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The Book People – Book a Day competition Christmas video

Book People competition

All throughout 2014, independent bookseller the Book People has been asking their customers and followers to nominate a special someone they believe deserves a free book in a Book a Day competition. Receiving nominations via email and social media, the company decided to surprise some of the deserving nominees in person – and you can see the results in the video below:

From a dinner lady in Kettering who’s had a tough year to a class in Wigan that has embraced a love of books and a Spider-Man-crazy child in Nottingham who has made outstanding reading progress, the video showcases the joy a free book can bring to people all around the country. With a head office based in Godalming, the Book People also visited the local Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice to surprise their hard-working staff and residents, as well as giving out free books on Guildford high street.


The Book People’s Week of Wonder pantomime, November 2014 – competition time!

The curtain has been raised and the doors are now open – the Book People’s Week of Wonder pantomime is in town for a limited time only. Sure to please you with various deals and discounts, keep an eye on www.thebookpeople.co.uk from now until Sunday 16 November to enjoy a new offer every day.

To celebrate the launch of this latest Week of Wonder, we’ve come up with a competition – and it’s sure to be the hottest ticket around! All you have to do is watch the video we’ve embedded above and head over to our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment with your answer to the question Genie poses!

Good luck –we hope you enjoy the show!

Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook 2013 now available to buy

Red House passionately believes that a child’s reading journey from early development through to adulthood is one of the most enlightening, challenging, and memorable they will ever take. Alongside our enthusiasm for encouraging children, whatever their age, interest and ability, to read for pleasure and share the joy of reading with friends, family and schoolmates, we also believe in the importance of nurturing the creativity reading a great book can inspire.

Red House Children’s Books runs an annual competition to offer aspiring young writers the chance to have their work published in print for the very first time and every year the team of judges and editors are overwhelmed by the response. With hundreds of entries pouring in and the standards growing ever higher and higher, it’s a tough job whittling down the longlist of entries, and an ever tougher one picking the children who will have their poems, articles and stories featured in the book itself.

Divided into categories for children aged 7+, 9+, 11+ and 13+, this year’s Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook will take you on a journey to faraway worlds, enchanted forests and forgotten times. You’ll meet tigers, ghosts, dinosaurs and robots, and you’ll read about the issues and themes that motivate the young writers of today.

2013’s new format sees the book published in paperback for the first time, meaning you can buy it for just £3.99. The front cover illustration was the winning design from a budding young artist as part of a competition run by children’s newspaper First News, so from the first page to the very last, this book truly is a compilation of creativity and imagination from children and children alone.

Take your copy home today and remember the names of the authors between the pages, you’re sure to recognise them in years to come.
Red House Young Writers' Yearbook 2013

Celebrate 25 years of Wally!

As they search for the elusive man in the striped red and white jumper and bobble hat, Martin Handford’s Where’s Wally books have been entertaining children since 1987. On Friday 21 September, Wally turns 25 years old and there is a range of exciting activities planned to celebrate this momentous occasion. A worldwide star, Wally will be present throughout the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature. Crafts workshops will take place on the Where’s Wally Wednesdays leading up to the event and there will also be a special Wally parade around the city on 28 September to celebrate both the opening of the festival and the time traveller’s birthday!

To celebrate this fantastic occasion, not only does the Book People have a fantastic competition where you can win one of 6 amazing Where’s Wally goody bags, we also have a range of Wally books available, including Where’s Wally? in Hollywood and Where’s Wally? The Search for Lost Things.

Fun fact: The Where’s Wally books have been published in 38 different countries, but Wally is often known under a local name – famously in the United States he is Waldo, while in France he is referred to as Charlie and in Germany he is called Walter!

Win yourself a treat for 2012!

Christmas is just a few days away, and while you might be preoccupied with present-buying, meal planning and how you’ll juggle all those family commitments, here at the Book People we thought it might be nice to give you the chance to win yourself a treat for 2012.

So, we’re giving away two signed copies of Ranulph Fiennes’ extraordinary book My Heroes, and we’d love you to win one!

To be in with a chance of winning this breathtaking book, worth £20*, simply email your name, address and telephone number to: hello@thebookpeople.co.uk

The closing date for entries is midnight on 31 December 2011 and the winner will be drawn at random and notified by 16 January 2011.

My Heroes by Ranulph Fiennes is a collection of true events that reads like fiction thanks to the extraordinary people the author has met on his many adventures and explorations. Written by a man who is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest living explorers, this book is a must-read for those interested in anything and everything that lies outside of their comfort zone. My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People profiles those people who, because of their courage in unthinkable circumstances, have earned Fiennes’ everlasting respect.

This is a truly remarkable book – enter now to win your copy!

Good luck & Happy Christmas!

*Quoted is RRP, this book is available to buy for £6.99 from the Book People, while stocks last.

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