On This Day (March 6th) - World Book Day: Top 10 Children's Classics

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6th March 2014

Celebrate World Book Day with these classic books for kids!

WORLD BOOK DAY is the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world.

This year they have given every child in full-time education in the UK and Ireland a book token so they can visit a bookshop and choose a BOOK for themselves. Last year over 1.2 million World Book Day book tokens were redeemed! So make sure you get your £1 book this week!

Top 10 Children's Classics 

While you're in your local book shop or library, why not look for some of these classics from our Top 10 list that you won't want your children to miss out on.

1. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl


2. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson



3. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson


4. Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea - Michael Morpurgo


5. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr


6. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson


7. Famous Five - Enid Blyton


8. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve

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9. Tilly Mint and the Dodo - Berlie Doherty


10. Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Daniel Handler


World Book Day Competition

This year also celebrates the 50th year of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and with your book token and £1 book you can enter into World Book Day's Whipple-Scrumptious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prize Draw for a chance to win a Golden Ticket! 

The winners will receive one of 5 VIP family trips to see the brand new West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, including a chance to peek backstage at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, enjoy pre-theatre dinner plus travel and an overnight hotel stay at a Hilton Hotel in London.

All you have to do is enter the number on the back of your £1 book redeemed with your book token! Find out more information from the World Book Day website here. 

The final date for entry is 30 March 2014.


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