Year Published: 2000
Illustrator: Unknown
UK Cover Artist: Quentin Blake
Page Count: 95
ISBN: ISBN 0330482432
ISBN-13: ISBN 9780330482431

The Children's Book of Books 2000

The Children's Book of Books 2000 is a paperback featuring short stories and poems issued to celebrate UK World Book Day 2000.

Along with authors Richmal Crompton, Helen Dunmore, Joan Aiken, Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen, Geraldine McCaughrean, Henrietta Branford, and Vivian French; Brian Jacques made a contribution to the book.

Stories are as follows:

  • William’s Birthday by Richmal Crompton (adapted by Martin Jarvis)
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald Dahl
  • Aliens don’t eat bacon sandwiches by Helen Dunmore
  • The Gift Pig by Joan Aiken
  • Into the dark by Henrietta Branford
  • My brother gets letters by Michael Rosen
  • The gulf by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • The boy who walked on water by Vivian French

Promotional copy for the book:

"Hidden talents, alien invasion, magic, humour and bravery are all here in these stories and poems written by some of our best-known and best-loved authors."


Brian Jacques contributed the story Bridgey, which also appears in Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

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