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Posted by Tom, July 30, 2014

Win copies of of our August books!

It’s time for our monthly books giveaway! If you’re a resident of the UK or Ireland, you can win any of our new August books simply by subscribing to our Books Newsletter and sending us an email with the book you’d like to win. Here’s what’s up for grabs…

We’ll be publishing the phenomenal Playbook Castle, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup with truly brilliant paper engineering by Corina Fletcher – an ingenious novelty package comprising a pop-up storybook, which then unfolds and transforms into a 3D playmat, with cut-out cardboard pieces for hours of fun!

You can win Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Safari – the fantastic follow-up to last year’s Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm. With its sturdy, split pages and spiral binding, 121 possible combinations, silly names and animal noises to make you giggle, this hilarious rhyming flip-flap book in a fun format is perfect for pre-schoolers. Little readers will adore flipping Axel Scheffler’s animals again and again to see what crazy creatures they can create – and to find out what strange noises they make too!

Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne is up for grabs – the brilliant new picture book from the illustrator of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning Open Very Carefully. Rabbit is bored, but luckily Wolf has the perfect solution. “Why not write a story?” he suggests. “I am a librarian, you know.” And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create an exciting story. Rabbit is DESPERATE to know what happens, when it suddenly becomes clear that Wolf is very, very hungry… Here’s a look inside the book:

You could win My School Musical and other Punishments, the third HILARIOUS novel by Catherine Wilkins, author of My Best Friend and other Enemies and My Brilliant Life and other Disasters. When Jessica gets roped into the school play she finds herself strangely allied with arch-enemy Amelia when her best friend Natalie becomes crazed with stardom. Meanwhile, Jessica’s dad is concerned at plans to build a new road through nearby parkland and is now living up a tree. So far, so normal! Here’s a look inside:

And finally, you could win The Palomino Pony Rides Out by Olivia Tuffin, the second volume in this fantastic new series that’s absolutely PERFECT for pony-mad 9+ year olds – an exciting sequence of soon-to-be-classic pony books, shot through with action, adventure, and a genuine love of horses. Here’s a look inside:

To win any of these books, all you have to do is subscribe to our books newsletter (if you’ve already subscribed you’re still eligible for this competition) and send an email to [email protected] with “Newsletter competition” in the subject heading and the title of the book you’d like to win in the body of your email. So have a good think about which book you’d like to win (we can only accept one entry per person), and good luck – we’ll pick the winners at random next week.

Have you heard about our upcoming children’s publishing conference? Early Bird tickets are available now.