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Win a bundle of children’s books from Stripes Publishing

Win a bundle of children's books from Stripes Publishing

I mentioned the other day that my youngest finally discovered the joy of reading over Christmas. It was if a lightbulb had switched on and she realised just how good it was to read independently. We’ve always shared books, both during the day and at bedtime, but now I find she always has her head in a book! If she can snatch an extra 5 minutes in bed with a good book then she will. It’s lovely to see, especially as her brother is like this too.

I love sharing new books on my blog so am delighted to have teamed up with Stripes Publishing, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, and have a wonderful bundle of books to giveaway today. Read on the find out a little more about them, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

Shine: Sara’s Dream Role by Holly Webb

Shine: Sara's Dream Role by Holly Webb“This was her big chance to prove herself to her parents but she had a horrible suspicion that a part in a West End show wasn’t going to be her parents’ dream come true …”

Dance and drama classes are hugely popular among young children – for many of these full-time stage school is the dream! When there’s a big audition for a West End production of Mary Poppins at The Shine School for the Performing Arts, Sara is hoping this’ll be her big chance. She sings her heart out in the first round of auditions and is delighted to get a callback for the part of Jane. But rather than being pleased for her, Sara’s mum iso only concerned about how getting the role would affect her schoolwork.

Meanwhile, Lizabeth, another talented student, has her eye on the same role, and is ready to go to extremes to make sure the part is hers. Feeling nervous about the next audition, can Sara avoid Lizabeth’s schemes and secure the role of her dreams?

A glittering series of stage and friendship dramas set at a top school for the performing arts, reissued with gorgeous new covers and redesigned interiors, including new illustrations by Monique Dong.

Sara’s Dream Role is the second book in the SHINE series, following Chloe Centre Stage, by the best-selling author, Holly Webb. An ideal introduction to the stage school genre, for young fans of Ballet Shoes, the Olivia series and Etoile School for Stars to read on their own.

Star Friends: Poison Potion by Linda Chapman

Star Friends: Poison Potion by Linda ChapmanDo you believe in magic? Lottie and her friends do! And when they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of magical adventure unfolds.

The Star Friends still don’t know who is using the woodland plants to create dark magic potions. Could it be the grumpy new school secretary? Meanwhile, Lottie’s friend Essie is being mean at school, and none of the adults want to go to work! The girls must combine their powers to unmask the potion-maker – and defeat them once and for all.

Star Friends: Poison Potion is the sixth book in the fantastic Star Friends series, by the fabulous best-selling author Linda Chapman, with beautiful illustrations by Lucy Fleming. Featuring four best friends for readers to identify with, the girls face realistic friendship issues, with their adorable animal familiars. Readers will be engrossed in this world of magic and fantasy – it’s the perfect book for young, inspired and animal-loving readers.

Star Friends is ideal for fans of My Secret Unicorn and The Rescue Princesses, and for Rainbow Magic readers looking to move in to a more challenging adventure.

The Perfect Kitten by Holly Webb

The Perfect Kitten by Holly WebbAmy has always wanted a kitten of her own, but when her family contacts the local animal shelter to enquire about adopting one, she’s devastated to find out that the busy road they live on would make it too dangerous.

Then the shelter rescues a deaf white kitten that needs to be kept inside. She’s the perfect kitten for Amy’s family. And what will happen when the kitten gets bored of staying inside?

A brand new tale in the Animal Stories series from best-selling author Holly Webb, a must for animal loving readers aged around six to eight years.

Win a bundle of children’s books from Stripes Publishing

I’m excited to share a great competition with you today. I’ve teamed up with Stripes Publishing and one lucky reader of the gingerbread house blog can win a bundle of books (Shine, Star Friends and The Perfect Kitten).

To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 31st January. The winners name will appear on this post. Good luck!

Don’t forget to check out my other giveaways on my competition page.

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90 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracy Nixon
    January 12, 2019 at 11:10 am

    The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson – I received it for Christmas and cannot wait to start reading it!

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    Susan B
    January 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay.

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    Chris Andrews
    January 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Tell me the name of the book you really want to read in 2019?

    An Anonymous Girl
    by Greer Hendricks

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    A.E. ADKINS
    January 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris which I received for Christmas

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    Rebecca Sharp
    January 12, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Thomas Harris has a new one out in May, Cari Mora. I cant wait!

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    Joo Dee
    January 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    keep meaning to read some classics like Great Expectations

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    Margaret Gallagher
    January 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Of mice and men – MY neice is studying for her GCSE – I’ve never ever read it

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      Sarah Feirn
      January 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      It’s great, I never read it at school, I read it last year and loved it!

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    Elizabeth Marshall
    January 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I really want to give world war z another go this year. I just couldn’t get into it last year and forgot all about it. What with a sequel to the rather average film version planned I know I should really try and finish it then I can properly compare the film and the book.

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    Mark McCaffery
    January 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh.

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    Keith Hunt
    January 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Conquest of the Atlantic
    Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

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    Annabel Greaves
    January 12, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    My daughter is really looking forward to reading the unicorn fairies series

  • Reply
    Susie Wilkinson
    January 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan

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    Tamsin Dean
    January 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I have a few but just don’t know which one to start with

  • Reply
    Mark R
    January 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    A Discovery of Witches trilogy that I was given for Christmas

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    Lynn Hughes
    January 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Nice prize

  • Reply
    Margaret Mccaffery
    January 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I xant wait to get my hands on a copy of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

  • Reply
    iain maciver
    January 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • Reply
    Sarah Mccaffery
    January 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    The dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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    Susan lloyd
    January 12, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Life of pi as I have never read it x

  • Reply
    Claire Woods
    January 12, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Tell me your secret by Dorothy Koomson,

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    Julia Kerr
    January 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes

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    Maria P
    January 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Re-read the Harry Potter books

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    Sally Collingwood
    January 12, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Will try and read Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy. .

