This time last year children were celebrating World Book Day in schools, but one year on, things look very different. To mark a World Book Day like no other, Cardiff-
World Book Day 2021 will take place on the 4th
Head of Publishing at Candy Jar, Shaun Russell, says: "As a whole, publishers have been relatively lucky throughout the pandemic. While like everyone we have faced exceptional pressures, lockdown has reintroduced many to the escapism that only reading can offer. We have heard from many of our customers, faced with keeping their kids occupied over lockdown, what a boon this has been."
"It is well-
"As hopefully some semblance of normality begins to return to our lives, we thought it would be in the spirit of things to furnish young readers with something to keep their reading habits going for the months and years to come."
Included within Candy Jar’s giveaway are The Norris Girls by Nigel Hinton, an author that has been a fixture of English curriculums for decades, Something I Should Know, a debut young adult novel by Siobhan Kalli, Tommy Parker: Destiny Will Find You by Cardiff-
Candy Jar will also be including titles from Jelly Bean Self-
Since its inception in 2013, Jelly Bean Self-
Jelly Bean author Molly Arbuthnott has kindly offered her picture book Oscar the Ferry Cat. She hopes it gives stretched parents a helping hand. She says: "As we can't be together in person this year, it is a great treat to be able to share stories through a giveaway. Oscar has at its heart a message about never giving up – very apt, I think – and I hope it proves a tonic to readers young and old!"
Former teacher, Phillip Davies, has also given Candy Jar permission to giveaway his sci-
The giveaway will run for five days, starting on World Book Day (4 th March), and the full list of titles is available below. There’s no catch: no sign ups required, no add ons – just free books for all.
Shaun concludes: "There hasn’t been much to celebrate this past year, but there has at least been a recognition that we’re all in this together. It’s a spirit we will hopefully take with us as we return to the patterns of our previous lives. With so many parents feeling the pinch, with so much uncertainty as to what the future holds, we thought making our titles available for free was only one way to truly embrace the spirit of the times."
So come one, come all, the Candy Jar Great World Book Day Giveaway goes live on March 4th!
Below are the covers of all the books available...