Great stories for young readers
Celebrating International Children’s Book Day 2018

Each year, International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on or around the birthday of celebrated author Hans Christian Andersen (2 April), to inspire a love of reading and great stories by bringing children and books together around the world.

We spoke to the experts about their current favourites from the world of children’s books – Lois Hopkins, Children’s Book Buyer at Jarrold in Norwich, and Louisa Theobald, Children’s Bookseller at Waterstones.

For 3-year-olds:

<p><strong>The Pirates of Scurvy Sands by Jonny Duddle</strong></p>
<p>When Matilda takes a holiday from Dull-on-Sea with the Jolley-Rogers, the other pirates are not impressed. Can she prove herself to the pirates and discover the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands?</p>
<p>Another funny rhyming adventure and sequel to The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle with his brilliant animation-style illustrations.</p>
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