World Book Day comes to Tipperary this Thursday 5th March

World Book Day, the world’s biggest annual celebration of books and reading will take place on Thursday 5th March 2015, celebrating the wonderful world of books by giving all school children a token they can exchange for a free World Book Day book in their local bookshop! This year, acclaimed Irish author Erika McGann has written a special adventure called The Fairytale Trap, that readers can purchase using their voucher, or choose another of the 11 titles available from their local bookshop.

“World Book Day is always great fun for bookshops and it’s a real celebration of the pleasure of reading for kids.” Said Bob Johnston, Chair of the Bookseller’s Association Irish Branch. “Bookshops, libraries and schools right across Ireland will be getting involved with special events, storytimes, author readings and even dressing up so do pop down to your local bookshop with your World Book Day voucher and claim a free book!”

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading with the aim of encouraging children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

To mark the day, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day €1.50 Book Token provided by Irish booksellers. The €1.50 Book Token can be exchanged for one of eleven specially published World Book Day Books, or is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing €3.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club. Token will be valid from 2nd to 29th March 2015.

More details about World Book Day and The Biggest Book Show on Earth can be found at

World Book Day’s books:

From early March 2015, children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) Book Token in their nurseries and schools, which they can use to claim their World Book Day title in bookshops across the country from 2nd March 2015.

World Book Day special Irish title:

  • The Fairytale Trap by Erika McGann (O’Brien)

Who’s afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf …?
When Grace and her witch apprentice friends sign up for the school pantomime, they get much more than they bargained for. A mysterious enchanted object turns the entire school into a real medieval village, with a real Red Riding Hood, a real grand
­mother and a very real big, bad wolf.
Stranded without their magical powers, the girls must use their wits and courage to find the source of the spell and stop it before they become trapped in the fairytale forever

Age 2+:

  • The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot! by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter, illustrated by Garry Parsons (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Elmer’s Parade by David McKee (Andersen Press)

Age 5-7:

  • A Pirate’s Guide to Landlubbing by Jonny Duddle (Templar)
  • Magic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds a Friend by Daisy Meadows (Orchard Books)

Age 7-9:

  • The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Book Menace Day by Steven Butler (Puffin)
  • Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)

Age 9+:

  • Best Mates by Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins)
  • Dork Diaries: How to be a Dork! by Rachel Renée Russell (Simon & Schuster)


  • Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
  • Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale (HarperCollins)

For the latest news and updates about World Book Day see:
Twitter: @WBDIreland #WorldBookDay

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