World Book Day with Penguin, Puffin and Ladybird Books!

Throughout the month of February LittleBird will be celebrating World Book Day with fun facts, free gifts and competition giveaways.

Our friends at PenguinPuffin and Ladybird have given us three fabulous books to give away this week – Pirate Pete’s Potty and Princess Polly’s Potty, How I Now Live by Meg Rosoff and Wimpy Kid Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney and have compiled a wonderful selection of fun facts and Did You Know..? about the books, their characters and their authors.

Share, enjoy and have fun!


Pirate Pete’s Potty and Princess Polly’s Potty

  • Best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly’s Potty books have sold over 200,000 copies combined so far!
  • Chris Evans once gave Pirate Pete’s Potty a rave review on his BBC Radio 2 show, giving it a big thumbs up for helping  potty train his son.
  • For further helpful hints and tips on potty training your child visit


How I Live Now 

  • How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff’s debut novel, first published in 2004
  • In 2013, it was made into a film starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin MacDonald
  • Meg hasn’t reread How I Live Now since it came out
  • Meg won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2004 for her second novel Just in Case


Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third Wheel

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid was originally written for adults (not kids)!
  • There have been 3 blockbusting Diary of a Wimpy Kid films
  • Wimpy Kid books have been sold in 44 countries in 42 languages!
  • Jeff Kinney has been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world.
  • In 2013 Blue Peter viewers voted Diary of a Wimpy Kid as book of the decade, beating Harry Potter!
  • Play ‘Wimp Wars’ and laugh out loud online at

Thanks again to Penguin, Puffin and Ladybird and don’t forget World Book Day on Thursday 6th March.


Fancy winning all four of these fabulous books? Pop over to our Twitter page and retweet our Competition tweet to enter!



Did you know every school-age child in the UK and Ireland (& registered nurseries/pre-schools) will get a £1 book token to swap for one of our specially-published £1 books (so it’s effectively a free book!) or use to get £1 off any full priced book or audio books. The tokens are valid for a limited time only – 3rd March–30th March 2014.

You can find some information about the £1 books here

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