To celebrate national Read a Book Day, we have a bundle of six amazing books to give away. We have story books, an anthology, award-winning books, beautiful illustrations and books by the famous. Entry details are below!
Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon by Jen Campbell (hardback)
Be More Bernard by Simon Philip & Kate Hindley
How to Find Egyptian Treasure by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves
Story Time by Georgie Adams (hardback)
Lightning Girl Super Power Showdown by Alesha Dixon
Mr Dog and a Hedge Called Hog by Ben Fogle
To enter, head to our Instagram page, follow us, like the post and tell us which is your favourite book in the bundle.
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To celebrate Kids Week, we have the chance for you to win four tickets to see A Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
Win tickets to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery for your family!
Kids Week is back this summer and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to win four tickets to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, the Olivier Award-nominated West End comedy about one enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard.
Full of twists on genre tropes, and packed with daring set-pieces, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a hilarious showcase of slick theatrical inventiveness and hilarious, quip-filled word play.
This is one of the many fantastic London shows taking part in Kids Week, Official London Theatre’s yearly promotion offering a free ticket to a child (aged 16 or under) when accompanied by a full paying adult, plus up to two extra children’s tickets at half price. Tickets are on sale now for performances from 1 – 31 August. Head to OfficialLondonTheatre.com now for more information.
T&Cs: any performance Sun-Thurs. Tickets must be redeemed by 29th September
To win tickets follow the instructions on our clever little widget.
Win a copy of The Book of You from Colour Chronicles. Part of our We Love giveaway.
Book of Memories
This is a beautiful book for children and their grown up to record all the wonderful moments and memories from age one through to sixteen. It contains a series of fun questions to be filled out every year which promote delightful answers, building into a lasting memento to be treasured for years to come. There’s a choice of six colours, so plenty for everyone.
The perfect way to follow on from your baby book
The Book of You gives you a place to note down everything from your child’s favourite colour, to the naughtiest thing they’ve done all year (and whether they got caught!). Record these details each year up to the age of sixteen, and create a wonderful memento of their childhood to treasure for years to come.
Win a Who Did This Poo memory game. Part of our We Love giveaway.
Did you know that wombats poo in cubes? Which animal does sparkly poo? In this fun and slightly irreverent game kids can match 27 animals to their droppings while satisfying their endless fascination for poo. Also comes with a booklet full of fun poo facts!
Claudia Boldt is German-born and LA-based. She is the author/illustrator of Outfoxed, and the illustrator of Animals at Home and Story Box: Create Your Own Animal Adventures. She is the recipient of a Booktrust Best New Illustrator award. Her favourite animals to draw are sausage dogs.
Writer Aidan Onn was born in the UK but grew up in Hong Kong. After returning to the UK to study design and film production, he settled in London. www.laurenceking.com
Win a Hibou Home Flora bed set. Part of our We Love giveaway.
The new Flora bed linen from Hibou Home is made from beautifully soft 100% organic cotton for a perfect night’s sleep. All our bed linen is also OEKO Tex certified so you can be sure no nasty chemicals have been used during manufacturing, making it safe for your children’s skin and kind to the planet too!
Inspired by vintage French fabrics, this sweet floral pattern is perfect for a little one or older girl’s room.
Available in the following sizes:
UK Junior/ Cot Bed: duvet cover 120 x 150cm + pillowcase 60 x 40cm
UK Adult: duvet cover 140 x 200cm + pillowcase 75 x 50cm
Euro Junior: duvet cover 100 x 140cm + pillowcase 45 x 40cm
Euro Adult: duvet cover 140 x 200cm + pillowcase 65 x 65cm
Win a MURO wall board. Part of our We Love giveaway.
MURO is the ultimate activity wall and educational toy. It is a multi-functional activity board that you customise with the toys of your choice.
When your MURO arrives all you have to do is find the perfect spot for it and you can start creating your space straight away. The toys are all super easy to add and remove whenever you want; if you kid loves door handles and switches around the house, now you can give them their own. If it’s noisy toys they like, we’ve got different rattles and bells to choose from (sorry about that!). Starting out with a range of different toys gives you the chance to see which ones your kid loves the most and give them more of what they enjoy.
Different toy options
Whatever your kid likes to play with, we have toys that they will love and if they start to get bored you can just change them around. Keeping MURO fresh and entertaining is easy, so far we’ve got over 30 toys, designed, tested and ready to go. But this is just the beginning, our ambition is to have hundreds, even thousands, of unique add-ons to satisfy every child’s curiosity and help them on their way to key developmental milestones.
Each toy has two of our unique plugs on the back, these are the key to MURO. The plugs have been carefully designed to allow you to connect any toy to any part of MURO with just the right amount of force. Too tough for babies (up to 2 yrs) fingers to move around, MURO stays as you make it (and toys stay off the floor). As their hands start to get stronger MURO becomes a platform for their creativity, and we have all sorts of options for open play as they get older.
Win a set of London History Heroes cards. Part of our We Love giveaway.
History Heroes’ LONDON quiz card game contains fantastically illustrated, fact-packed, individual cards of forty of the greatest characters in the Capital’s impressive history.