  • Reply
    Lynn Neal
    January 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I would like to read Jane Eyre again!

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    Sean Eccles
    January 12, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    David Williams books

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    MICHELLE Stewart
    January 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    The Second Child by Caroline Bond

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    Solange
    January 12, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

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    Alice Dixon
    January 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Vox that came out last year

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    Lisa
    January 12, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    The Christmas Rose by Dilly Court it’s her latest one out and i’ve really enjoyed all the other books that she has written so far.I really look forward to when she brings out a new one.

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    JULIE WARD
    January 13, 2019 at 12:05 am

    The ones I have in my wardrobe most by Josephine Cox

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    Adrian Bold
    January 13, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I’ve still not read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Looking forward to that one.

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    Emily Egan
    January 13, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I want to read the shining by Stephen king

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    Avs
    January 13, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Pride & Prejudice

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    Clifford Sherwood
    January 13, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Harry Potter, I must be one of the only people left in the world who has yet to read this stuff

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    Ashleigh Allan
    January 13, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Finding Stevie

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    Jo m welsh
    January 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I haven’t got a must read book this year I just want to try authors I haven’t read yet and be open minded to new books .

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    Hugh Mackenzie
    January 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Tai-Pan by James Clavell

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    Laura Pritchard
    January 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I really want to read Killing Commandatore by Haruki Murakami

  • Reply
    laura stewart
    January 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

  • Reply
    Susan Trubey
    January 13, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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    Emily Hutchinson
    January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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    Catherine S
    January 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I would like to read Mary Berry’s autobiography this year.

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    Melissa Day
    January 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    David Williams books, the children and husband love them

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    Angela Kelly
    January 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I don’t really have a list of books I’d like to read. I’ll literally read any kind of fiction – thrillers are my favourite though.

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    jackie rushton
    January 13, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Black leopard, red wolf by Marlon James

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    Michelle Ferguson
    January 13, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    No books planned, usually just check out new releases on my kindle

  • Reply
    Tee Simpson
    January 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Harry Potter the chamber of secrets. Started watching the films…amazing

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    SianiD
    January 14, 2019 at 8:29 am

    All the AMos Decker series – in order

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    Ruth Harwood
    January 14, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I have a book waiting to be read by Leigh Bardugo called siege and storm I really want to read soon!!

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    Iris Tilley
    January 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Star Friends: Poison Potion by Linda Chapman

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    Donna skelton
    January 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Remaining harry potter series from chamber of secrets onwards

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    Karen Langridge
    January 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Mortal Engines, thanks for the chance, we love all books here! x

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    Susan B
    January 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay.

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    Laura Turner
    January 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Want to read Robin Hobb’s Fitz and the Fool

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    Kim Murray
    January 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock x

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    Amanda tanner
    January 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Don’t have a specific book in mind but I’m on the look out for a new biography

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    Amy Pest
    January 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    i want to read the harry potter books again

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    Alison H
    January 15, 2019 at 6:59 am

    This is going to hurt by Adam kay

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    Chloe T
    January 15, 2019 at 8:43 am

    My Mum Tracy Beaker! I loved watching Tracy Beaker on CBBC as a child, so look forward to reading the book which I was gifted for christmas x

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    Laura Jeffs
    January 15, 2019 at 8:58 am

    The Binding by Bridget Collins

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    Mel Turner
    January 15, 2019 at 9:29 am

    I’d like to read some of the David Walliams books

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    Karen Barrett
    January 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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    Fozia Akhtar
    January 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay.

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    Alana Nash
    January 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I would really like to read Milkman by Anna Burns

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    Bob Clark
    January 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    catch up on some of the Inspector Zen crime novels

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    Emily Hallett
    January 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

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    Jo Mather
    January 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The Handmaid’s Tale, had it for ages just haven’t got round to reading it yet.

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    Jackie Howell
    January 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    The Testaments, Margaret Atwood

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    Samantha O'D
    January 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I have just been given a pile of books to read, next on my list is Room by Emma Donoghue

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    Maggie Coates
    January 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I might re-read the Harry Potter books

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    Sara Owen
    January 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I really want to read anonymous girl it has great write up

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    Jo Carroll
    January 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup – the writer of The Killing. I love some dark drama.

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    Magdalena Nowak
    January 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Great giveaway!

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      jenny
      January 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks, if you would like to enter please answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget.

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    Emma Salter
    January 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. I’m looking forward to the Handmaids Tale sequel being released in September most though.

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    Sarah Feirn
    January 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I want to read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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    Stacey Carnell
    January 15, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I want to read Pieces of me by Natalie Hart

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    Helen Tovell
    January 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Michelle Oboma biography

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    Sophie Grayling
    January 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Book of dust by Philip pullman

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    Rich Tyler
    January 15, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

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    Claire Dykins
    January 16, 2019 at 7:29 am

    The water cure by Sophie Mackintosh

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    Emilia Nastaly-Howard
    January 16, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Call the Midwife

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    leanne weir
    January 16, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay.

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    Kim Carberry
    January 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    The Michelle Obama autobiography 🙂

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    Sarah Parker
    January 17, 2019 at 6:42 am

    the hate u give

  • Reply
    Christine Taylor
    January 17, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Gangster Granny by David Walliams, seeing as my kids love it, thought I may as well read it.

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    Laura Wheatley
    January 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

    freddie mercury autobiography. my daughter really wants to read the latest Diary Of a Wimpy Kid

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    Catherine Stewart
    January 17, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Les Miserables- I will get through it!

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    Laura Chapman
    January 17, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    The Lost Man by Jane Harper which comes out in February.

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