jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 4th March 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY WITH US!
Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day.
The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for one of our exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off (€1.50 off in Ireland) any full price book or audiobook instead (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99 (or €3.99 in Ireland). The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions. The £1 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs and RNIB.
We also have exclusive titles for Wales and Ireland.
World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last. Please contact your local bookseller to check if they are able to offer £1 off other titles.
CLICK ON THE APP for the WORLD BOOK DAY SITE FOR LOTS MORE INFORMATION
TOP FIFTY OF THE DAY
TOP 50 BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS
50 best children’s books that both you and your children will love to read.
The bedtime story is a tradition loved by parents and children across the land, and we all have fond memories of our own story time.
For some parents it is precious 10 minutes of one to one time with their children before they head to the land of nod.
Children become so obsessed with their favourite books, that one in three parents have even confessed to pretending to lose a book to avoid having to read it again (admit it, you’re guilty of this too).
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1969)
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (1999)
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss (1957)
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (1989)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (1982)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)
Winnie-The-Pooh by A A Milne (1926)
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (1982)
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (1997)
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (2001)
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (1968)
Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988)
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (1978)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (1961)
Code Name Bananas by David Walliams (2020)
Stickman by Julia Donaldson (2008)
Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill (1980)
Charlotte’s Web by EB White (1952)
Dogger by Shirley Hughes (1977)
Three Billy Goats Gruff (1841)
Meg and Mog by Helen Nicholl (1972)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis (1950)
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss (1960)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (2007)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (1958)
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (1943)
The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson (2011)
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (1974)
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg (1983)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams (1973)
Curious George By Margaret Rey and HA Rey (1939)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)
The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg (1986)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum (1900)
Stig of the Dump by Clive King (1963)
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (2003)
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child (2000)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)
The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter (2013)
Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon (1994)
Noddy Goes to Toyland by Enid Blyton (1949)
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (1945)
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman (2006)
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King Smith (1983)
Watership Down by Richard Adams (1972)
The Queen’s Nose by Dick King Smith (1983)
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.
Happiness is…good (and I mean ‘good’ there is mountains of crap ones) classic children’s book.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Doctor’s office: All our records are electronic now just fill out these 12 forms.
Love is…in the wink of an eye.
A time for Room on the Broom…A time for Harry Potter books.
A time for The Tigger Who Came To Tea…A time for Dogger.
4th March 1975: Comic genius Chaplin is knighted. Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
4th March 1966 John Lennon says “We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus”
4th March 1890 Longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) at 1,710 ft in length is opened in Scotland by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII
4th March 1877 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” has its world premiere, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow