cerrieburnell-largeA novel by comedian David Baddiel, a Star Wars book, a story from CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell and an exclusive young adult fiction work from Queen of Teen James Dawson are among the £1 books that will be available to UK children on official World Book Day 2016.

Now in its ninth year, the UNESCO recognised initiative is marked in more than 100 countries across the world. The list also features work by great illustrators such as Quentin Blake, Mick Inkpen and Nick Sharratt

From January 2016, children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 (€1.50 in Ireland) book token in their nurseries and schools, which they can use to claim their World Book Day title in participating bookshops from 29 February-27 March 2016.

The 2016 books in full:

Kipper’s Visitor by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children’s Books)

Supertato: Hap-pea Ever After by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)

Daisy and the Trouble With Jack by Kes Gray & Nick Sharratt (Red Fox)

The Great Mouse Plot by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (Puffin)

Welcome to the World of Norm by Jonathan Meres (Orchard)

Star Wars (Title tbc) by Cavan Scott (Egmont)

The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel (HarperCollins)

Harper and the Sea of Secrets by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson (Scholastic)

Spot the Difference by James Dawson (Hot Key)

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Ireland only: One Good Turn by Brian Gallagher (O’Brien Press)

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