadin

A hilarious and exclusive World Book Day book featuring THE WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD - or are they? Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry.

Head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt thinks 4B is the WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or FUN. It is about LEARNING and it is high time 4B tried harder to EXCEL at it.

But best friends Stanley and Manjit won't let that stop them. They have a FOOLPROOF PLAN to write the most FUN and DANGEROUS book EVER.

It's LITERALLY going to be the most OUTSTANDING (and dangerous) World Book Day!

Contains superglue, wild animals and a very daring rescue!

Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables: World Book Day 2022 by Nadia Shireen

A special World Book Day adventure in the wildly funny new series from award-winning Nadia Shireen.
Welcome to Grimwood! Join the residents of the woods where 
anything can happen, as they tell stories around the campfire. You’ll hear weird and wonderful tales from Titus the stag, mayor of Grimwood, Nancy the fox with attitude, Willow the excitable rabbit, Frank the no-nonsense owl, and Ingrid the movie-star duck. Expect the unexpected, and be warned: you may laugh your head off . . . 

Dinosaur Roar and Friends! : World Book Day 2022 By Peter Curtis

Discover, learn and explore the colourful World of Dinosaur Roar! in this amazing book for World Book Day 2022!

Meet Dinosaur Roar and all of his dinosaur friends as you turn the pages. Read the rhyming text, learn cool facts and find out how to say the dinosaur names. Search the pages for Dinosaur Squeak, and then turn to the back of the book to test your knowledge with a roar-some dinosaur quiz! With fantastic text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and Jeanne Willis, 
Dinosaur Roar and Friends is perfect for the youngest dinosaur fans.

Inspired by the classic picture book, 
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful book introduces the popular cast of authentic dinosaur characters in The World of Dinosaur Roar! series. The facts and pronunciation guides are approved by the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London.

Discover the wonderful stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: 
Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops…and more!

Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns: World Book Day 2022 By Michael Morpurgo

From Michael Morpurgo, co-founder of the charity Farms for City Children, this charming story for early readers evokes the wonder, muck and magic of a week on the farm. The first of many Farm Tales to come, it is a window onto the countryside, and the way its landscape and animals can leave an impression on a child’s heart forever.

‘You’re farmers for a week, so you’ll be busy. There’ll be no time to miss home. You’ll eat like kings and queens, sleep like logs, and you’ll hardly be out of your wellies, except in bed.’
When a young boy goes from the city to stay on the farm, he discovers a world he never knew existed – a world of vegetable gardens, ducks and geese, where the sheep graze in the fields, where apples and pears grow in the orchard.
He also meets Jemima the pig: she smells and she slobbers, she breaks out of her pen to steal potatoes, and she’s the undisputed queen of the farm. Soon, he’s hiding acorns in his pockets to feed to her every time he sees her. But then, Jemima starts to feel ill. Could she have eaten too many acorns? Or does this queen of a pig have a secret…?


My Very Very... Silly Book of True or False: A funny book of facts for kids, exclusive for World Book Day 2022! By Matt Lucas

Can you spot fact from fiction? Can you tell what’s news and what’s nonsense? This very, very, very, very, very, very, very silly book is FULL of mind-boggling true or false facts about animals, food, inventions, famous people, extraordinary places and much, much more!
True or false? 
A man once ate an entire airplane.
The first frisbees were overcooked pies.
King Henry VIII had a special servant to take him to the loo. 
Grab a copy and find out the answers!
Jam-packed with incredible facts and super-silly jokes from the king of comedy Matt Lucas, this book will have your laughing your socks off . . . while learning astonishing things about the world we live in!


Boy, Missing: World Book Day 2022 by Sophie McKenzie

 An adrenaline-fuelled race against time for World Book Day, from the Queen of teen thrillers and author of Girl, Missing, million-copy selling Sophie McKenzie.

Cousins Ellen and Harlan have been forced to go on a family camping trip – the worst timing ever, because they’re in a huge fight. 
So Ellen is happy when Harlan storms off into the woods, but her peace and quiet quickly turns to panic when he doesn’t come back.  Facing heart-stopping danger on the clifftops, will Ellen be able to find Harlan before it’s too late?