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World book day in Andover 2018

Its that time of year again that you either LOVE or HATE as a parent, its World book day.

A time where the wonderfullness of books are celebrated in schools and playschools and we are asked as parents to dress up our children as their favourite book characters.

This year world book day takes place on 1st March 2018. Check which day your childs school is dressing up on as some will be dressing up on the Friday and you don’t want to be that parent that sends your child in dressed on on the wrong day .

World book day dress up suggestions

If you haven’t the time or the skill to make a costume, Asda Andover is located southwest corner of the Town Centre, just off Western Avenue (A3057).They have a range of fancy dress available from Harry Potter, fairy tales, Roald dahl and David Walliams.

There are also some great dressing up ideas on the world book day official site which can be found here

As part of world book day all children will be given a book day token. All you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller. and swap it for one of the TEN (exclusive, new and completely FREE) World Book Day books. Alternatively you can put it towards one of the FIVE fantastic full-length books for teens priced at only £2.50 each at participating stores .

We would love to see how the children of Andover dress up for world book day. Please email us your world book day photos to

2018 £1 books

  • OI Goat, Written by: Kes Gray
  • My book about me by Mr silly, Written by: Adam Hargreaves
  • Paddington turns detective and other funny stories, Written by: Michael Bond
  • Nadiya bake me a story, Written by: Nadiya Hussain
  • The baby brother from outer space, Written by: Pamela Butchart
  • Terrys dumb dot story, Written by: Andy Griffiths
  • Brain Freeze,Written by: Tom Fletcher
  • The Bolds great adventure, Written by: Julian Clary
  • The girl who thought she was a dog, Written by: Clare Balding
  • Marvel Avengers The greatest heros

Local book shops in Andover

  • WHSmiths,31 High Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LJ
  • Waterstones,72-73 Chantry Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1RW

World Book Day book tokens are valid from Monday 26 February–Sunday 25 March 2018.