What are the free £1 World Book Day books in 2020 and how can you exchange a token?

Thousands of £1 World Book Day book tokens will be handed out to children and young people by schools and nurseries in Kent this week.

The mass giveaway enables young bookworms to take their token to a book shop and swap it for an exclusive free World Book Day book. Scroll down to learn more about how to use your token.

Children will be given their tokens this week in aid of World Book Day on Thursday, March 5
Children will be given their tokens this week in aid of World Book Day on Thursday, March 5

There are books for all ages, interests and reading abilities.

For younger audiences there are books featuring characters Bing and Supertato. Whilst top authors such as Greg James and Anthony Horowitz bring fresh installments from Alex Rider and Kid Normal.

World Book Day free books for 2020
World Book Day free books for 2020

1. Bing's Splashy Story

Bing wants to read his favourite Hoppity story in the bath. Hoppity voooooosh! But books don’t like baths. What will happen when his book gets all drippy wet?

2. Supertato, Books Are Rubbish

It’s night-time in the supermarket, and all the veggies are happily reading their brilliant books. Well, not quite all… The Evil Pea thinks books are rubbish! Is there anyone who can prove him wrong?

3. Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang

Amelia Fang is feeling very nervous about reading out loud in front of her class. So she decides to practice with her friends in Loose Limb Library. But when they get there, the gang discovers big bite marks in every book! Bookworms have invaded and they chomp through everything and everyone in their path. How will Amelia save all the books – and her friends – before it’s too late?

4. Dog Man

Howl with laughter at three hilarious crime-fighting capers featuring Dog Man: part dog, part man and all hero! From the creator of Captain Underpants.

5. Evie in the Jungle

Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. She can hear what animals are thinking and she can talk to them with her mind. When Evie goes on a trip to the Amazon rainforest, her powers are put to the test. She makes friends with pink river dolphins, must save a sloth, and discovers the secret life of a jaguar. Soon she sees the jungle is in serious and deadly danger. And has a rather risky plan to help save it…

6. The Day We Met The Queen

Ten-year-old Ahmet has become the Most Famous Refugee Boy in the World. In fact, he’s so famous even the queen wants to meet him – and his four best friends! So they’re off to Buckingham Palace, with a list of questions for her and one special challenge: will she help more refugee children like Ahmet? But when their journey is unexpectedly interrupted by an old enemy, it will take some quick thinking and an ingenious plan to make it to the palace – and the queen – on time.

World Book Day bookmark
World Book Day bookmark

7. Kid Normal and the Loudest Library

Join Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes as they team up with wonderful school librarian and secret superhero Mrs Fletcher (whose special power is that her head can turn into a foghorn) to foil a dastardly, 1000-decibel plot. When Mrs Fletcher’s friend disappears from her duties as town librarian, it’s clear that there’s something strange afoot. A librarian never deserts their post! Plus the library has suddenly started hosting a whole host of ludicrously loud events. Cow choirs, pneumatic drill masterclasses, stamping competitions … could a dastardly criminal be using the library to cover up a crime of epic proportions? It’s up to Murph, Mary, Hilda, Billy and Nellie to get to the bottom of this mega-loud mystery.

8. The Case Of The Drowned Pearl

On holiday at the seaside, the girls discover a body on the beach. They soon realise this is Antonia Braithwaite: a famous swimmer, nicknamed The Pearl, who was due to compete at the Berlin Olympics next month. It appears she has accidentally drowned in the sea – but it’s odd that this should happen to such a strong swimmer. Even more mysteriously, she smells not of the sea, but of Pears soap. Rushing back to their hotel, Daisy and Hazel discover several suspicious guests who all had reason to murder Antonia.

9. Alex Rider Undercover

o undercover into the secret world of teen super spy Alex Rider in this explosive collection of action-packed short stories. See Alex take action against an imminent disaster, discover the truth behind the death of his parents and get inside the mind of his arch rival, Yassen Gregorovich.

10. My Awesome Guide To Getting Good AT Stuff

Find confidence, resilience and determination in this hilarious and practical guide by learning from the best, getting over failures and nailing your practice.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get really good at stuff.

11. Split

Fifteen-year-old Salma Hashbi has been caught with her boyfriend in a totally humiliating misunderstanding. Instantly accused of being easy, she is shunned by everyone at school, shamed by her community and worst of all, has disappointed her mum. Enough is enough and Salma decides to fight back against the prejudice and rumours, and audition for the role of her dreams. But on the hottest day of the year, with everything against her, can Salma make it in time and show the world who she really is?

12. The Kissing Booth - Road Trip

Everyone knows it’s tough having a long-distance relationship – especially when your boyfriend is as sizzlingly hot as Noah Flynn. Elle’s thrilled her badboy-turned good has made it into Harvard, but being stuck back in California isn’t much fun without him. So there’s only one thing for it . . . a road trip to visit! And what could be better than packing up your best buddy’s convertible, heading out on Route 66, and looking for fun and adventure along the way?

How to use your £1 book token:

  • The £1 World Book Day token can be swapped for an exclusive, new free World Book Day book. To find a participating shop where you can exhange your token, click here.
  • If you'd prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead. The book - or audiobook - just needs to cost at least £2.99.
  • The World Book Day tokens are valid from Thursday, February 27 until Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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