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Fill the library with new books

Fill the library with brilliant new books

 

Our big prize draw is back, giving you the chance to win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for a school's library and a £100/€120 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!

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Make reading your superpower

Make reading your superpower

 

Join The Week Junior's Summer of Reading Challenge and boost your child's reading powers for life! Win a book bundle worth over £200, plus National Book Tokens are up for grabs!

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Are you curiouser and curiouser?

Are you curiouser and curiouser?

 
Collect 5 Caboodle Points when you enter!

It's the 150th anniversary since the original Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There was published. To celebrate, we're giving one lucky Caboodler the chance to win a bumper Alice in Wonderland prize.

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6 Judy Blumes for a modern world

6 Judy Blumes for a modern world

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Win a copy of five modern Judy Blume-esque books for young teens, recommended by Tamsin Winter, plus a signed copy of her book GIRL (in real life).

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Love the Olympics? Go for gold this summer!

Love the Olympics? Go for gold this summer!

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Win a copy of On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold!, the ultimate Olympics and Paralympics companion, and a Sports Day Kit packed with 50 garden games for all the family.

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Caboodle Firsts: Swarm Rising

Caboodle Firsts: Tim Peake's Swarm Rising

 

Be one of the first to nab a copy of Tim Peake and Steve Cole's Swarm Rising for a young bookworm before it's out in September.

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Send a question in for our Book Doctors

Book Doctor: Send your questions in!

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In a reading rut? Want to health-check your reading habits? Send questions in for our future Book Doctors and you could get a £15/€20 National Book Token!

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Book Doctor: Sophie Kirtley

Book Doctor: Sophie Kirtley answers your questions

 

Sophie Kirtley, author of The Wild Way Home and The Way to Impossible Island, has joined us as Book Doctor. 

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Book Doctor: Darling Reads answers your questions

Book Doctor: Darling Reads answers your questions

 

Asher Woolford from Darling Reads bookshop in West Yorkshire joins us as Book Doctor for Independent Bookshop Week.

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Book Doctor: Tamara MacFarlane

Book Doctor: Tamara MacFarlane

Book Doctor: Tamara MacFarlane
 

Owner of Tales On Moon Lane bookshop and author of Dragon World, Tamara, prescribes the best reads for young bookworms on World Book Day. 

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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 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 Murder Most Unladylike, Robin Stevens, 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: Juno Dawson

Book Doctor: Juno Dawson answers your questions

 

Juno Dawson, editor of LGBTQ+ anthology for teens, Proud, prescribes the best books to read with pride.

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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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7 illustrated children's books about disability

7 illustrated children's books about disability

Guest author James Catchpole
 

James Catchpole, author of the brilliant picture book What Happened to You?, shares his top illustrated books for young booklovers that feature characters with disabilities or are true stories about famous disabled people.

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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

Guest bookseller Round Table Books
 

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 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

Guest author Katherine Rundell
 

Author Katherine Rundell recommends her favourite adventure stories.

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Play the Book Island Challenge

Play the Book Island Challenge for junior bookworms

 

Help young readers guess which book characters live on the islands in our fun games.

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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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How Caboodle Works

How does Caboodle work?

Discover more about the rewards programme from National Book Tokens and how to collect Caboodle Points.

How Caboodle Works
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Travel plans this summer?

Don't forget your book tokens! There are hundreds of bookshops across the UK & Ireland, all of them ready to help you choose your next read.

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