Thursday 22 January 2015

Red House Children's Book Award 2015!

Red House 2015 - RHCBA logo showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors. Any child can vote here for their favourite book
The full short-list for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2015 is as follows:
Books for Younger Children
Dragon Loves Penguin – Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury)
The Day the Crayons Quit – Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt (HarperCollins)
Go to Sleep or I Let Loose The Leopard – Steve Cole and Bruce Ingman (Jonathan Cape)
That Is Not a Good Idea – Mo Willems (Walker)
Books for Younger Readers
Baby Aliens Got My Teacher – Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)
The Bomber Dog – Megan Rix (Puffin)
Demon Dentist – David Walliams (HarperCollins)
Books for Older Readers
Noble Conflict – Malorie Blackman (Doubleday)
Prince of the Icemark – Stuart Hill (Chicken House)
Split Second – Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster)

Wednesday 14 January 2015

COMPETITION TIME!... but Where's #RalfyRabbit ?


To celebrate today's publication of Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie, Bloomsbury is running a digital hunt for #RalfyRabbit.  All you have to do is find the hidden Ralfy image on this blog and tweet to be in with a chance win an exclusive Ralfy prize.

Here are today's clues to find the Ralfy image hidden on my blog...

1- Let's get quizzical
2- Eyes right
3- Looking for a gift for someone special? Ralfy's on top of it! 

Once you have found Ralfy Rabbit, you need to share the image on twitter tagging @kidsbloomsbury and @maybeswabey along with ‘I found #RalfyRabbit’

The prize is an ‘I love books’ kit that includes Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar book, mug, t-shirt, sticker sheet and signed print! You can only enter once per day, and your entry only counts if you have the right image for the right day.

Please submit your entry by 5pm on each day.

Tomorrow's competition extravaganza comes to you via the delightful folks at Playing by the Book

On January 19th , KidsBloomsbury will announce the five winners via Twitter! There's one winner for each day. The hunt is open internationally.

Still have questions? Tweet @KidsBloomsbury.

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar is the exciting debut from Emily MacKenzie. It publishes in the UK TODAY! See our review below... along side a feature on a Twitter bunny who has her own book collection! 

Sunday 11 January 2015

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar
By Emily McKenzie
Published by Bloomsbury
The perfect picture book for bibliophiles and library lovers. Unashamedly mischievous Ralfy Rabbit cunningly concocts increasingly extravagant and deviant ways of getting his paws on new books to satisfy his need to read. Will super sleuth and fellow book lover Arthur be able to solve the mystery of the missing books? Will Ralfy find a new and altogether more acceptable way of quenching his passion for print? We shall see…

Keep your peepers peeled for our special 'Where's #RalfyRabbit' competition on the 15th January
A magnificent prize package of epic proportions perfect for any discerning book worm  c/o the fabulous team at  will be up for grabs so pop back and join in! 

FINALLY, through the wonderful world of Twitter we met Lily, a very small unbearably adorable rabbit with her very own book collection! We think more beloved pets should have their own home libraries, If you would like to suggest a rabbit themed picture book for Lily please tweet her human @happydays123