Saturday 7 July 2012

What's going on? #3

What's Going On? - our news update. It includes books we've received, giveaway winners, events and anything yummy we think you'd like to know about.  Or that we want to shout about. So.....

Randomeater choosing winners - Briddles' feet in background!
3 Giveaway Winners

Winners of A Stallion Called Midnight by Victoria Eveleigh, our first giveaway, are:

 Miss Adkins
Ann Wright.

Please can you e-mail or DM (Twitter) us with your postal address. This will be given to Orion Children's Books who will post your book to you directly. 

Review copies
A little bit of Letterbox Love came In My Mailbox:

Now Is the Time For Running – Michael Williams (Tamarind)
- A story about escpaing from the war in Zimbabwe; very interested to read this.

These next 5 titles are all part of the new Vintage Children's Classics range that is launching in November and we're excited to be doing a special feature with these books throughout August. We have a few very distinguished guests coming to surprise us all on this one too:
- Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome (Vintage Classics)
- I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith (Vintage Classics)
- The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier(Vintage Classics)
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken (Vintage Classics)
- Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner (Vintage Classics)

Party Disaster – Sue Limb (Bloomsbury)
- This one was a surprise; the author is compared to Louise Rennison (whom we've never read) and it looks like it's funny and about boys, girls, chocolate and parties. 

Blog of the Month
We're very pleased to be featured as the Blog of the Month for July by Sunshine Smile Publications - a children's publishing resource.

To Annabel Pitcher who won the Brandford Boase award for her debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.

Next week
We're heading off for We Sat Down's first ever face-to-face author interview.  Rain, rain, go away......


  1. Those vintage books are all so wonderful, I hope you enjoy reading and writing about them throughout August. They are all old favorites of mine.

  2. Sue Limb's books are really good fun. A face-to-face interview sounds exciting! Have fun :)

  3. Who likes the new randomeater (random eater) that is our fuzzy dog chewing up one of the winning news paper ball:) Well done to the people who won. Better luck next timeto those who didn't. Hope the randomeater likes you :)


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