Funny books for February


Howdy! This month on Puffin we’re celebrating funny books, our funniest characters and all the things that will make you laugh out loud. And enter our competition for a chance to win a rib-tickling bundle of books.

So, read all about our NEW books to make you chuckle.  Plus settle down for some creative, colouring and puzzling fun with our activity sheets. There’s enough to keep your LOL-ing your way through half-term. .

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

All Greg Heffley wants to do is stay indoors and play videogames. His mum has other plans. She’s taking the whole Heffley family on a summer road trip.




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Win a Class Pass to the Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things Exhibition


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.

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Competition: Echo Come Home by Megan Rix

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 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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Win a bundle of signed books


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.

Children’s Books and a Giveaway: Give a gift of happy memories


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.

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A Very Scary Half-Term: Creepy, Crawly and Downright Dangerous!



Forget the treats, today we’re talking about tricks! In between dreaming of the perfect costume and the sweets you’ll be gathering on Saturday, don’t forget Halloween can be downright scary.

In his travels across time and space, Doctor Who has met hundreds of monsters. He knows a thing or two about the creepy and crawly and he’s created a handy spotter’s guide to the biggest, smallest, tallest, hungriest, smelliest and most dangerous creatures in the Whoniverse – like this Giant Spider! You never know what tricks Halloween may bring, but rest assured you’ll find everything you need to know about each dangerous monster, advice for battling them and how and when to make a speedy escape in Doctor Who: The Dangerous Book of Monsters.

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