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World Book Day: Charles Clinkard Community Recommendations

Lockdown has left us all enjoying the finer things in life such as the great outdoors, staying connected with loved ones, and even getting lost in a great book… or 5.

As we celebrate World Book Day this year on March 4, it’ll be slightly different, just as everything else this past year. However, with schools opening again next week, your children may have been challenged with the usual character dress up so they can share the fun virtually with their school friends.

Here at Charles Clinkard, we asked our team members which books they’ve delved into lately, along with their children’s favourites. From classics, to funny characters, with re-boots and trilogies, see which books our community recommends this world book day.

Keep on reading to find out more.

Charles Clinkard Store Supervisor, Charlotte Loveridge’s Recommendation

Recently, Tracy Beaker has had a TV re-boot which follows the 2018 novel My Mum Tracy Beaker from children’s author, Jacqueline Wilson. The original books and series were a huge hit back in the late 90s early 00s and the re-boot has allowed the original Beaker fans to feel all nostalgic, while the younger generation join in on the dumping ground madness. Jaqueline Wilson covers controversial themes within her books and has written over 100 children’s novels, making her a fan favourite with young readers alike. Which Wilson book do you like to read?

One of the most classic trilogies and a fan favourite for all ages, the Harry Potter series has been on a few of our team’s reading lists with some even finishing them all. With classic characters and fun-filled magic, you really do delve into another world when reading these books. Whether you’re re-reading, or starting your kids off early before making them into the super fan that you are, there’s no doubt that these J.K Rowling books will be around for a very long time. 

Customer Service Administrator, Dawn Lester’s Recommendation

Emma Rose’s Recommendation

A classic book which was read to many of us as youngster, The Very Hungry Caterpillar teaches young children to how to count, learn the days of the week, and also the life cycle of a butterfly. With colourful illustrations from Eric Carle, the Hungry Caterpillar has been expanded into touch and feel sensory books, finger puppets, and large board books., it’s also a classic world book day costume having being round forty years.

A mix of romcom and humour, the Cockleberry Bay series from Nicola May sees Rosa Larkin inherit a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village. Her first thought is to sell it but her mysterious benefactor has made it a condition that the shop cannot be sold. Maybe one for the ladies, this book will have you enticed in its characters and always wanting to know what’s next. Combining coming of age, romance, and mystery this series consists of 4 books all together: The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay, The Gift of Cockleberry Bay, and the finale, Christmas in Cockleberry Bay.

Sabina Hendzel’s Recommendation

Witney Store Member, Laura Potts’ Recommendation


Fans of McFly will be familiar with The Dinosaur That Pooped series from band members, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. Colourful, funny, and light-hearted the books see Danny and his pet dinosaur on many adventures. From rainbows, to Christmas, to sound books and follow along CD’s, this book series is sure to keep your little ones entertained with a little bit of laughter. One of our team members daughters was even tasked with dressing up a potato as their favourite book character and she chose Dino, see the picture below. 

The last book written by Terry Pratchett before he passed in 2015, The Shepherd’s Crown is a comic fantasy novel and is the 41st novel in the Discworld series, and the fifth based on the character Tiffany Aching. The book is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power in order to protect their land. The book comes highly recommended by many with 4.5/5-star reviews, a must read if you’re part of the Terry Pratchett fandom.

Branch Operations, Richard Dawson’s Recommendation

So, there’s the Charles Clinkard community recommendations for this years World Book Day. What have you read recently that we need to add to our reading list? Let us know.

Savannah and her potato Dino.

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