Derek Landy’s sequel to Demon Road, Desolation, is out now. It’s a darker, bloodier, more violent follow-up. You can read my review here on the blog.
Thanks to HarperCollins NZ I have a copy of Desolation to give away.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Christine.
The latest Geek Girl book by Holly Smale, Head Over Heels, has just been released and I have a very special prize to celebrate.
Thanks to the awesome people at HarperCollins NZ I have a signed hardback copy of Geek Girl: Head Over Heels to give away!
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Fiona.
Kate DiCamillo’s new book, Raymie Nightingale, is an up-lifting, soul-expanding story. It’s a story of an unexpected, life-changing friendship, packed with unforgettable characters. I’m a huge Kate DiCamillo fan and I loved this book. You can read my review here on the blog.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are William, Leanne and Tami.
Cecelia Ahern has just released her debut YA novel, Flawed. It is a tense, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat read and I absolutely loved it! You can read my review of Flawed here on the blog.
Thanks to the lovely people at HarperCollins NZ I have a copy of Flawed to give away. All you have to do to get in the draw is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Flawed,’ along with your name and address.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Jeanna.
The super nice people at Walker Books Australia sent me an advance copy of Kate DiCamillo’s wonderful new book Raymie Nightingale. I’ve just finished it and can’t wait to shout about it.
I want to share the love so here’s your chance to read Raymie Nightingale before its published. All you have to do is email email@example.com with the subject ‘Pick me’ along with your name and address.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Sandra. There will be another chance to win Raymie Nightingale soon.
Magrit by Lee Battersby is one of my recent favourite books. It is a wonderfully crafted story that is magical, unusual, strange and captivating. It stands out both for the incredible story and the beauty of the book itself. You can read my review right here on the blog.
Thanks to Walker Books Australia you have the chance to get your hands on 1 of 5 copies of Magrit.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Kaeli, Katrina, Lynley, Wendy and Jeanna.
Olive of Groves by Katrina Nannestad and illustrated by Lucia Masciullo is an enchanting, entertaining and incredibly funny book, packed with imagination. It is one of my favourite books of 2015 and you can find out why in my review here on the blog.
Thanks to HarperCollins NZ I have a copy of Olive of Groves to give away.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Ange.
To celebrate New Zealand Book Week I have two prize packs of NZ books for kids and teens to give away.
Picture Books Prize Pack
Young Adult Prize Pack
I have a Picture Books Prize Pack and a Young Adult Prize Pack to give away. To get in the draw for these prizes all you have to do is leave a comment (along with your name and email address) on this post telling me ‘What is your favourite NZ book for kids or teens?’ In your comment also let me know which prize pack you would like to win (the picture books, YA books or both).
Competition closes Sunday 1 November (NZ only).
I’m very pleased to announce that the winner of the Draw Simon competition is Frances. Frances drew Simon doing 3 naughty things and I was super impressed. Frances wins a pack of Simon the rabbit books, courtesy of the wonderful publisher of Stephanie’s books, Gecko Press. Check out Frances’s drawing:
Simon 1 – Simon thinks it will be fun to pour cold water on a sleeping Mummy rabbit.
Simon 2 – Simon thinks it would be interesting to see what happens when he puts flowers in the car’s petrol tank. The result; car gets towed (based on real life events!)
Simon 3 – Simon cranks up the volume, the adults aren’t impressed!
Congratulations Frances and enjoy your prize!
Shaun Tan’s new book, The Singing Bones is a truly breath-taking book! To hold this book in your hands is like holding a portable art exhibition. You can read my review and see some sample pages right here on the blog.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Melinda.