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WORLD BOOK DAY 2021: Find out some of the top rated books to delve into this year!

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What's your favourite book?

Thursday March 4th marks World Book Days' 24th year!

The day helps promote the love for reading, it was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration and it is now marked in over 100 countries around the globe!

If you want to get involved there are plenty of ways to celebrate. You can dive into your favourite book, or better still: discover a new title!

According to Goodreads.co.uk: Here are some of the best rated books of 2021!

  1. The Four Winds The Four Winds
    by Kristin Hannah
  2. The Wife Upstairs 
    by Rachel Hawkins
  3. The Push
    by Ashley Audrain
  4. Lore
    by Alexandra Bracken
  5. Concrete Rose 
    by Angie Thomas
  6. The Paris Library
    by Janet Skeslien Charles
  7. The Lost Apothecary
    by Sarah Penner
  8. Chain of Iron 
    by Cassandra Clare
  9. The Thorn of Emberlain
    by Scott Lynch
  10. Malibu Rising
    by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Organsisers of World Book Day have also shared a list of must read books for youngsters!

For the little ones:

Ages 5-8

  1. A Bear Called Paddington
  2. A Boy Called Christmas
  3. Ada Twist, Scientist
  4. Amazing Grace
  5. Charlotte's Web
  6. Claude in the City
  7. Finn Family Moomintroll
  8. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
  9. Grimms' Fairy Tales
  10. Just So Stories
  11. Michael Rosen's Sad Book
  12. My Brother is a Superhero
  13. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
  14. Revolting Rhymes
  15. The Book With No Pictures


Ages 9-12:

  1. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
  2. Bad Girls
  3. Cogheart
  4. Coraline
  5. Darkmouth
  6. Goodnight Mister Tom
  7. Guinness World Records
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  9. Holes
  10. Journey to the River Sea
  11. Matilda
  12. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  13. Pippi Longstocking
  14. Private Peaceful
  15. Stig of the Dump

For Teens:

  1. A Monster Calls
  2. Everything, Everything
  3. I Am Malala
  4. Moondust
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Noughts and Crosses
  7. Of Mice and Men
  8. One
  9. Orangeboy
  10. Salt to the Sea
  11. Six of Crows
  12. Skulduggery Pleasant
  13. Summoner: The Novice
  14. The Arrival
  15. The Art of Being Normal

Are they missing any iconic titles? Let us us know what your favourite book is!

As World Book Day founder, Baroness Gail Rebuck, says: “We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.”

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