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Pushkin’s picks for World Book Day

Posted 5th March 2020

Happy World Book Day everyone! The theme this year is Share A Million Stories, and the Pushkin team are getting into the spirit by dressing up as our favourite book characters.  Head over to our social media to see what our authors chose, and why not share your picks with us too?

Daniel, Commissioning Editor

My mum taught me to read with the Tintin books so they have a special place in my heart. I’d have to be Captain Haddock, wearing a lovely blue rollneck, smoking a pipe, drinking whisky and swearing colourfully all day long.

Elise, Digital Marketing Executive

When I was 9, I listened to the audiobook of Jacqueline Wilson’s Candyfloss every single night for a solid year. So my World Book Day choice has to be Floss with her mad blonde hair, bright pink outfits and 24/7 access to the cakes in her dad’s café!

Sarah, Children’s Editor-at-Large

One of my all time favourite books for young readers is Holes by Louis Sachar. The characters in it are just the best and most believable people who as a group have a fabulous dynamic. I would dress up as a Camp Green Lake boy.  I suspect quite easy in a boiler suit…

India, Managing Editor

Every child (and adult) deserves the right to make a major rumpus in a wolf onesie and for this reason, for World Book Day, I will be dressing as Max from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Laura, Deputy Publisher

My dad first read the Moomin books by Tove Jansson with me, and I was completely enchanted by the entire world. But although I adored Moomintroll, I would choose to be fierce and feisty Little My every time.

Now you’ve heard our favourites, why not head to Twitter and tell us yours? Or if you want to pick up a Pushkin for World Book Day, check out our children’s list here.