The game contains the people, who helped make and shape London both physically and culturally. Characters, who built and, in some cases, destroyed London, such as Boudica, the Romans, Christopher Wren and Richard Rogers, rub shoulders with those who have given London its fantastic, rich cultural history too, such as Shakespeare, Laurence Olivier, David Bowie, Mo Farah and Vivienne Westwood.
The aim of the games is to try and win the cards by guessing who the characters are from the facts read out from the cards. Players can play the games as a gentle voyage of discovery or viciously competitive game by choosing easy, hard or quirky facts from each card. Win the cards by guessing correctly, who the character is from the facts read out on their cards. The winner is the one with the most cards at the end of the game.
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We’re giving away all the products featured on our We Love Pages. Win a Dandydill Way cleansing mousse and moisturiser by using our clever widget below!
Dandydill Way founder, Tania Rodney, has done it again! Recently endorsed by Queen Victoria herself (Victoria Beckham) the Dandydill Way brand is growing from strength to strength.
The new cleansing mousse is soap-free, mild, yet effective at cleaning grubby faces. This rich foam gently and thoroughly cleans sensitive skin without causing dryness. Washing becomes a pleasure not a chore with our luxurious, allergen-free, tear-free formula. Containing botanical extract of antioxidant rich, wild grown hawthorn berry and over 98.4% natural ingredients Dandydill Way’s Cleansing Mousse leaves the most delicate skin soft and clean.
Check out the new face moisturiser too, containing hyaluronic acid and leaving no greasy residue. Dermatologically approved for children this gentle and effective moisturising cream contains the purest ingredients including botanical extract of wild grown, antioxidant rich hawthorn berry, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, jojoba seed oil and shea butter extract in an allergen free, pH balanced, easily absorbed formulation. www.dandydillway.com
There are some fantastic books being released this Spring. Here’s six of the best books for kids of all ages. And we’re giving all of them away to celebrate our 5th birthday issue!
THE WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK by John Agee (Scallywag Press) £12.99 This is the story of a little knight who is very happy that his wall protects him from the dangers that are sure to lurk on the other side. However, he is too busy mending a hole in his wall to notice the mounting dangers on his own side. This is funny and has plenty to keep readers occupied when they read the book over and again. And I wonder how many books for children are endorsed by Amnesty International?
ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART by Davina Bell illustrated by Allison Colpoys (Scribe) £11.99 A picture book for children who worry about tests or school performance. “Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes, Printing patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons”. This is the third book from Bell and Colpoys, celebrating what makes children who they are.
THE LEGEND OF KEVIN: A ROLY-POLY FLYING PONY ADVENTURE by Philip Reeve illustrated by Sarah McIntyre (OUP) £6.99 Plenty of humorous illustrations and a story that had our not-so-keen reader engrossed until he’d finished. Characters Kevin, a rotund pony, and Max, share a love of biscuits and embark on an adventure to save Max’s home town, soon to be submerged by water. Funny and high-spirited.
THE MEGA MAGIC HAIR SWAP by Rochelle Humes illustrated by Rachel Suzanne (Studio Press) £6.99 The first book from The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes celebrates differences and how to love yourself just the way you are. Inspired by her daughter who asked why all princesses had straight hair, Rochelle has written a story about two friends (one with curly hair, and the other with straight) who think the other has perfect hair.
FERDINAND MAGELLAN: LITTLE GUIDES TO GREAT LIVES by Isabel Thomas illustrated by Dàlia Adillon (Laurence King) £8.99 (April 2019) Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world, encountering lands and creatures that he could never have imagined. This, and Anne Frank, are the latest in the Little Guides to Great Lives series, accessible guides introducing children to inspirational figures from history.
THE CLOSEST THING TO FLYING by Gill Lewis (OUP) £6.99 Award-winning author, Gill Lewis, tells the story of two young women, one in the present day and one from the nineteenth century. Semira is an Eritrean refugee, and Hen is a repressed Victorian girl, but they both find courage to fight for what they believe in. The Closest Thing to Flying covers discrimination, friendship and empowerment set against a backdrop of women’s rights.
To win all of these books, simply use our clever widget below:
WIN A SUPERHERO SNAP CARD GAME ILLUSTRATED BY JASON FORD
THIS GIVE AWAY HAS NOW ENDED!
Fans of illustrator Jason Ford and his ‘The Superhero Comic Kit’ will love this Superhero SNAP! card game. Putting a new superhero spin on the popular card game, children race to be the first to collect all of the cards, battling it out with slimy monsters, rocket men, dastardly villains and more!
The stories may be decades old, but Thomas & Friends continues to be a favourite generation after generation. Newly released, this character encyclopedia is packed with fun facts, artwork and profiles and comes with a Thomas & Friends Minis model. Did You Know boxes enable readers to learn more about their favourite engines and discover which real-life vehicles they were based on.
To get your hands on this wonderful book, click below and follow instructions. It’s sooo easy!
Think big wheels are just for adults? Think again! Cruise the school run in style on board the cool new Micro Cruiser. It offers children a chance to travel further, faster, with an even smoother ride, as the larger wheels mean less effort and can help to iron out any lumps and bumps in the pavement. The bicycle-style handlebars, provide stability and control for those new to two wheels. As with all their aluminium scooters, the Micro Cruiser can be folded up to make it easy to carry and store. Each one is worth £129.95 so enter now!