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Caboodle Firsts: The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

Caboodle Firsts: The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

Caboodle Firsts
 

We're giving 100 children the chance to read Jen Carney's The Accidental Diary of B.U.G., before it's out in April. 

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The next stop is a really wild adventure

The next stop is a really wild adventure

 

Win a signed copy of all three books in the Adventures on Trains series and a selection of STAEDTLER art and drawing materials.

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Get giggling with Pamela Butchart

Get giggling with Pamela Butchart

 

Win a signed copy of Pamela Butchart's The Broken Leg of Doom, a complete set of the Izzy series, and a Jem + Bea Eco Backpack!

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Find out the Book Island Challenge answers

Find out the Book Island Challenge answers

 

We've revealed the answers to our Book Island Challenge. 10 children have each won a £10/€10 National Book Token and a bundle of 14 fantastic books from publisher Knights Of.

See the answers
Who won our annual schools prize?

Winners: Our annual schools prize

 

See which school received £5,000 of National Book Tokens – that's enough to buy hundreds of new books for their library to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

And the winner is...
Create a National Book Token Design winners!

Winners: Create a National Book Token competition

 

We received thousands of fantastic designs. The talented winners have won a £10/€10 National Book Token for each of their classmates.

See the winning designs
*drum roll* And the winners are...

Winners: Big Dreamers Writing competition

 

See which talented young writers won our short story competition – and a £200 National Book Token each!

Read the winning stories
See this year's winning designs!

Winners: World Book Day 2020 competition

 

For World Book Day, we challenged young booklovers to design a gift card to be turned into a real National Book Token and sold in bookshops in time for Christmas.

See which designs won
Book Doctor: Ask Tamara MacFarlane!

Book Doctor: Ask Tamara MacFarlane!

 

Tamara MacFarlane, author of Dragon World, will be our guest Book Doctor for World Book Day. 5 readers whose questions are answered will receive a signed copy and a £15/€20 National Book Token.

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Book Doctor: Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Doctor: Kiran Millwood Hargrave

 

Kiran Millwood Hargrave tackles your bookish dilemmas – and five Caboodlers have won a signed copy of her upcoming book and a £15/€20 National Book Token!

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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 answers your questions

 

Author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, prescribes the best reads for young bookworms on 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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21 children's books to look out for in 2021

21 children's books to look out for in 2021

 

We've picked 21 highly anticipated books children's published in the first half of the year. 

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10 brilliant books to read by Black writers

10 brilliant books to read by Black writers

 

Layla – expert bookseller at the fantastic Round Table Books – recommends 10 brilliant books for both children and adults written by Black authors.

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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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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 – guess them all!

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.

Book Island Challenge
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