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.
New Zealand author Juliet Jacka has just released her brand new series all about an inquisitive girl called Frankie Potts. The first two books, Frankie Potts and the Sparkplug Mysteries and Frankie Potts and the Bikini Burglar are out now and are fantastic reads for ages 7-10. They are full of excitement, adventure and fun. Check out my review here on the blog.
Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner is Chris.
Fuzzy Doodle is the stunning new collaboration between the very talented Melinda Szymanik and Donovan Bixley. Fuzzy Doodle will be a favourite with young and old alike and I think everyone needs to own a copy of this wonderful book. You can read my review here on the blog.
Thanks to the lovely people at Scholastic NZ I have a copy of Fuzzy Doodle to give away. All you have to do to get in the draw is email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ‘Fuzzy Doodle,’ along with your name and address.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Craig.
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.