Online community Toppsta is partnering with World Book Day (WBD) this year, providing reviews of the £1 titles in the run-up to the day itself on 3rd March.
The site, which allows parents and children to review books for readers aged 0-12, is asking readers to review the 10 World Book Day on the Toppsta Facebook page.
So far, the site has gathered 60 reviews of the World Book Day titles, with 90% of the reviews coming from outside London.
Georgina Atwell, founder of Toppsta said: “We’re delighted to be supporting World Book Day again this year. Our panel of children just loved reading the books and were incredibly excited about getting their hands on them ahead of publication. Reviews are so influential when readers are making their purchasing decisions and genuine reviews from other children are absolutely the best recommendation tool available.”
This year’s World Book Day list of titles comprises of 11 books in five age categories: two plus, five-seven, seven-9, 9+ and YA. In the youngest age group, the titles are Kipper’s Visitor by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children’s Books) and Supertato: Hap-pea Ever After by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books).
The Great Mouse Plot by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (Puffin), the true story of how Dahl tricked the sweetshop owner as a child and an extract from his autobiography Boy, is a title in the five-seven age category, as is Daisy and the Trouble With Jack by Kes Gray & Nick Sharratt (Red Fox). The seven-nine year olds will be able to choose between Welcome to the World of Norm by Jonathan Meres (Orchard) and Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space by Cavan Scott (Egmont).
The options for the nine+ age group will be The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel (HarperCollins) and Harper and the Sea of Secrets by Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson (Scholastic), and for YA readers Spot the Difference, a new story by Juno Dawson (Hot Key), and Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan Children’s Books).