Today is World Book Day: at least in the United Kingdom and Ireland (elsewhere in the world it is on 23 April "for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died").
For the UK/Irish day there are free £1 book tokens (14 million of them) that can be exchanged for one of the special £1 books, or put towards the price of another book. The 8 £1 books include ones by popular authors, such as Jacqueline Wilson. On the official website http://www.worldbookday.com there are "resources, lesson plans and activity sheets about the latest books" (and there are lot of these). World Book Day tweets at https://twitter.com/#!/WorldBookDayUK/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/worldbookday2012
Picture taken by me, in Second Life