World Book Day 2024

World Book Day was created on 23 April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Now marked in over 100 countries, this year’s World Book Day takes place on Thursday 7 March 2024 and is all about building six crucial elements that can inspire a life-long love of books in children, no matter their educational background or social circumstances. Explore our selection of diverse and inclusive books aimed at getting children reading and don't forget to check out our fantastic World Book Day events taking place in shops across the UK.

Unfortunately we do not sell the official £1 World Book Day books on Waterstones.com and are unable to accept the World Book Day £1 vouchers. Please contact your local shop for further information about how to use your World Book Day vouchers.

Top Tales by 2024's World Book Day Authors

Elmer
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Blown Away
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InvestiGators: All Tide Up
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Dinosaur Club: The T-Rex Attack
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
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Can You Get Rainbows in Space?
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Fright Bite
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Ace of Spades
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World Book Day 2024 Books


Our Favourite Pin Badges to Celebrate World Book Day

Book Worm Pin Badge
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World Book Day Bookworm Pin
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Books Are Magic Pin Badge
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I Am A Reader Pin Badge
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Moomin Pin Badge
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Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Gryffindor
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Harry Potter Enamel Badge
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Moomin Hug Pin Badge
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Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Ravenclaw
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Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Slytherin
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Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Hufflepuff
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Brilliant Books to Read Aloud

Find out more in our Brilliant Books to Read Aloud Blog

Lost and Found
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Cops and Robbers
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Speak Up!
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Gretel the Wonder Mammoth
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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Oi Frog!
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Snail in Space
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Peace at Last
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The Boy with Flowers in His Hair
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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A Horse Called Now
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Great Books to Read for Pleasure

Fine out more in our great books to read for pleasure blog

Ellie and the Cat
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Bunny vs Monkey
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The 13-Storey Treehouse
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1)
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The Story of Tracy Beaker
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Stormbreaker Graphic Novel
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
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You Are A Champion
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Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything
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unOrdinary
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Gone
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Northern Soul
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First Books in Series for 5-8 Year Olds

Dog Man
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The Worst Witch
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Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits
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Grimwood
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Flat Stanley
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Horrid Henry
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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
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The Bad Guys Episode 1
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Isadora Moon Goes Camping
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Claude in the City
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Rainbow Magic: Ruby the Red Fairy
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
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Mirabelle Gets up to Mischief
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Baby Aliens Got My Teacher
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Charlie Changes Into a Chicken
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First Books in Series for 9-12 Year Olds

Murder Most Unladylike
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The School for Good and Evil
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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
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Who Let the Gods Out?
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How to Train Your Dragon
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The Bad Beginning
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Dragon Mountain
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Inkheart (2020 reissue)
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The Highland Falcon Thief
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Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island
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High-Rise Mystery
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The Clockwork Sparrow
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Look into my eyes
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The Kick Off (2021 edition)
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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
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Children's Paperbacks
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The Children's Books You Need to Read in 2024

From exceedingly exciting chapter books to effortlessly enchanting picture books, get the low-down on the children's books you need to read this year.

The Waterstones Round Up: March's Best Books

From posthumous masterpieces to thrilling new voices, discover the riches on offer in March's publishing.

Jamie Smart on Creating Bunny vs Monkey

Jamie Smart, author of Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza, explains how he came up with the characters for his hit comic book series.

Siobhan McDermott on the Chinese Myth and Folklore That Inspired Paper Dragons

The author of our Children's Book of the Month for February talks about the background of the first part of her breathtaking fantasy series.

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