World Book Day: Captivate Little Readers with these Must-Have Books

Today is World Book Day, an event that celebrates and promotes reading for pleasure, all year round. Now in its 25th year, World Book Day ensures that more children than ever can have the opportunity to discover a love for reading. This year, we've teamed up with Nosy Crow to bring you some of our favourite titles, perfect for encouraging your little one to get reading.

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LISTEN TO THE MUSIC BY MOZART

Push the buttons in this delightful Listen to the Music by Mozart Book, and hear beautiful classical music from the Austrian composer play. Aimed at babies and toddlers, this interactive board book has a button on every spread, which plays one of six different exceptional quality sound effects. Children of every age will be captivated as they bring the artwork to life with six amazing real-life sounds.

100 FIRST WORDS

This bright and colourful large-format book is a great way to introduce your toddler to their first 100 words. With flaps to lift on every page, children will love discovering what's hiding underneath.

SING ALONG WITH ME! ROW ROW YOUR BOAT

There's a reason why this classic nursery rhyme never grows old - simple, fun and easy to learn, little ones will love to discover the rhyme in this beautiful book. The book also features sliders, and both instrumental and vocal versions of the nursery rhyme - just scan the QR code to listen and sing along.

WHERE'S MR LION?

Join your little one as they explore the pages looking for Mr Lion. The five beautifully illustrated spreads show a selection of friendly savannah animals hiding behind a colourful felt flap - kids will love to lift each one to reveal the character hiding behind.

PEEKABOO APPLE BOOK

Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers. With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread this beautiful book is packed full of fun. From Camilla Reid and Ingela P Arrhenius, the award-winning team behind the bestselling Felt Flaps Where's Mr? series, the Peekaboo Apple Book is sure to be a hit! Connecting with faces and playing peekaboo is one of the first games that babies play, so you can be sure the very youngest of children will love this cute garden-themed book - and want to read it again and again.

WHEN YOU'RE FAST ASLEEP - WHO WORKS AT NIGHT TIME?

There are all kinds of people that work during the night-time, from bakers to doctors, train drivers to road workers, and out at sea or in an art gallery. Peek inside the oven at the bakery, find out if the fishing boats have caught any fish and open the doors into a busy hospital. Learn more about the world at night with this fun lift-the-flap book that's packed with details to spot and perfect for sharing at bedtime. With a rhyming, read-aloud text from Peter Arrhenius and bold, friendly artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, the award-winning illustrator of the bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series.

NATIONAL TRUST: BIG OUTDOORS FOR LITTLE EXPLORERS: SEASIDE

Explore the big outdoors in these action-packed animal board books with sliders on every page. Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this brand new series of board books will inspire a love of nature in even the littlest of animal lovers. With vibrant artwork printed on white board, robust easy-to-use mechanisms for tiny hands and a rhyming text with friendly animal facts, these are the perfect books to captivate curious little explorers time and time again.

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