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World Book Day, the world’s biggest annual celebration of books and reading takes place today, Thursday, 5th March 2015.

 

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.

 

To mark the day, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day €1.50 Book Token provided by Irish booksellers.

 

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. 

 

Head to the bookshop this weekend and let your little one choose from these 11 titles: 

 

The Fairytale Trap by Erika McGann (O'Brien's)

 

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 grand­mother 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)

 

YA:

Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale (HarperCollins)

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