Play our World Book Day quiz!

Challenge little readers with these 50 questions about the best children's books

Play our World Book Day quiz!
by Natalie Keeler

This World Book Day quiz is perfect for the whole family to play. We've included 50 questions (and answers) about some of our favourite bedtime reads, including Dear ZooDinosaur Roar!Barbara Throws a Wobbler and many, many more! This quiz is the perfect way to remember favourite books and discover new ones. What character will your child dress up as this year?

When is World Book Day?

The next World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday 2nd March 2023. Head to the World Book Day website to discover learning resources, events and lots more.

For more trivia fun, don't miss our children's TV quiz and these football quiz questions too.

World Book Day quiz

We've divided the quiz into five fun rounds. Scroll down for...

  1. Picture Book Quiz
  2. Children's Book Covers Picture Quiz
  3. Classic Children's Book Quiz
  4. Who Am I? Character Quiz
  5. Fairytale Quiz

1. Picture book quiz

No doubt your child has read some of these over and over again – now it's time to see how much they were paying attention. Parents, teachers, and caregivers, don't forget to play along too. Good luck!

1 In Look Up! what is Rocket excited to see in the sky that night?

- A meteor shower

- The moon

- A rocket ship

2 What kind of dinosaur is Dinosaur Roar?

- Tyrannosaurus Rex

- Diplodocus

- Stegosaurus

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3 What's Lola's imaginary friend called in the Charlie and Lola books?

- Sizzles

- Marv

- Soren Lorensen

4 In Dear Zoo, which animal is sent back because it's too jumpy?

- A lion

- A frog

- An elephant

5 Can you remember the name of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark?

- Splodge

- Plop

- Cheepy

6 In Barbara Throws a Wobbler, what does Barbara do to make her wobbler go away?

- She squishes it down until the wobbler pops

- She eats it

- She throws it in the bin

7 Daisy's mum says 'Eat Your Peas!' but Daisy won't, not until her mum eats her...

- Cabbage

- Brussels sprouts

- Cauliflower

8 Which animal does Max dress up as at the beginning of Where The Wild Things Are?

- A wolf

- A lion

- An elephant

9 Who says 'Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'?

- The pigeon's mum

- The bus driver

- The policeman

10 In The Day The Crayons Quit, why is purple crayon about to 'COMPLETELY LOSE IT'?

- Duncan uses him too much and he's very tired

- Duncan never colours inside the lines

- Yellow crayon is being a 'big whiner'

11 The Little Princess learns some manners in I Want My Dinner! but who else does she teach to say 'please' and 'thank you'?

- The Beastie

- The Gruffalo

- The Cat in the Hat

12 Mrs Large just wants Five Minutes' Peace away from her children. So, what does she do?

- She hides in the shed

- She goes for a walk

- She runs herself a hot bath

13 There's Room on the Broom for the witch, the frog, the cat... and who else?

- The dragon

- The dog

- The snail

14 Who is the baddie in Supertato?

- Crooked Carrot

- Naughty Broccoli

- Evil Pea

15 What do Danny and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet accidentally leave behind when they go into space?

- Their lunch

- Their camera

- Their water bottle

16 Can you remember what happens when Biff the dog performs at the Royal Ballet in Dogs Don't Do Ballet?

- The audience boos him

- He gets stage fright and runs away

- Everybody cheers

2. Children's book covers picture quiz

Now, let's see whether you can recognise the book covers below. Look carefully – some are trickier than others...

Can you name the book in picture 1?

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tell us the name of the book in picture 2...

Guess How Much I Love You

What about the book in picture 3?

The Gruffalo

What's the book in picture 4 called?

Mog in the Garden

Do you know the name of the book in picture 5?

The Gruffalo's Child 

How about picture 6?

Bluey Goodnight Fruit Bat

And finally, tell us the name of this book in picture 7.

That's Not My Monkey

You can find these children's books – plus other brilliant stories and activity books – on the Giggly shop.

3. Classic children's books quiz

You're doing brilliantly so far! Now we're going to ask you a few questions about some classic children's books. Grownups, you might even remember a few of these from your own childhood...

1 Which creature does The Very Hungry Caterpillar transform into at the end of the story?

- A butterfly

- A ladybird

- A worm

2 Can you remember the colour of Peter Rabbit's jacket?

- Yellow

- Green

- Blue

3 Why is Elmer the elephant different from all the other elephants?

- Because he's multi-coloured

- Because he is very small

- Because he doesn't have a trunk

4 In Each Peach Pear Plum, who does Bo–Peep spy on the hill?

- Jack and Jill

- Cinderella

- Three Bears

5 What unusual sound do the trees in The Enchanted Wood make?

- Eeek-eeek-eeek!

- Shhh-shhh-shhh!

- Wisha-wisha-wisha!

