October 28, 2021

Literature Journal

World literature news

List of World Book Day books

This is a list of books released for the UK World Book Day. In 1998 and 1999 a specially created WBD anthology priced at £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) was published. In 2000, instead of a single £1 special anthology, four separate £1 books were published, covering a wider age-range. Since then, each year has seen a new set of special £1 books published.

From 2009 to 2011 flip books were published containing stories by two different authors one starting at each end of the book. 2012 saw the return of single story books and the first E-books published simultaneously.[1]

1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009
10 2010
11 2011
12 2012
12.1 Books
12.2 Short stories
13 2013
14 2014
15 2015
16 2016
16.1 Nursery
16.2 KS1
16.3 KS2
16.4 KS3
17 References

The Gruffalo Song by Julia Donaldson
Cloud Wolf by Paul Stewart with illustrations by Chris Riddell
Little Wolf’s Postbag by Ian Whybrow
Shop Dead by Kate Cann

Room on the Broom Song (picture book) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Macmillan)
Jungle Jingles by Dick King-Smith (Corgi)
Viking at School by Jeremy Strong (Puffin)
Stealer of Souls by Diana Wynne Jones (Collins)
Where Your Wings Were by David Almond (Hodder)

Duck’s Day Out by Jez Alborough
Tough it Out by Jenny Oldfield
Last Polar Bears by Harry Horse
Showstopper! by Geraldine McCaughrean
Secret Princess Diaries by Meg Cabbot
An Eye for an Eye by Malorie Blackman

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf by Eoin Colfer (Puffin)
Cool! by Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Felicity wishes: Fairy fluster by Emma Thomson (Hodder Children’s Books)
If I was Boss by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt (Random House Children’s Books)
Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Holiday by Georgia Byng (Macmillan Children’s Books)
The Magnificent Mummies by Tony Bradman with illustrations by Martin Chatterton (Egmont)

Poppy Cat Loves Rainbows by Lara Jones (Macmillan)
Night Flight for the Little Red Train by Benedict Blathwayt (Random House)
Horrid Henry’s Bedtime by Francesca Simon (Orion)
The Flying Feeling by Hilary McKay (Hodder)
Roald Dahl’s Incredible Chocolate Box by Roald Dahl (Puffin)
The Creature in the Case by Garth Nix (HarperCollins)

Here Comes Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
Hannah The Happily-Ever-After Fairy by Daisy Meadows with illustrations by George Ripper
How to train your Viking by Cressida Cowell
The Mum Surprise by Gwyneth Rees
The Stone Pilot by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Koyasan by Darren Shan

Astrosaurs: Teeth of the T-Rex by Steve Cole (Random House Children’s Books)
Diamond Brothers: I Know What You Did Last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz (Walker)
Horrible Science: The Seriously Squishy Science Book by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles (Scholastic)
Let the Snog Fest Begin!: Georgia Nicolson’s Guide to Life and Luuurve by Louise Rennison (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
My Sister’s Got a Spoon Up Her Nose by Jeremy Strong with illustrations by Rowan Clifford (Penguin)
The Code of Romulus in The Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence (Orion Children’s Books)
Sharing a Shell Song Book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Macmillan Children’s Books)
The Selfish Crocodile Counting Book by Michael Terry (Bloomsbury)
The Tiara Club: Princess Megan and the Magical Tiara by Vivian French with illustrations by Sarah Gibb (Hachette Children’s Books)
Vampirates: Dead Deep by Justin Somper (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)

Paddington Bear: Paddington Rules the Waves by Michael Bond (HarperCollins)
Princess Poppy: The Fancy Dress Party by Janey Louise Jones (Corgi)
Magic Kitten: A very Special Friend by Sue Bently (Puffin)
Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney (Faber)
Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford (Walker)
Jane Blonde: The Perfect Spylet by Jill Marshall (Macmillan)
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
CHERUB: Dark Sun by Robert Muchamore (Hodder)

The Tyrannosaurus Drip songbook (picture book) by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Flip book containing Winnie to the Rescue! by Laura Owen and Korky Paul (Oxford University Press) and Yuck’s Rotten Joke by Matt and Dave (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
Flip book containing Mr Gum and the Hound of Lamonic Bibber by Andy Stanton (Egmont Children’s Books) and Beast Quest: Sephir the Storm Monster by Adam Blade (Orchard Books)
Flip book containing Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades by Rick Riordan (Puffin Books) and Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks (WBD edition) by Terry Deary with illustrations by Martin Brown (Scholastic Children’s Books)
Flip book containing Interception Point by Mark Walden (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) and The Spook’s Tale by Joseph Delaney (Random House Children’s Books)
Flip book containing The Secret Story (Mates, Dates series) by Cathy Hopkins (Piccadilly Press) and Ten Stations by Jenny Valentine (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Thomas & Friends: Thomas to the Rescue (picture book) (Egmont)
Flip book containing The Medusa Project: The Thief by Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books) and Walking the Walls by Chris Higgins (Hodder Children’s Books)
Flip book containing Jamie Johnson: Born to Play by Dan Freedman (Scholastic) and Young Samurai: The Way of Fire by Chris Bradford (Puffin Books)
Flip book containing Grubtown Tales: The Great Pasta Disaster by Philip Ardagh with illustrations by Jim Paillot (Faber & Faber) and Pongwiffy and the Important Announcement by Kaye Umansky with illustrations by Nick Price (Bloomsbury)
Flip book containing Magic Ballerina: The Magic Dance by Darcey Bussell (HarperCollins Children’s Books) and Kitten Chaos by Anna Wilson (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Flip book containing The Charlie Small Journals: Valley of Terrors (David Fickling Books) and Dinosaur Cove: Battle of the Giants by Rex Stone (Oxford University Press)

