World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

Thursday 2nd March is a day dedicated to the joy of reading, the celebration of books, and the promotion of literacy.

The aim of World Book Day is to encourage children and young people to explore the pleasure of reading and to discover new authors and books.

  • The perfect book at bedtime, narrated by the very best of British acting (Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Ewan Mcgregor, Sir Michael Caine and more) “The Hans Christian Andersen Treasury“ featuring favourites such as “The Little Mermaid”, the inspiration for Frozen, “The Snow Queen” and ‘Thumbelina’.  
  • Picked by BookTrust UK for their list of books with positive images of disability, prize-winning Malcolm Duffy’s third novel explores the joys and challenges of dyslexia in a story full of his hallmark heart and humour. – ‘Read Between the Lies’ by Malcomb Duffy
  • Listen to the book that inspired the film ‘The Railway Children Return’ starring Jenny Agutter, John Bradley, Tom Courtenay and BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith. – ‘The Railway Children – a Children’s Classic’ by E. Nesbit
  • Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, 2019. – ‘The Mystery of the Colour Thief‘ by Ewa Jozefkowicz

See the full list of metadata by downloading below.

The most beloved fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, narrated by the very best of British stage and screen talent. Perfect for bedtime, the long car journey or rainy afternoons at home, let Andersen delight and enchant children (and adults) of all ages with characters that stand the test of time.

The Princess and the Pea and the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Sir Roger Moore
The Little Match Girl by Ewan McGregor
The Ugly Duckling by Stephen Fry
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Dame Joan Collins
The Snow Queen by Joanna Lumley
Little Claus and Big Claus by Sir Michael Caine
The Little Mermaid by David Walliams
Thumbelina by Charlotte Rampling
It’s Quite True by Paul McKenna
The Nightingale by Michael Ball

Two boys, one struggle. A new family, an uncovered secret.

Tommy and Ryan are as different as they come. Tommy is a young offender, he’s tough and he’s cool. Ryan is a good student, well-behaved, and definitely not cool. Forced to become a family, the two discover their shared dyslexia and develop an unlikely friendship.

As Ryan helps Tommy to read, a secret is revealed that will change their lives forever.

Tyler is late for school again. And his teacher’s not happy about it.

Thing is, his mum is sick and his autistic younger brother, Levi, needs help getting ready for school. Is Tyler supposed to leave without giving Levi his breakfast or his mum her cup of tea?

Sent to detention for lateness, he is joined by bad-boy Jayden, class-clown Alisha, and, most surprisingly, straight-A student, Grace.

When an alien crash lands in their school gym, “The Late Crew” are entrusted with his special cargo. But can Tyler really take on another responsibility? It turns out his fellow Late Crew have problems of their own too but perhaps if they team up, they could just save their school and their new friend too.

Listen to the book that inspired the upcoming film ‘The Railway Children Return’ starring Jenny Agutter, John Bradley, Tom Courtenay and BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith.

When Roberta, Phyllis and Peter’s father is accused of being a spy and sent to prison, the children and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable city life for the countryside. They move into a small cottage called “Three Chimneys” close to a railway station.

As the children settle into their new home, the railway soon becomes the centre of their lives: promising new friends, plenty of adventures, and perhaps even the key to bringing their father home…

First the accident, then the nightmares. The shadowy thief steals all the colours from Izzy’s world leaving her feeling empty and hopeless. Will her new neighbour and a nest full of cygnets save Izzy and solve the mystery of the colour thief?

After a frightening car accident, Izzy’s mum is in a coma. Her family is in pieces. Her best friend at school has dumped her. And her nightmares are haunted by a shadowy man stealing all the colours from her world. She’s trying so hard to be brave, but Izzy thinks everything is her fault. Then she meets her new neighbour, Toby, paralysed after a skateboarding accident, and together they find a nest of cygnets who need rescuing. Particularly the odd one out, called Spike. Will saving Spike save Izzy? Will she and Toby solve the mystery of the Colour Thief and bring hope and happiness back to Izzy’s life?

Courtney is a princess who accidentally gets sent to pop-star camp, and Erika is a pop star who ends up at princess camp. When the two camps plan to shut each other down, can the girls work together to save both camps?

An amazing story told in short chapters to make it easy for kids to read on their own!

For more information about these titles, or our full English catalogue contact Nadia on – nadia.lamond@sagaegmont.com or simply book a meeting.

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