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School children enjoy sky-high reading from Horrid Henry author to celebrate World Book Day

School children enjoy sky-high reading from Horrid Henry author to celebrate World Book Day

To kick off World Book Day week, Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon takes part in a sky-high reading from her £1 book to children from Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School aboard the Coca-Cola London Eye. World Book Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday 2 March 2017. Horrid Henry Funny Fact Files is one of 10 £1 books that children can redeem at bookshops using their £1 World Book Day book token.

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.  A main aim of World Book 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.

To mark World Book Day (Thursday 2 March), school children are entitled to receive a £1 World Book Day book token (or equivalent €1.50 in Ireland) supplied by National Book Tokens Ltd. The £1 book token can be exchanged for one of ten (eleven in Ireland) specially published World Book Day £1 books, or is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club. The £1 World Book Day book token will be valid from 27 February to 26 March 2017. See the full range at www.worldbookday.com/books.