World Book Day


World Book Day is Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting enjoyment of books and reading. This year, World Book Day falls on Thursday 7th March, and the festivities will continue throughout the month. 

You can find this year’s 13 World Book Day books in your local Dubray, including Sam Hannigan’s Rockstar Granny by Irish author and illustrator Alan Nolan. The books are free with a World Book Day voucher distributed by schools, or just €1.50 to buy.

We will be celebrating with events with an array of fantastic Irish authors, and with instore competitions, activities and storytime


Dubray World Book Day Events...

 From Monday 4th March

  • Draw your rockstar granny competition 
  • Guess how many sweets in the Jar competition 
  • A Bookworm trail: find all 10

 From Monday 4th March

  • Black out poetry competition for teens 
  • Guess sweets in jar 
  • Anagrams WBD titles for younger readers for month
  • Thursday 7th March: Best World Book Day costume competition
  • Thursday 7th March: Story time from 11am to 5pm - Pop in anytime!


  • Tuesday 5th March Gerard Siggins School Event
  • Thursday 7th March Owen O'Doherty School Event
  • Thursday 7th March Storytime and Activities School Event
  • Thursday 21st March Alan Nolan School Event


Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.35

Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50

Claude Best in Show

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50
A brand new adventure for Alex T. Smith's bestselling, award-winning canine hero, Claude, created especially for World Book Day 2019. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior.

Hubert Horatio A Very Fishy Tale

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50
A deliciously funny tale from Lauren Child - the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola - especially for World Book Day!

Cruella and Cadpig

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50

Sam Hannigan's Rock Star Granny

Paperback, 01/03/2019, €1.50
It's all gone crackers! Animal lover Samantha Hannigan's Nanny Gigg wins tickets to a concert by her favourite band, The Roaming Scones. She invites Sam and her best friend Ajay along. But little do they know that Bruno has zapped Nanny Gigg's new budgie, Sindy, with one of their granddad's crackpot inventions: the ENORMA-GRO 3000!

Ten Little Bookworms

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50
Join ten little bookworms on an amazing reading adventure in this brand-new mini picture book, created especially for World Book Day 2019!

Nought For Ever

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50

The Great Rocket Robbery

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50
Before the first man on the moon . . . there was a mutt on the moon!


Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50
From the award-winning author of Orangeboy, a story of two friends, one missing boy and a secret as precious as gold. Written especially for World Book Day 2019.

Lego Minifigure Mayhem

Paperback, 28/02/2019, €1.50