Sunday 25 September 2016

Authors pen books for children available for free on World Book Day

Published 02/03/2016 | 12:21

Author Brian Gallagher reading his book One Good Turn (a story of 1916) to (l to r) Amber Brady, Ollie O'Brien, Conor Murphy and Tyrese Hans (all 12 years old) from Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School, Lucan. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
Author Brian Gallagher reading his book One Good Turn (a story of 1916) to (l to r) Amber Brady, Ollie O'Brien, Conor Murphy and Tyrese Hans (all 12 years old) from Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School, Lucan. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Several authors have penned books for children which will be available for free in exchange for tokens on World Book Day.

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The world's biggest annual celebration of books and reading takes place on Thursday 3 March.

All school children are eligible to receive a €1.50 World Book Day token which can be exchanged for one of eleven specially published World Book Day €1.50 Books.

Alternatively it is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing €2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club.

The World Book Day Token is valid from 29th February to 27th March 2016.

This year acclaimed Irish author Brian Gallagher has written a book called One Good Turn (a story of 1916), which can be purchased with the voicher.

Or children can choose another of the specially written titles available from their local bookshop.

Brian Gallagher will be reading at Dubray, Grafton St, from10.45am on Thursday.

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