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Posted by Tom, January 28, 2014

Win copies of our February titles!

It’s time for our monthly book giveaway! You can win any of our upcoming February print titles – and here’s how. If you’re a resident of the UK or Ireland, you can win any of next month’s releases simply by subscribing to our Books Newsletter and either tweeting to @NosyCrowBooks or leaving a comment underneath this blogpost, telling us the name you subscribed with and the book you’d like to win. And here’s what’s up for grabs…

We’re publishing Cutie Pie looks for the Easter Bunny! by Jannie Ho – another adorable board book in the Tiny Tabs series. Designed for the smallest of hands, these robust, colourful books will delight little readers again and again. With simple stories, repeated refrains and a host of faces to spot and name, they are the perfect books to engage and entertain the very young.

We’re releasing a board book edition of Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt and Sarah Massini – a joyful celebration of the physical book in all its glory! A simple, reassuring text is brought to life by delightful and nostalgic illustrations of babies and toddlers discovering the new, magical world of books – it’s a triumph. Here’s a look inside:

Toot Goes to Dinosaurland by the incredible duo Catherine and Laurence Anholt is up for grabs – a fantastic story featuring an adorably inquisitive new character – Toot. Toot’s little car has a most unusual feature – a magical sat nav system. So, when he presses the special button, off he zooms on an adventure with his trusty toy puppy for company. And where will he go first? To Dinosaurland, of course! Here’s a look inside the book:

And it’s a bonanza month for paperback picture books, too – we have FOUR fantastic titles out in paperback in February! We’re publishing Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party by Lucy Coats and Chris Mould (which is also being simultaneously published in a STUNNING hardback edition) – a funny, disgusting story with gorgeous artwork that’s perfect for readers who like bogeys and birthdays. The book’s already getting rave reviews – we wrote about a glowing verdict from The Book Sniffer on our blog yesterday. Here’s a look inside:

We’re publishing the first paperback edition of the incredible Open Very Carefully, by Nick Bromley and Nicola O’Byrne – one our most successful hardback titles last year, with a Greenaway nomination to its name already. It’s a lovely book for sharing and discussing how words and pictures work – with a very clever story and stunning use of the physical page. Here’s a look inside:

You can win the first paperback edition of Weasels by Elys Dolan – another Greenaway-nominated picture book that was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. It’s almost impossible to put into words how original and witty this book is: imagine spoof James Bond meets Scaredy Squirrel if you can. It’s packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too. The art is stylish yet accessible and full of details for poring over time and time again – there’s always a new joke to find! Here’s a look inside:

And we’re publishing the first paperback edition of Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler, the fourth wonderful volume in the Pip and Posy series. Full of comfort and gentle humour, these books are perfect for reading to toddlers. Here’s a look inside:

Don’t forget – all of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud reading, giving you a digital audio version of each book, available to stream online.

And there’s also some great new fiction up for grabs!

Next month we’re publishing Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Silky Seal Pup, by Amelia Cobb – the latest instalment in the fantastic Zoe’s Rescue Zoo series. Zoe is very worried because the rescue zoo might have to close down. She MUST find a way to save it or the new baby seal will lose his home. And so will Zoe…

And finally, you can win Space Pirates: Mutiny, by Jim Ladd – the third thrilling Space Pirates book. Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo are still searching for Planet X, where they hope to find Sam’s parents and a whole load of treasure! This time they are joined by a new pirate. Goldstar is flashy and takes them to Pirate Paradise, before making them get rid of poor old Captain Comet. It’s mutiny! But Goldstar is not all that he seems… A fast- paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish!

What would you like to win? You can subscribe to the books newsletter here (if you’ve already subscribed you’re still eligible for this competition) – and every month we’ll write to you with details of our upcoming titles, author events, exclusive interviews, and all of our news. So have a good think about which book you’d like (we can only accept one entry per person), and good luck!

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