McDonald’s is giving away ‘free’ books with Happy Meals – The Sun

MCDONALD'S is adding book tokens to its Happy Meals from today, giving hungry diners the chance to nab a free book.

Maccies fans can swap the token for a free book from a selection of 12, which are suitable for children and families.

These have been written by authors including Anthony Horowitz, Onjali Q. Raúf, Matt Haig and Beth Reekles – check out the full list in the box below.

If you aren't keen to read any of those, you can use the token to get £1 off a book or audiobook costing at least £2.99 at participating retailers.

To get the free and discounted books, you'll need to buy a Happy Meal box at McDonald's between February 5 and March 17.

Then take the token into your local participating bookshop or supermarket between February 27 and March 29.

You can find your nearest one by searching for your postcode on the Booksellers Association's website.

List of free books up for grabs

BELOW are the 12 books you can nab for free by buying a Happy Meal box.

  • Bing, adapted specially for TV from the original books by Ted Dewan
  • Supertato: Books Are Rubbish!, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
  • Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang, by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey
  • Evie in the Jungle, by Matt Haig
  • The Day We Met the Queen, by Onjali Q. Rauf
  • Kid Normal and the Loudest Library, by Chris Smith and Greg James
  • The Case of the Drowned Pearl, by Robin Stevens
  • Alex Rider Undercover: The Classified Files, by Anthony Horowitz
  • My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff, by Matthew Syed
  • Split, by Muhammad Khan
  • The Kissing Booth – Road Trip!, by Beth Reekles

A Happy Meal box generally cost £2.79, although prices can vary between branches as McDonald's is a franchise.

The offer has been released in partnership with charity World Book Day, which has distributed over 300million tokens to children across the UK and Ireland.

Gareth Helm of McDonald’s said: "We are incredibly proud of our Happy Readers scheme, with over 90million books given away to families across the UK and Ireland since 2013.

"Our partnership with World Book Day is yet another way in which we are making it easier for families to enjoy reading together.

"We hope the distribution of World Book Day tokens on our Happy Meal boxes will encourage even more families to share a story and celebrate the magic of reading together."

McDonald's has around 1,200 branches across the UK. You can find your nearest one by using its restaurant locator tool.

For Christmas, McDonald's gave away 500,000 free children's books.

Last year, it also trialled letting customers swap plastic toys in its Happy Meals for fruit bags or books.

McDonald’s Happy Meals now have less calories than some kids’ options at Pret, Pizza Express and Leon.

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