Thursday 29 November 2018

Christmas Picture Book Giveaway!

To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we have a EIGHT fantastic picture books to be won!

Three lucky winners will receive limited edition prints and EIGHT beautiful picture books: We're Going on a Bear Hunt Christmas Activity Book, Angry Cookie, Pick a Pine Tree, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Giraffe Problems, Julian is a Mermaid, Square and a signed edition of Snow in the Garden.

This competition has now closed. Good luck!   

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Pun-tastic publication of Where’s Wally? The Wonder Book: The Deluxe Edition

Hi there, Wally fans!

Yes, we’ve given the fifth title in the world-famous classic series the deluxe treatment. There’s a beautiful jacketed cover, fantastic additional Wally artwork, extra fun and games, and a dastardly (but utterly cool) Odlaw poster on the back of the jacket. Wow!

To celebrate, the team here at Walker threw a pun-tastic party, re-enacting some of our favourite moments from the wondrous book.

Can you guess which puns we’re posing as? The answers are at the bottom of the page… but no peaking!








Do you think you guessed right? Check the answers below! And when you pick up your deluxe edition of Where’s Wally? The Wonder Book, make sure to keep an eye out for these fantastic puns and find your own favourites, too! And of course, don’t forget to search for Wally…

Good luck, Wally-Watchers! Until next time!

Answers: (1) Guy ‘Forks’ (2) The Queen of Hearts (3) A Tea-Shirt (4) “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” (5) A Jack-in-the-box (6) “Rolling the dice” (7) A flower bed

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Watch Rob Delaney read and sign Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale!

With ten in the bed, it's a bit of a squeeze! Roll over, roll over! 

The brilliant Rob Delaney will be reading and signing Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale on Cbeebies on Friday 16th November 2018.

Ten in the Bed, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, is Penny Dale's warm, funny and much-loved take on the bouncy counting bedtime rhyme of 'Ten in the Bed'.

Rob will be signing the book using Makaton as he reads and you can sign along using this free guide from the Makaton website.

Image © CBeebies / BBC

Monday 5 November 2018

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 Nominations

Nominations have been published for the country's oldest children’s book award: the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, recognising outstanding illustration in books for children and young people. 

Walker Books are proud to have 24 books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal!

Congratulations to all these fantastic illustrators and their books! 

Anuska Allepuz

Aaron Becker

by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Polly Dunbar

Bob Graham

by Sally M. Walker, illustrated by William Grill

Daisy Hirst

Petr Horáček

Shirley Hughes

by Patricia Toht, illustrated by Jarvis

by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Jullien

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Jaime Kim

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

by kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

Jessica Love

Markus Motum

by Vivian French, illustrated by Catherine Rayner

by Vivian French, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

Viviane Schwarz

by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton

by Narisa Togo

by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Charlotte Voake

Marcia Williams