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Calling all young writers aged 6 to 18!

Calling all young writers – win a £200 National Book Token!

 

The UK's biggest authors will judge our new short story competition. Children aged 6-18 can write a story of up to 300 words with the theme BIG DREAMS – National Book Tokens are up for grabs! 

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*drum roll* And the winners are...

*drum roll* And the winners are...

 

Congratulations to the winners of our Design a National Book Token competition for World Book Day!

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Encourage a lifelong love of reading!

Encourage a lifelong love of reading!

 

Win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for your chosen school – that's enough to buy hundreds of new books for their library. Plus £100/€120 to spend on yourself.

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Create a National Book Token design and win!

Create a National Book Token design and win!

 

Your child can win a £10/€10 National Book Token for each of their classmates – and surprise them all when schools reopen!

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The perfect gift for booklovers of all ages

The perfect gift for booklovers of all ages

 

The latest National Book Tokens gift cards feature some truly iconic children's characters. Available from your local bookshop or online.

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Book Doctor: Jasbinder Bilan

Book Doctor: Jasbinder Bilan answers your questions

 

Author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, Jasbinder Bilan, prescribes the best reads for young booklovers.

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Book Doctor: Robin Steven

Book Doctor: Robin Stevens joins us for World Book Day

 

Author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, prescribes the best reads for young bookworms this World Book Day. 

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Book Doctors: Cressida Cowell and Francesca Simon

Book Doctors: Cressida Cowell and Francesca Simon

 

Cressida Cowell and Francesca Simon prescribe the best reads for young booklovers.

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Book Doctor: Abi Elphinstone answers your questions

Book Doctor: Abi Elphinstone answers your questions

 

Abi Elphinstone, author of Rumblestar and The Dreamsnatcher series, prescribes the best reads for young booklovers.

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Book Doctor: Jeff Kinney answers your questions

Book Doctor: Jeff Kinney answers your questions

 

Jeff Kinney is our Book Doctor for World Book Day, prescribing the best reads for young booklovers. 

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Book Doctor - Chloe Coles

Book Doctor: Chloe Coles answers your questions

Book Doctor: Chloe Coles
 

Chloe Coles, author of Bookshop Girl (and real-life children's bookseller extraordinaire) prescribes just the right read for book-loving children and teens.

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Book Doctor: Andy Griffiths

Book Doctor: Andy Griffiths answers your questions

 

Andy Griffiths, co-author of the hilarious Treehouse series, prescribes the best reads for junior bookworms.

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10 ways to celebrate children's love of books at home

10 ways to celebrate children's love of books at home

 

We've created a list of ways to help children explore their love of books at home, from drawing book characters and sharing stories to virtual storytimes and free activities.

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10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

 

Author Katherine Rundell recommends her favourite adventure stories.

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Get young bookworms playing the Book Island Challenge

Get young bookworms playing the Book Island Challenge

 

Help young readers guess which book characters live on the islands in our fun Book Island Challenge.

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Find the missing book titles

Help us find the missing book titles

 

Our bookshelves have fallen down and we've lost some of our books titles! Can you help us find the missing words?

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10 locations in children's books

10 locations in children's books

10 locations in children's books
 

From Hogsmead to Treasure Island, take our fun quiz on 10 locations in children's literature.

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20 years of World Book Day

20 questions for 20 years of World Book Day

 

Play our quiz feauring 20 questions about 20 World Book Day authors to celebrate 20 years.

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Calling all junior bookworms!

Calling all junior bookworms!

Guess which characters live on the islands in our Book Island Challenge.

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