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Winners of our There’s a Mouse in My House competition!

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our There’s a Mouse in My House competition, run in partnership with the Reading Agency. We challenged young readers to design a new jumper for Mouse and were blown away by the hundreds of colourful and cosy creations that were sent in.

Choosing the winners was so difficult, as judge Ross Collins, author and illustrator of There’s a Mouse in My House, found out! We are delighted to share with you the winning entries in a gallery of jazzy jumpers. The winners will each receive a signed set of books by Ross Collins. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition – we were amazed by all your amazing efforts and talent!

There’s a Mouse In My House, the sequel to the award-winning There’s a Bear On My Chair, is out now – you can pick up a copy from Waterstones here, here, or Amazon here.

Take a look inside How to Be Me

This April we’re thrilled to be publishing How to Be Me – a moving story about family, friendship and self-discovery, from Cath Howe, the author of the highly acclaimed Ella On the Outside.

And today we’re sharing an exclusive first look inside the book!

Lucas is all alone.

Since his mum died, Lucas and his dad don’t seem to understand each other at all. And Lucas is dreading the summer drama club that his dad has signed him up for. But the people Lucas meets at the club force him to open up and start talking. Can his new-found friends teach Lucas how to be himself?

Read the first few chapters below:

How to Be Me will be in bookshops and online on April 1st – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, here, or Amazon here.

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TrooFriend Competition Winners!

Today we’re excited to announce the winner of our TrooFriend competition to design a futuristic invention! To celebrate the publication of TrooFriend by Kirsty Applebaum – a captivating story about friendship, identity and artificial intelligence – we invited readers of The Week Junior to think big and come up with an idea for an invention for the future that could help people in their everyday lives.

We received hundreds of great entries, from robotic wardrobes to rubbish eaters and medical robots to keep children company in hospital. Kirsty Applebaum faced a tough decision, but we are thrilled to announce that she has selected 9-year-old Alessia as the winner, for her invention of a Solar Powered Micro Fibre Caterpillar!

Kirsty said: “This ocean-cleaning robot caterpillar is brilliant. It addresses a huge real-life problem – the presence of plastic microfibres in our seas – so it’s an invention that would potentially benefit everyone on the planet. It’s also a stylish, appealing and memorable design so people would enjoy using it. Well done Alessia!”

You can see her entry below:


We are also delighted to announce two runners up. First of all, 11-year-old Ezra, for his invention of the E-Chef!

Kirsty said: “The E-Chef looks great, performs lots of useful kitchen tasks and would add so much fun to making dinner. I particularly like the way Ezra has used reviews and advertising phrases, such as ‘so useful in the kitchen’, ‘made life so much easier’ and ‘as seen on Master Chef’. Fantastic, Ezra!”

You can see his entry here:

And our second runner up, 10-year-old Archie, for his invention of the Good Rubbish Collector!

Kirsty said: “The Good Rubbish Collector solves a real-life problem with a clear, simple solution. Years ago, empty bottles could be returned to shops for a small amount of money. Archie has updated this idea with an invention more suitable for today’s world in which many people use bank cards instead of cash. This could be really useful in cleaning up our streets. Thank you, Archie!”

You can see his entry here:

Alessia will receive a signed copy of TrooFriend, along with a Wonder Workshop Dash Robot. Ezra and Archie will both be receiving a signed copy of TrooFriend.

Thank you to all of the children who sent in their inventions. We were delighted to receive so many entries and it was great to see everyone’s creativity!