Who should you dress up as for World Book Day?


  • Dress up as Daisy –  Download the free mask.
  • Dress up as Greg –  Download your free simple instructions  and mask.
  • Dress up as The BFG – Download the delumptious instructions here.
  • Dress up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar – Download the free template.

Quick costume hacks: take a look at five quick and easy character costume ideas on Mumsnet. 

Join us on WORLD BOOK DAY for fun and games on PopJam and Twitter @puffinbooks. 

How to make a MENACE costume!

This Thursday is our favourite day of the year. Yes, you guessed it – it’s World Book Day!

If you’re yet to decide who to dress up as , never fear! This year Dennis the Menace is using all his best tricks and pranks to turn World Book Day into World MENACE Day, and he’s recruiting a team of top menaces to help him out. Here they are to show you how to dress the part.


Click here to download the Book Aid International template and discover Dennis’ most cunning pranks and plots by exchanging your Work Book Day token for his extra-special diary!

Fancy winning the ultimate Dennis the Menace pranking pack? Head over to the World Book Day website for the chance to win.

If you dress up for World Book Day, tweet tweet @puffinbooks 

For more Menacing, make-and-dos, competitions and general word juggling sign up for the monthly Puffin Newsletter, BeakSpeak!

Why can’t you live without books?


We all love a good book – in fact, we Puffins would go so far as to say that we can’t live without them.

logo-james-pattersonThis year, World Book Day has launched an exciting new award that gives you the chance to win books and transform your school library. The first prize is a huge £10,000 worth of books. Just imagine!

All you have to do to enter is tell World Book Day why you can’t live without books. You can enter on your own or team up and enter as a group. Get creative – you could show your love of books in writing, with images, through film… The choice is yours!

It’s all being supported by the brilliant James Patterson, author of House of Robots and the Middle School series. James is one of the biggest selling writers around and a huge supporter of bookshops and reading.

James will help judge the entries, along with Helen Skelton – the wonderful presenter of Puffin Virtually Live! World Book Day Director Kirsten Grant and Natasha Harding from The Sun will also join the judging panel.

The closing date for entries is Friday 30th January. For more information on the award and how to enter, visit www.worldbookday.com/wobod

Good luck!