World Book Day Tokens and Book Recommendations

World Book Day illustrations Rob Biddulph

Fri 26 Feb 2021

It’s World Book Day 4 March. World Book Day’s mission is to encourage reading for pleasure so they will be distributing 15 million £1 World Book Day tokens to children and young people across the country on March 4.

To support this amazing initiative Derby Libraries will be distributing tokens to members when they use our Click and Collect service. Each token can be used to buy a £1 World Book Day book or to get £1 off a full price book or audiobook. Tokens are valid from 13 Feb to 28 Mar 2021 and can be redeemed in participating bookshops and supermarkets. Tokens cannot be redeemed online. Many participating shops have already agreed to accept the tokens beyond the 28 Mar while stocks last.  

Find out more about the Digital Book Tokens available through participating schools.

There is a fantastic range of books available this year from thrillers, to books about football and how to protect our planet.

Our eBook recommendations

Our team has created a list library of books inspired by the World Book Day themes, plus two book choices for younger readers by World Book Day author Joseph Coelho. All these books are available to borrow in our libraries. We hope all our younger members enjoy their books!

Joseph Coelho - Luna Loves...

Luna loves library day eBook by Coelho, Joseph

Luna loves art eBook by Coelho, Joseph

Climate change and protecting our planet

Climate change eBook by Maryam Shariff-Draper

Hello, Mr World eBook by Michael Foreman

Earth Heroes: 20 inspiring stories of people saving our world eBook by Lily Dyu

Be the change - Poems to help you save the world eBook by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens


The Unlucky Eleven eBook by Phil Earle

Kicking Off eBook by Eve Ainsworth

Jonny Ball Accidental football Genius eBook by Matt Oldfield 

Football School Star Players by Ben Lyttleton and Alex Bellos

Thrillers for Teenage Readers

A Good girls guide to Murder eBook By Holly Jackson Young Adult

Things the eye can’t see eBook by Penny Joelson Young adult

One of us is lying eBook by Karen McManus

The fall of Crazy House eBook or eAudioBook by James Patterson