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World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. And get the chance to dress up as their favourite characters. The main aim of this day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

We have picked some of our wonderful Children’s books from a range of Publishers. And from fairies to aliens, there’s some great ideas for some fancy dress costumes.

Book 8 in the Whimsy Wood Series

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Meet Fearne Fairy! She loves to sing and fly but is hopeless at landing! Come on this next exciting adventure in Whimsy Wood with Fearne and the delightful woodland folk, in which sharing and teamwork play a crucial role in solving Fearne’s dilemma….

This is a warm and lyrical spring tale, in which Fearne Fairy teaches some mischievous bunnies an important lesson. Whimsy Wood is a magical setting, filled with perky woodland characters.”- Sarah Hillier, County Children’s Librarian, Wiltshire, UK.

Abela Publishing

World Wide Rights Available

 

Let's Visit Paris!

Adventures of Bella & Harry

Lisa Manzione (author), Kristine Lucco (illustrator)

Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Paris with their family and discover the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other fascinating places. Along the way, local cuisine (such as crepes) is presented to the inquisitive reader and basic French phrases are introduced to the curious youngster.

Bella & Harry, LLC

Rights Upon Request

 

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Fun and Humor: Can an alien family find a way to make a living on Earth?

Shipwrecked on earth and desperate to make money, an alien family decides to make a living by opening Aliens, Inc., an intergalactic event-planning business master-minded by 9-year old alien boy, Kell Smith.

Kell discovers that his neighbor, Bree Hendricks, turns 9-years-old next month and she wants a party with an alien theme. That should be simple as flying from star to star. But things aren’t that easy: Earthling’s ideas about aliens are totally wrong. Even worse, Principal Lynx is a UFO-Chaser and suspects aliens around every corner.

Mims House

World, excluding US,CA

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The tale of one little girl’s pancake making nightmare! You might say pancakes are little Polly’s favourite treat. Or you might say she’s a little obsessed. Either way when mum’s too busy to rustle up her favourite snack Polly decides to take the initiative. Though she ends up wishing that she hadn’t… Piles of Pancakes is a charming, rhyming-story that’s perfect for any child keen to get off the sidelines and into the thick of things.

Digital Leaf Limited

Rights Upon Request

Stories about nature

Dorothea Flechsig

Petronella ventures once more into nature and makes the most astonishing discoveries. She rescues a queen bee, catches a mole, takes in chickens for the winter, and eats her granny with leeches. Petronella feeds a jay and finds out how long her parents find the chirping of crickets romantic. Her dog Cuddles and her friend Claudia also take part in the stories once more.

Glückschuh Verlag

Rights Upon Request

 

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Colorful and whimsical, Noah’s Ark captures the fun and friendly story of Noah, the animals, and the ark in a lift-and-look foam board book.Your child will enjoy this fun and fascinating retelling of Noah’s ark in colorful images and six lift-and-look panels. A perfect quiet book or interactive experience for your child.

David Miles

Familius

Worldwide rights available

 

To find out more about World Book Day head HERE to read all about it and get some great ideas on celebrating the day.