World Book Day will take place on Thursday 6 March 2014.
How can libraries get involved?
- Promote the World Book Day Fest on and around World Book Day. Events can take place in the lead-up to, and beyond, the day itself and libraries can run new activities or badge existing activities during the week of World Book Day, including the weekend.
- Screen the show featuring authors from the £1 books in your libraries. Rather than a live show taking place on World Book Day itself, there will be a pre-recorded show featuring authors from the £1 books which will be available to screen at a time that suits you. There will also be five major live events taking place across the country, including in Glasgow (partnered with The Reading Agency and Glasgow Libraries), in Newcastle (partnered with Seven Stories), in the SilverDell bookshop in Kirkham, and in Cardiff (with the Welsh Book Council).
- Promote the library membership drive. In 2013 more than 6,000 new members joined the library on and around World Book Day. Once again, library joining forms will be included in schools packs. Please look out for children, young people and adults bringing these into your library.
World Book Day £1 Books
The 2014 £1 books are:
Age 2 plus:
- Hello, Hugless Douglas! by David Melling (Hodder)
- Little Book Day Parade by Emily Gravett (Macmillan)
- Barry Loser: I Am Not Nit a Loser by Jim Smith (Egmont)
- Fun with the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (Puffin)
- A Laura Marlin Mystery: The Midnight Picnic by Lauren St John (Orion)
- Horrible Histories: Terrible Trenches by Terry Deary (Scholastic)
- Middle School: How I Got Lost in London by James Patterson (Young Arrow)
- Jack Petter by Sarah Lean (HarperCollins)
- Rock War: The Audition by Robert Muchamore (Hodder)
- The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson (Hot Key Books)
You can order packs of the £1 books from your library suppliers, though please note that these are only to loan to library users. Please contact your library supplier directly about this.