Thursday, 11 September 2014

Win a back to school book bag

Kick off the new school year with some new books for your backpack! 

To celebrate the start of a new term and a new season, we’ve picked out some of our favourite new picture books to refresh your bookshelf, perfect for snuggling up and reading together on autumn evenings. We also have three fun filled goody bags to give away, each including copies of the books below, plus a selection of stickers, posters and activity sheets.

Here are our top picks:

Worst in Show, by William Bee

Albert is entering his pet monster, Sidney, in ... THE BEST PET MONSTER IN THE WORLD COMPETITION! Join this gentle monster and his owner on their quest to impress – he must be full of PARASITES, super SMELLY, extremely WARTY and FIERCELY FIRE-BREATHING in order to win!

Willy’s Stories, by Anthony Browne

Where will Willy's imagination take him next? Once a week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors straight into an adventure. Where will those doors take him today: to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand; down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects; or perhaps on board a pirate ship, face to face with Captain Hook? Written and illustrated by the acclaimed former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, Willy’s Stories is a unique and charming addition to any picture book collection. Watch a video of Anthony Browne talking about 30 Years of Willy the Wimp here.

Is There a Dog in this Book? by Viviane Schwarz


Something smells funny ... what can it be? Wait, hang on a second, is it a DOG? Is there a dog in this book?! Oh no! Hide with Tiny, Moonpie, and Andre – three cats who are SCARED of this yappy, smelly, and noisy dog. Viviane Schwarz’s colourful and quirky work makes it impossible to resist these cuddly little pets!

The Promise, by Nicola Davies

On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “plant them all”. When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old.

Daisy Saves the Day, by Shirley Hughes

When young Daisy Dobbs starts as a scullery maid in a grand house, she works as hard as she can to try and please her kindly employers. But her greatest day comes when disaster strikes, and only Daisy can save the day. This charming picture book, by the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes contains evocative scenes of London during the coronation of George V. Find out more about Daisy Saves the Day in this behind-the-scenes video with Shirley Hughes.

We have three fun filled goody bags to give away, each including copies of the above books, plus a selection of stickers, posters and activity sheets. For your chance to win, just answer the following question:

What is Albert's Pet Monster Called?
a)    Sandy
b)    Sidney
c)    Sindy

Email your answer along with your name and address to with PBP Autumn in the subject line for your chance to win. Competition closes 31 October 2014. Terms and conditions apply.