6 What are the first words Charlotte the spider weaves into her web?

- Some pig

- What a pig

- Wilbur the pig

7 What is Mrs Pepperpot's secret?

- She can make pepperpots disappear

- She can turn pepper into salt

- She can shrink to the size of a pepperpot

8 What do the big skeleton, the little skeleton and the dog skeleton find when they go to the zoo in Funnybones?

- The zookeeper

- The skeleton animals

- Nobody, everyone is asleep!

9 The Cat in the Hat performs tricks for Sally and her brother while their mother is out of the house. But who thinks he should leave?

- The dog

- The fish

- Sally's brother

10 What mysterious creature did Bernard find in the garden in Not Now, Bernard?

- A dragon

- A mermaid

- A monster

4. Who am I? Children's book quiz

In this round, we want you to follow the clues and identify these famous book characters. Ready, set, go!

1 I own a factory that creates delicious treats. When five lucky children find my golden tickets, I invite them to visit me. Who am I?

- The BFG

- Willy Wonka

- Fantastic Mr Fox

2 I live in the Hundred Acre Wood, and my best friend is a hungry bear. When I get scared, you'll hear me say: 'Oh d–d–dear!' Who am I?

- Piglet

- Eeyore

- Rabbit

3 I'm a young girl who's very clever, and I have a special power that means I can move objects with my mind. Who am I?

- Pippi Longstocking

- Wendy

- Matilda

4 I go to a magical school, and my best friends are Ron and Hermione. On my 11th birthday, I discover I'm a wizard. Who am I?

- Stuart Little

- Harry Potter

- Charlie Bucket

5 I was born in darkest Peru, and I wear an old hat and a duffel coat. My favourite things to eat are marmalade sandwiches. Who am I?

- Paddington Bear

- Spot the Dog

- Stick Man

6 We are a nasty couple who live in a house without any windows. We're trying to create the first upside–down monkey circus. Who are we?

- Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge

- The Witches

- The Twits

7 I'm a very grumpy creature who loves to eat. I tend to run away when my friend, Mira tries to ride me. Who am I?

- Dave, The Naughtiest Unicorn

- Black Beauty

- The Tiger Who Came to Tea

8 I'm a yellow puppy with a brown spot on each side of my body. I'm very curious and like learning new things. Who am I?

- Hairy Maclary

- Spot the Dog

- Clifford the Big Red Dog

9 I deliver letters and parcels to the villagers of Greendale. I work with Mrs Goggins and I have a cat called Jess. Who am I?

- The Jolly Postman

- Peter Pan

- Postman Pat

10 I'm a young witch who attends Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but I'm clumsy and often get into trouble. Who am I?

- Matilda

- Hermione Granger

- Mildred Hubble

5. Fairytale quiz

We've almost reached the end of the quiz! In this final round, we want you to finish these famous lines from fairytales. Off you go...

1 Magic mirror, on the wall...

- Who is ugliest of them all?

- Who is silliest of them all?

- Who is fairest of them all?

2 You shall go to the...

- Ball

- Shops

- Toilet

3 I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll...

- Eat you up!

- Go down the chimney!

- Blow your house down!

4 Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden...

- Hair

- Necklace

- Dress

5 Grandmother, what big eyes you have!

- All the better to hear you with

- All the better to eat you with

- All the better to see you with

6 Run, run, fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm...

- The Doughnut

- The Gingerbread Man

- The Pancake


Round 1 – Picture Book Quiz

1. A meteor shower

2. Tyrannosaurus Rex

3. Soren Lorensen

4. A frog

5. Plop

6. She squishes it down until the wobbler pops

7. Brussels sprouts

8. A wolf

9. The bus driver

10. Duncan never colours inside the lines

11. The Beastie

12. She runs herself a hot bath

13. The dog

14. Evil Pea

15. Their lunch

16. Everybody cheers

Round 2 – Children's Book Covers Picture Quiz

Picture 1. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Picture 2. Guess How Much I Love You

Picture 3. The Gruffalo

Picture 4. Mog in the Garden

Picture 5. The Gruffalo's Child

Picture 6. Goodnight Fruit Bat

Picture 7. That's Not My Monkey

Round 3 – Classic Children's Book Quiz

1. A butterfly

2. Blue

3. Because he's multi-coloured

4. Jack and Jill

5. Wisha-wisha-wisha!

6. Some pig

7. She can shrink to the size of a pepperpot

8. The skeleton animals

9. The fish

10. A monster

Round 4 – Who Am I? Character quiz

1. Willy Wonka

2. Piglet

3. Matilda

4. Harry Potter

5. Paddington Bear

6. The Twits

7. Dave, The Naughtiest Unicorn

8. Spot the Dog

9. Postman Pat

10. Mildred Hubble

Round 5 – Fairytale Quiz

1. Who is fairest of them all?

2. Ball

3. Blow your house down!

4. Hair

5. All the better to see you with

6. The Gingerbread Man

Image from Getty / World Book Day.

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Get your little one to play the role of Question Master so they can practise their reading and communication skills. Don't forget to explore our range of children's books on the Giggly shop too!