Dr. Seuss on the Loose Dr. Seuss (HarperCollins)
Flip book containing Gargoylz Make Some Noise by Burchett & Vogler (Random House Children’s Books) and S.W.I.T.C.H Bug Battle by Ali Sparkes (Oxford University Press)
Flip book containing Humphrey’s Tiny Tales: My TreasureHunt Trouble by Betty Birney (Faber & Faber) and Winnie-the-Pooh World Book Day Special Edition by A. A. Milne with illustrations by E H Shepard (Egmont)
Flip book containing The Great Pet Shop Panic by Katie Davies (Simon & Schuster) and Spy Dog’s Got Talent by Andrew Cope (Puffin)
Flip book containing Do Bugs Have Bottoms: and other important questions (and answers) from the Science Museum for World Book Day by Glenn Murphy (Macmillan Children’s Books) and Evilution: The Troof – A Jiggy McCue story by Michael Lawrence (Orchard)
Flip book containing Traction City by Philip Reeve (Scholastic Children’s Books) and A Tale of Terror: A World Book Day Story by Chris Priestley (Bloomsbury)
A bilingual book available only in Ireland for €1.50: Fiacla Mhamó/Danny’s Smelly Toothbrush (O’Brien Press)

The What the Ladybird Heard Song a songbook by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Macmillan)
Winnie Flies Again a Winnie the Witch story by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul (Oxford University Press)
Where’s Wally Now by Martin Handford (Walker)
Magic Molly: The Clever Little Kitten by Holly Webb (Scholastic)
Roald Dahl’s Fantabulous Facts by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Quentin Blake (Penguin)
The Day of the Dreader a How to Train Your Dragon story by Cressida Cowell (Hodder Children’s Books)
The End of the World a Skulduggery Pleasant story by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)
Big Day Out by Jacqueline Wilson with illustrations by Nick Sharratt (Random House)
Short stories
Via the free The World Book Day App released for iPhone and iPad six exclusive short stories were published.[14]

Callum by Malorie Blackman (Random House)
Orange by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
The Enemy: Geeks vs Zombies by Charlie Higson (Puffin)
A Taste of Death by Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books)
Acting Friends by Sophie McKenzie (Simon and Schuster)
My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent (Harlequin)

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
Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions by Tony Robinson
Alfie’s Shop by Shirley Hughes
The Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet by Cathy Cassidy
Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far) by Liz Pichon
Hang in There Bozo: The Ruby Redfort Emergency Survival Guide for Some Tricky Predicaments by Lauren Child
The Diamond Brothers in…Two of Diamonds by Anthony Horowitz
Tony Robinson’s Weird World Of Wonders: Funny Inventions

Hello, Hugless Douglas! by David Melling (Hodder Children’s Books)
Little Book Day Parade by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Barry Loser: I Am Not Nit a Loser by Jim Smith (Egmont)
Fun with the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (Puffin)
The Midnight Picnic: A Laura Marlin Mystery by Lauren St John (Orion)
Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches by Terry Deary and Martin Brown (Scholastic)
Middle School: How I Got Lost in London by James Patterson (Young Arrow)
Jack Pepper by Sarah Lean (Harper Collins)
Rock War: The Audition by Robert Muchamore (Hodder Children’s Books)
The Boy in the Smoke (prequel to The Shades of London series) by Maureen Johnson (Hot Key Books)

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter (Random House)
Elmer’s Parade by David McKee (Andersen Press)
A Pirate’s Guide to Landlubbing by Jonny Duddle (Templar Publishing)
Magic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds a Friend by Daisy Meadows (Orchard)
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)
The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day by Steven Butler (Puffin)
Best Mates by Michael Morpurgo MBE (HarperCollins), contains the six short stories: It’s a Dog’s Life, Snug, Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time?, Dolphin Boy, This Morning I Met a Whale
Dork Diaries: How to be a Dork! by Rachel Renée Russell (Simon & Schuster)
Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale (HarperCollins)
Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

Kipper’s Visitor by Mick Inkpen (Hachette)
Supertato: Ha-pea ever after by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet (Simon & Schuster)
Daisy and the Trouble With Jack by Kes Gray (PenguinRandomHouse)
The Great Mouse Plot by Roald Dahl (PenguinRandomHouse)
Welcome to the World of Norm by Jonathan Meres (Hachette)
Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space by Cavan Scott (Egmont)
Harper and the Sea of Secrets by Cerrie Burnell (Scholastic)
The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel (HarperCollins)
Peter Pan by Barrie
Spot the Difference by James Dawson (Hot Key)
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan)