Today is international Chocolate Cake Day! To celebrate this momentous occasion we’ve teamed up with Penguin Schools and Stratford’s Discover Children’s Story Centre to launch a lip-licking poetry competition…
Write a poem about your favourite cake to be in with a chance of winning tickets for your whole class to visit the amazing Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things Exhibition. Step inside a humongous Chocolate Cake, explore Bad Things in the Dread Shed and go on a Bear Hunt. The exhibition will run at Discover (Stratford) until 10 April, after which it will go on tour to Cornwall, Manchester and Liverpool.
Exciting news for Megan Rix fans. Her latest book Echo Come Home is out on 7th January 2016. To celebrate we’re giving away a selection of Megan’s animal hero books.
One lucky winner will receive our star prize bundle of seven books from Megan Rix. Five lucky runners up will win a copy of Megan’s latest book Echo Come Home.
‘I wish I had a dog . . . It could be a big dog or a little one. It could be any colour or breed. Just most of all I’d like a hearing dog.’
Eleven-year-old Jake is dreading his new school. No one understands how hard it is for him to make friends.
But then Jake meets Echo. Echo is a stray puppy, training to be a hearing dog. With Echo by his side, Jake’s confidence grows.
But then something terrible happens and Jake and Echo are separated. Determined to find his way back to Jake, Echo sets out on the difficult journey home.
With a long road ahead and danger all around, have Jake and Echo lost each other forever?
“Unbeatable reading for fans of animal stories.” – LoveReading4Kids
To win, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 January 2016 with the subject ‘Animal Hero Competition’ telling us who your favourite fictional animal hero is and why.
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We’re ending 2015 with a chance to win some of our bestselling books signed by the authors! Enter our competition below to be in with the chance of winning these three books:
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 10) by Jeff Kinney
This competition has now closed.
Here at Puffin we all have a favourite book. The one we return to over and over again like a faithful friend. From classic children’s characters like Spot and The Very Hungry Caterpillar to first reads with Tracy Beaker, The Wizard of Oz, and Greg Heffley, the following list has something for everyone’s skip down memory lane. If you haven’t read any of these books yet, you may just find yourself a new all-time favourite!
We’ve put together a list of unforgettable characters, moving stories, and beautifully illustrated books to help you reconnect with the classics. If you haven’t read any of the stories below, Christmas is the perfect time to create new happy memories with these beloved books. As all Puffins know, a good book has the power to stay with you forever.
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Hands-up if you’ve started your Christmas shopping yet. Whether everything is wrapped and stacked neatly ready for Christmas, or you’ve yet to even make a start, we can guarantee there’s still space on your wish list for a brilliant book. And for parents, there’s always those last-minute gifts and stockings to fill!
With just four weeks to go until the big day, here’s your chance to win a bundle of our must-read kids’ books. There’s something for everyone here, from the laugh outloud Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Old School, to the final Discworld adventure The Shepherd’s Crown. Hetty Feather is back for a musical adventure in Little Stars and Zoe Sugg’s new book Girl Online On Tour is a must read. For those with little ones at home The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is the bedtime book parents are talking about – and will help to ensure an easier bedtime.
This competition has now closed. Thank you for entering.