Monday, 11 December 2017

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Stinky Street Stories and Stinky Street Stories 2!!



This will be my final giveaway for the year, and it is a great one!!
With thanks to the very generous people over at Pan Macmillan Australia, I have THREE sets of books to give away to three separate winners!
Each set includes a copy of Stinky Street Stories and Stinky Street Stories 2 (RRP $14.99 each)


                         





















These books are very funny, and are ideal for both boys and girls aged between 7-10 years old. 
Join Brian (or has he prefers to be known as - Brain!), and his best mate Nerf as they encounter many stinky, pongy, hilarious encounters!
These books would be perfect to give to your junior reader this Christmas!
So, how can you win?


To enter, you must be a follower of my blog (either by liking my Facebook page/twitter/Instagram, or following via email or bloglovin' - I don't mind which one you opt for but you must do at least one please), and simply leave a comment here (or on the Facebook or Instagram competition posts) telling me who you would like to win this set of books for and why. 


Three separate winners will be selected - the most creative/original answers will win, so get entering, and please include your email with your answer so I can contact you if you're one of the lucky winners!

All steps MUST be completed in order for your entry to be valid. 



1. This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only. 
2. Giveaway closes on 16th December 16th 2017, 9 pm. Winner/s will be contacted via email within 24 hours. Failure to receive a response from the winner/s will mean the prize is forfeited and a new winner/s  will be chosen.
3. Winner will be selected on a basis of skill, not chance - the most creative and/or interesting answer deemed by the judge/s wins. 
4. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
5. In  The Good Books blog will not be responsible for items that go missing through Australia Post postal services.
6. This promotion is not associated or endorsed by Facebook.
7. Those who 'unlike' or 'unfollow' after the giveaway ends will be disqualified from entering future giveaways.



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Book Review: Explanatorium Of Nature by DK Books 



If you know of someone, or perhaps even you yourself, that is inquisitive about how animals do the things they do, and how nature works, then this is the book to check out!
The topics covered in this book include:
- Microorganisms & Fungi
- Plants
- Inverterbrates
- Fish
- Amphibians
- Reptiles
- Birds
- Mammals
- Habitats

It is packed full of facts and information, with detailed diagrams and stunning photographs on every page. 
It is a fantastic book that explains everything from how animal eggs develop and hatch, to how snakes eat, how ducks swim, and how chameleons change colour. 
With over 350 pages of information, this book is bound to provide many hours of entertainment and knowledge as you discover the who's, what's and why's of nature. 

Explanatorium Of Nature is out now through DK Books, and has an RRP of $45.
For further information on this title, head here 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Best Ever Baking Book by Jane Bull






My daughters love to help out when I am baking in the kitchen, so they were pretty happy when I received this recipe book!

The recipes are set out in a easy-to-follow step-by-step format. There is a section that lists what equipment will be needed, including pictures. The ingredient list also has pictures included, making it easy for young bakers to recognise the ingredients (especially helpful for those too young to read the ingredient list).

The recipes include variations, with tips on storage and other cooking handy hints.
Some of the recipes include: muffins, cakes and bread.
The Best Ever Baking Book is ideal for young bakers aged 5 - 10 years old.

It is available now through DK Books.
For further info, head here 



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Children's Picture Book Review: The Lion In Our Living Room by Emma Middleton, Illustrated by Briony Stewart 



The Lion In Our Living Room is a recently released children's book that focuses on the special playful moments that children share with their fathers.
Tilly and Tom are at home with their dad, and wonder whether the lion will pay them a visit today.
Will he or won't he show up? They await his arrival with anticipation!
When the lion finally arrives, Tilly and Tom have a wonderful time playing and taking turns to have a lion ride.

This is a great picture book for children with fun-loving fathers.
It is available through Affirm Press and has an RRP of $24.99
For further information on this title, head here

Monday, 20 November 2017

Book Review: The Incredible Fold-Out Book Of Animals by DK Books.



As the title suggests, this large hard-backed book has a fold-out format, offering the reader the opportunity to explore the lives of some amazing wild creatures in great detail.
Tigers, elephants, chameleons, toucans and orangutans are just some of the animals that are featured in this comprehensive guide.
Remarkable photographic images and fascinating facts grace the pages of this pages of this book.
I like that the pages are thick and durable, making it suitable for younger readers, as well as older age groups. 


The Incredible Fold-Out Book Of Animals is available now through DK Books and has an RRP of $24.99

Fo further information on this title, head here

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Nov 
Children's Picture Book Review: The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester



Alison Lester is a hugely popular Australian children's author and illustrator, and her latest book, The Very Noisy Baby has a very sweet story behind it.
The book was inspired by Alison's granddaughter Trixie, now aged 3, who was a very noisy baby. 
Trixie's mum Clair is the editor, so this collaboration of three generations is a very special one.

In the story, a little baby makes some unusual and loud sounds. She can growl, roar, and bellow loudly! 
But when animals in the neighbourhood start to go missing, can the adorable baby help? 
The repetitive and rhyming text makes this book ideal for reading out loud to your little ones, and the illustrations are lovely. 

Released this November, The Very Noisy Baby is available through Affirm Press, and has an RRP of $24.99
For further information on this title, head here


Monday, 13 November 2017

Book Review: The Listies Icky-Foodia, The Ultimate Guide To Disgusting Food (For Middle Readers) 



Children's comedians, The Listies, (Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly) have already released Ickypedia (a dictionary of disgusting new words), and now they are back with Icky-Foodia, which is an alphabetical guide to disgusting foods!
What can I say except that this is one hilarious book that both children and adults will enjoy!
There are a LOT of puns and jokes thrown in as The Listies define foods, meals and recipes, which will have you laughing out loud!
From Devonshire Wee to Feeta Cheese to Enchihuahua's, The Listies have certainly thought up some really disgusting foods that will whet your appetite (or not!) :) 
What I like about this book is that it doesn't need to necessarily be read in order from first page to last. My 10 year-old daughter likes to flip through the book and read out sections which have us both in giggles. 

Icky-Foodia was released in October through Penguin Random House Australia, and has an RRP of $14.99
For further information on this title, head here