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Why World Book Day needed its own book!

World Book Day plays a pivotal role in expanding the joy of reading to children who might otherwise not readily engage with books.


For us, as a publisher, inclusivity is important in representation, but also in the accessibility of books. In distributing millions of book tokens to children, World Book Day ensures that even those with limited access to books can choose and own their new favourite read. In this way, World Book Day not only provides access to books but also cultivates a sense of excitement and curiosity around the world of storytelling, opening doors to new worlds and ideas for children who may not have initially found their way into the enchanting realm of literature.


‘Wild Book Day’ by Karl Newson, illustrated by James Brown (Owlet Press, 2024). Written by award-winning author, Karl Newson and illustrated by James Brown, Wild Book Day is a playful page-turner that celebrates how any day can be a wild, unforgettable adventure, whenever you open a book. Inspired by the incredible impact of World Book Day, bringing stories closer to many children who may not always have access to books, this riotous story is designed to engage reluctant readers year-round, guide keen readers to discover new and classic texts and encourage everyone to visit and use their local libraries! Picture book format: paperback. For ages 4+
Illustration © James Brown

This global celebration creates an enchanting atmosphere that captures the imaginations of young minds, fostering a love for literature through various activities, events, and initiatives, needed recognition; and our newest picture book ‘Wild Book Day’ written by award-winning author, Karl Newson and illustrated by James Brown, Wild Book Day does just that. A playful page-turner that celebrates how any day can be a wild, unforgettable adventure, whenever you open a book, it’s inspired by the incredible impact of World Book Day, bringing stories closer to many children who may not always have access to books. This riotous story is designed to engage reluctant readers year-round, guide keen readers to discover new and classic texts and encourage everyone to visit and use their local libraries!

 

Just like World Book Day, this book encourages schools, libraries, and communities to organise captivating events, author visits, and storytelling sessions, making reading a vibrant and communal experience.


‘Wild Book Day’ by Karl Newson, illustrated by James Brown (Owlet Press, 2024). Written by award-winning author, Karl Newson and illustrated by James Brown, Wild Book Day is a playful page-turner that celebrates how any day can be a wild, unforgettable adventure, whenever you open a book. Inspired by the incredible impact of World Book Day, bringing stories closer to many children who may not always have access to books, this riotous story is designed to engage reluctant readers year-round, guide keen readers to discover new and classic texts and encourage everyone to visit and use their local libraries! Picture book format: paperback. For ages 4+
'Wild Book Day' award-winning author, Karl Newson
“Books are just awesome,” author Karl explains. “It’s amazing how World Book Day creates a unique atmosphere that captures the imaginations of young minds and nurtures a love of stories. I wanted to bring this magic into a ‘portable book-party’ that can be enjoyed any day of the year.”

 

This book is a celebration of this vibrant and communal experience that World Book Day brings, and reminds us all that books really should be for everyone.


‘Wild Book Day’ by Karl Newson, illustrated by James Brown (Owlet Press, 2024). Written by award-winning author, Karl Newson and illustrated by James Brown, Wild Book Day is a playful page-turner that celebrates how any day can be a wild, unforgettable adventure, whenever you open a book. Inspired by the incredible impact of World Book Day, bringing stories closer to many children who may not always have access to books, this riotous story is designed to engage reluctant readers year-round, guide keen readers to discover new and classic texts and encourage everyone to visit and use their local libraries! Picture book format: paperback. For ages 4+

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‘Wild Book Day’ by Karl Newson, illustrated by James Brown (Owlet Press, 2024). Written by award-winning author, Karl Newson and illustrated by James Brown, Wild Book Day is a playful page-turner that celebrates how any day can be a wild, unforgettable adventure, whenever you open a book.   Inspired by the incredible impact of World Book Day, bringing stories closer to many children who may not always have access to books, this riotous story is designed to engage reluctant readers year-round, guide keen readers to discover new and classic texts and encourage everyone to visit and use their local libraries! Picture book format: paperback. For ages 4+

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Title: 'Wild Book Day'

Written by Karl Newson

Illustrated by James Brown

Published by Owlet Press

Publication date: 8 February 2024

Format: paperback


PRAISE


"Fun-filled book joy!” BookTrust


“A hurricane of literary happiness featuring luscious illustrations!!” The Kids Books Curator


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