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YA Sci-fi Giveaway

Like many of you, I can’t go walk past a bookshop without going inside to have a look.  Often I emerge minutes (or hours) later with books that I don’t have the money for or time to read, but I now have new worlds to explore and friends to make. While walking past a chain bookstore this morning I noticed their sale table had some awesome books on it for a fraction of their normal cost so I grabbed some to give away here on the blog.

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I have 2 sets to give away of:

  • Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Flip by Martyn Bedford

All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below.  Competition closes Friday 10 May (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winners are Lynley and Annie.

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Win a Margaret Mahy DVD Pack

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed two wonderful new DVDs about Margaret Mahy.   Margaret Mahy’s Rumbustifications takes us inside Margaret’s home in Governor’s Bay as she reads 5 of her stories and 11 of her favourite poems to her grandchildren and pets, and A Tall Long Faced Tale is an incredibly interesting and detailed documentary about Margaret Mahy that’s aimed at adults.

Thanks to Production Shed.TV I have a copy of both DVDs to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below.  The competition closes on Wednesday 19 December (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.

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Win a Hobbit Prize Pack

Harper Collins New Zealand have just published a range of wonderful books to tie in with the first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  There are four books, including the Movie Storybook, The World of Hobbits, the Visual Companion and the Official Movie Guide.  You can read all about each of the books here on the blog.

To celebrate the release of these books and the world premier of An Unexpected Journey in Wellington this week, Harper Collins New Zealand have kindly donated some of these wonderful books to give away.  There are 2 different packs and you can enter the draw for either or both of them.  The 2 packs are:

  • Kid – a copy of the Movie Storybook, The World of Hobbits, and the original book by J.R.R Tolkien.
  • Teen/Adult – a copy of the Visual Companion, the Official Movie Guide, and the original book by J.R.R Tolkien.

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.  The winners were Melanie and Lehman.

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Win Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy and Gavin Bishop

Mister Whistler is the wonderful new picture book by Margaret Mahy, with stunning illustrations by Gavin Bishop.  I absolutely love Mister Whistler and it’s my favourite New Zealand picture book of the year (you can read my review here).  Everyone should have this book on their bookshelf!

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.

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Win a signed copy of The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

John Boyne is touring New Zealand this week, including attending the Christchurch Writer’s Festival.  I had the pleasure of interviewing him this morning, and I’ll be posting this soon.  As well as signing my copies of Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, John kindly signed two extra copies of Barnaby Brocket.

If you would like to win one of 2 signed copies of The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket all you have to do is enter your details in the form below.  Competition closes Friday 7 September (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.

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Win Ransomwood by Sherryl Jordan

Ransomwood is the latest book from one of New Zealand’s best writers for children and young adults, Sherryl Jordan.  I loved Ransomwood (you can read my review here) and it’s one of those books I want to shout about.

Thanks to Scholastic NZ I have 2 copies of Ransomwood to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address below.  Competition closes Monday 16 July (NZ only).

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Win a set of Carole Wilkinson’s Dragonkeeper books

Australian author, Carole Wilkinson, has written a great post for My Best Friends Are Books to celebrate the release of Book 4 in the Dragonkeeper series, Blood Brothers.

Thanks to Walker Books Australia I have a full set of the four books in the Dragonkeeper series to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw for the books is leave your name and email address below.  Competition closes Monday 4 June (NZ only).

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Win The Hunger Games: Collector’s Edition

The Hunger Games movie is released in 3 weeks and I, like so many thousands of others, can’t wait to see it.  Until last year, I hadn’t read any of the Hunger Games books, but finally told myself I had to sit down and read them before the movie came out.  After finishing them I couldn’t believe I’d waited so long.

Are you a huge Hunger Games fan who can’t wait for the movie?  Are you one of those people who’ve been waiting patiently in reserve ques at the library to get a copy?  Well have I got a giveaway for you!  The lovely people at Scholastic New Zealand have sent me 2 copies of The Hunger Games: Collector’s Edition to give away to 2 lucky NZ readers.  I’ll also throw in a bonus Adults Hoyts Movie Pass with each book.

To get in the draw all you have to do leave a comment on this post with your name and email address, telling me your favourite Hunger Games read-alike (i.e. which book you’d recommend for someone who liked Hunger Games).  Competition closes Thursday 8 March (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.  The winners are Angela Harden and Stephanie Kaan

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Win a copy of R.J. Palacio’s WONDERful new book

Ever since John Schu (@MrSchuReads) and Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) of the Nerdy Book Club started raving about R.J. Palacio’s Wonder I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and find out what made this book so amazing.  The wait was definitely worth it and I’m loving this wonderful story.

If you haven’t heard about it, here’s the blurb:

WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. The thing is, Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie’s journey through his first year at Beecher Prep.

I have one copy of Wonder to give away.  All you have to do is enter your details in the form below and I’ll randomly pick a winner.  Competition closes Wednesday 29 February, 2012.  Open internationally.

Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winner is Geoff

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