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Clare Balding 'proud' to be £1 World Book Day author

From BBC - September 28, 2017

Broadcaster-turned-author Clare Balding has said she's "very proud" to be one of the writers of the 1 titles for next year's World Book Day.

Balding's novella The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog will be one of 11 books that young readers in the UK and Ireland will be able to claim.

"It's a way to reach children who do not have the access to books we assume they have," the TV presenter said.

Julian Clary and Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain are also writing new books.

Clary's title, The Bolds' Great Adventure, features characters from his popular series about hyenas pretending to be humans.

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story, meanwhile, is described as "a unique combination of storybook and cookbook... for all the family to enjoy".

McFly's Tom Fletcher, children's author Pamela Butchart and sports journalist Gerard Siggins are among the others writing titles aimed at children from pre-school to teenage years.

The list also includes books featuring the Mr Men, the late Michael Bond's much-loved Paddington Bear and Marvel superheroes The Avengers.

World Book Day books 2018

The books can be obtained between 26 February to 25 March 2018 in return for 1 tokens that will be handed out in schools and nurseries.

World Book Day celebrated its 20th birthday in 2017, when more than 1.2 million 1 tokens were redeemed.

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