Win a pile of books!!

Quick, before 7 p.m. GMT on February 6th …!


mg strikes back final1 copyI am DEAD excited to be able to tell you about the awesome new site MIDDLE GRADE STRIKES BACK, which is all about finding and promoting the best new books for 8-13s in the UK, hurrah!!

To celebrate their launch, they’re giving away a pile of books to one lucky winner – so don’t miss out! Go to THIS PAGE and enter your details to be in with a chance of winning!

(Hopefully this will also make up for the fact that we haven’t had an end-of-month giveaway for a little while here on GHB – never fear, they will return!!)

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The Booktrust Best Book Awards 2014

Since Thursday’s announcement, I’ve spent several days thinking what to write for this particular post, and I still haven’t come up with anything other than…

…variations on holding my head and shouting ‘Eeekk!!!’

So I’ll just post a picture of a certain book in certain very famous company.


Best Story Book

The Jade Boy
The Jade Boy

Cate Cain





Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud





Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Jeff Kinney


Maybe later I can post something more sensible.