The fifth instalment in Anh Do’s action-packed Wolf Girl series is out now. I love this series because it has hooked so many of the kids at my school on reading. One of my Year 3/4 teachers was looking for a great read aloud to hook her whole class last year, and I recommended the first Wolf Girl book. They couldn’t get enough of these books, so they ended up reading the other 3 books in the series throughout the year. Those kids still talk about Wolf Girl and they are going to be lining up to read the fifth book, Across the Sea.
In Across the Sea Gwen, Rupert and the dogs strike out across treacherous ice and freezing oceans. If they are to have any hope of survival, they must stowaway on a ship full of enemy soldiers. But sometimes help comes in unexpected forms. Someone new will join the pack … but who will leave? Deep in the frozen tundra, the danger is heating up! Also, look out for the bonus Wolf Girl story at the end of the book.
Thanks to Allen and Unwin I have a complete set of Wolf Girl 1-5 to give away.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Jackie Rassell.
Belinda O’Keefe’s latest book, Partners in Slime, is a spectacular story filled with schemes, sibling rivalry, slime and silliness. It’s a story that is entertaining from beginning to end and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. Read my review of Partners in Slime here.
This competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Remy Lai’s new book is the most adorable kid’s graphic novel you’ll read this year. You can read my review here on the blog.
Thanks to Remy’s wonderful publishers, Allen and Unwin, I have 2 copies of Pawcasso to give away.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Kay and Laura. Your book will be with you soon.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection is the 10th book in Derek Landy’s epic series featuring the wise-cracking skeleton detective. The Skulduggery series is one of the few series that I have stuck with all the way through so I’m really excited to see where Derek takes the series next.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Helen Muxlow.
I’m super excited for the release of the sixth book in Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series! It’s called The Cat Stole My Pants and here is the blurb:
Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave – if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn’t take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave’s nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy’s life and, as if things couldn’t get more hectic, Timmy’s pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Walker Books Australia I have a Timmy Failure prize pack to give away. The pack includes a copy of each of the 6 books in the series and a pair of Timmy Failure sunglasses.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Noah.
The Cat Stole My Pants by Stephan Pastis is released in Australia and NZ on 27 April.
Such Stuff is the new book from Michael Morpurgo that delves in to the inspirations for his stories. It is a truly wonderful book and you can read my review here on the blog.
Thanks to Walker Books Australia I have 3 copies to give away. All you have to do to get in the draw is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Such Stuff,’ along with your name and address.
Competition closes Thursday 8 December (NZ only).
I’m a huge fan of Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series so I am super excited to announce this giveaway!
Thanks to the awesome people at Walker Books Australia I have 3 Timmy Failure prize packs to give away. Each pack contains a copy of the latest Timmy Failure book, The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, a bookmark, a Timmy Failure lanyard and a pair of Timmy Failure sunglasses.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Wendy, Lynley and Katrina.
It’s been a bit quiet on My Best Friends Are Book lately as I’ve been settling in to my new role as a school librarian. I’m catching up on books I’ve missed and I’ll try and post lots over the school holidays. Anyway, here is an exciting new competition for you!
I got to attend the IBBY Congress in Auckland last month and one of the authors that I met was graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier. Raina is the creator of such awesome graphic novels as Smile, Sisters and Drama, and she has also adapted some of The Babysitters Club stories into graphic novels. While at IBBY I got a copy of Smile signed (and doodled in) by Raina to give away on the blog.
All you have to do to enter is email email@example.com with the subject ‘Smile,’ along with your name and address. I will draw a winner at random. Competition closes Friday 30 September (NZ only).
Coding is one of those things that many kids, especially boys, are getting right into. Although I run this blog I know very little about the technical stuff behind it. I just don’t think my brain is wired that way. There are some great new books being written about the ins and outs of coding, including Get Coding, written Young Rewired State, a world-wide community of digital-makers aged 18 years and under.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Margaret.
The school holidays are here and there is nothing better to pass the time than curl up with a good book. It might be cold and wet outside but you can open a book and journey to somewhere warmer and make new friends along the way.
You can get your hands on a FREE book to enjoy in the school holidays. The catch is you don’t know what you’re going to get! I’m giving away some mystery kids and YA books, you just have to let me know whether you want kids or YA.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Kerry, Jessie, Lynley, Di, Jeanna, Debbie and Stacey. Enjoy your mystery reads.