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As you scroll down you will see recommendations each for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 (Years 3/4) and Upper KS2 (Years 5/6). As well as selecting specific books, I have also compiled lists for each year group, selecting books for their breadth of content, a range of authors and genre. 

This Year's World Book Day stories - just £1

 

Take a look at the World Book Day publications below, but then check out the Year Group recommendations below as there are some AMAZING books suggested for you this month!

 

 

EYFS

 

There's a Wolf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

 

 

 

 

WOW!  Monster, Dragon, Alien, and Witch have made you a book! Jump in to explore the interactive adventure inside … but make sure you watch out for the BIG BAD WOLF!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luna Loves World Book Day by Joseph Coelho

 

Today is World Book Day and Luna can’t wait. She has the whole day planned… Dress up as her favourite book character: a unicorn! Meet an author and an illustrator. Buy a new book with her book token. But – disaster! – Luna the Unicorn’s costume has ripped! Can Dad come to the rescue with a magic potato?

Celebrate World Book Day with Luna, from the Luna Loves series: Luna Loves Library Day and Luna Loves Art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 & 2

 

The "What the Ladybird Saw " Story Play by Julia Donaldson

 

The popular story turned into a playscript for WBD

 

One clever ladybird, two bungling burglars… and a whole farmyard of fun!

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overheard their plot, and she has a plan of her own…

 

 

 

 

 

Gigantosaurus Dino-Spot by Jonny Duddle

 

“I’ve made this thing I call a ‘BOOK’. I might let you three have a look. We’ll play my game called DINO-SPOT. To win, you’ll have to spot the lot!” Bonehead thinks he’s the best dino spotter. But can he find GIGANTOSAURUS? There are downloadable activities on the WBD website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 & 4

 

Planet Omar: Operation Kind by Zanib Mian

 

One of Omar’s best friends, Daniel, has a little sister who goes to hospital regularly. He usually finds it easy to cheer her up when she’s there, but this time he feels he needs to do something extra special.

Enter Omar and their other best friend Charlie to help with Operation Kind! The boys try to come up with the perfect surprise for Suzy, and when they find out her favourite author is in the UK for just one day it feels like it was meant to be.

Can the boys overcome all of the ridiculous obstacles that get thrown in their path and face their fears, in a race against time to get a signed copy of the book for Suzy?

 

Protect the Planet by Jess French

 

Our planet is precious, and it’s up to us to take care of it. You may feel small, but your small actions can make a big difference. This book will teach you that by acting with kindness towards other people, plants, animals, and yourself, you can help to protect the planet.

Get further inspiration on how to save our world by downloading this incredible Protect the Planet activity pack: Protect the Planet digital activity pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The River Whale by  Sita Brahmachari

Immy has always loved wild swimming; one day, she hopes to become a marine biologist. Tomorrow is the first step towards that goal – completing her entry level diving certificate.

But her plans for a good night’s sleep are ruined by a strange and vivid dream of a distressed whale in the river. At school she tries to shake it off, but discovers that her nightmare has leaked into reality.

Immy and her trusty friend Cosmo must head for the Thames on a mission to save the trapped river whale. Can Immy use her skills to release it from the rubbish-filled nets it’s caught in and guide it home?

 

Told in a mixture of free verse and prose, this is the beautiful new short adventure from Sita Brahmachari, with illustrations by Poonam Mistry.

 

 

Year 5 & 6

 

SkySteppers by Katherine Rundell

 

High above the streets of Paris live the rooftoppers, a secret gang of children who eat, sleep and tumble amongst the chimney pots. It’s a perilous life, but for Matteo and Mercedes the adventure is only just beginning. Caught up in a long-standing feud that threatens their existence amongst the stars, they find themselves on a hunt across Paris, tearing across the roofs of Versailles and the Louvre, searching for hidden treasure in a race against Henri Danglars – the enemy who would seek to destroy that which they love best.

From bestselling and multiple-award-winning author Katherine Rundell, this joyful new story of the rooftoppers of Paris is full of her trademark bravery and adventure. It’s a treat just waiting to be discovered.

 

Little Badman and the Radioactive Samosa by Humza Arshad & Henry White

 

You’ve heard of Little Badman, right? No? Oh. Well. . . Doesn’t matter. You will do one day. He’s gonna be big.

Twelve-year-old Humza Khan, aka Little Badman is, amongst lots of other things: Eggington’s greatest rapper, a ninja, an all-round legend. That’s all according to Humza. And, to be honest, Eggington (his home town) is quite small. He has saved the word a couple of times though – from alien slugs and evil time-travelling teachers.

They are very cool adventures, and we’ll tell you about them some time, but this story will blow your mind. Humza and his two friends, Umer and Wendy, have narrowly avoided being hit by rock from outer-space. What does get hit, though, is a box of delicious samosas, which turn . . . radioactive. The three friends wake up the next day to find they have superpowers, which is pretty cool. What’s less cool is the giant hamsters roaming the town. Looks like a job for Little Badman and his crew . . .

 

Football Stories by Alex Bellos

 

Discover 20 mind-blowing football stories in this awesome collection created for World Book Day 2021.

Find out the true stories of the star players, top teams and game changers who have shaped football history. Stories include:

- The secret behind Lionel Messi’s success
- The footballer who pooed on the pitch
- The greatest goat in football
- The incredible story of women’s football after World War I

The bestselling Football School series explains the world through football. This collection is packed with fascinating facts and super stats, so you’ll learn loads about football, as well as other amazing subjects such as history, science and geography.

Make reading even more fun by downloading these great activities from the Football School series:

Football School Biology Activity Kit

Football School Geography Activity Kit

Football School Physics Activity Kit

Why not take a sneak peek inside the book? 

 

Year 6 - with parental approval

Apocalypse King by Derek Landy

Three ancient gods are freed from their prison with only one desire: to destroy the planet and everyone on it. 

To save us all, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must go undercover in a Dublin school. Skulduggery has to blend in with the teaching staff, while Valkyrie has to pass for an ordinary schoolgirl. Above all else, no matter what happens, they both must act completely and utterly normal. 

We are so dead. 

Please note: Not suitable for younger readers.


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