An announcement has been made that next year’s World Book Day £1 stories will include work by such literary stars as Michael Morpurgo, Chris Riddell and Marcus Sedgwick.
Children will be transported from Friendship Forest to World Frock Night to a dark, dark path leading into the dark, dark woods…in these brilliant tales.
Sophy Henn, author and illustrator of Where Bear?, will be decorating the World Book Day website, tokens, resource packs and display materials with her charming illustrations of eager readers (pictured). She has a Fashion degree at Central Saint Martins, and an MA in Illustration at the University of Brighton. She is taking over the role previously held by Alex T. Smith, creator of Hector and the Big Bad Knight and Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan.
This year’s World Book Day titles featured David Melling’s Hello, Hugless Douglas, Emily Gravett’s Little Book Day Parade, I am Nit a Loser by Barry Loser, Fun with the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, The Midnight Picnic by Lauren St. John, Terrible Trenches by Terry Deary, Middle School: How I Got Lost in London by James Patterson, Jack Pepper by Sarah Lean, Rock War: The Audition by Robert Muchamore, and The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson.
World Book Day 2015 list:
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
Elmer’s Parade by David McKee
A Pirate’s Guide to Landlubbing by Jonny Duddle
Magic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds a Friend by Daisy Meadows
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell
The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Book Menace Day by Steven Butler
Best Mates by Michael Morpurgo
Dork Diaries: How to be a Dork! by Rachel Renée Russell
Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale
Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick
The Fairytale Trap by Erika McGann