Books about Town book give away

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen

Walker Books
This worthy winner of the Smarties prize in 1989 is a timeless classic that is enjoyed by children of all ages as well as by the adults who are continually asked to read it again and again. Follow the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of the bear. What a surprise awaits us all in the cave on the other side of the dark forest.

We have 10 copies to give away with a limited edition 25th anniversary We’re Going on a Bear Hunt tote bags.

You can go on a BookBench hunt this summer with Books about Town – make sure you visit the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt BookBench!

The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The Scarecrow’s Wedding is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

We have one first edition, signed copy to give away.

Make sure you visit Axel Scheffler’s BookBench this summer as part of Books about Town.

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

Anthony Horowitz

Walker Books
When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. Sayle has offered to give one free to every school in the country - but there's more to the gift than meets the eye.

We have 10 books to give away.

Don’t forget to visit the Stormbreaker BookBench in London this summer

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

David McKee

Andersen Press
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant has been a nursery favourite since the book was first published. The colourful elephant is a firm favourite with five million copies sold in 40 languages around the world. And for good reason: David McKee's beloved story of Elmer is about celebrating differences and diversity and accepting one's true colours. Destined to be the most colourful BookBench on our Books about Town trail, the Elmer bench is a must-see!

We have 5 copies to give away.

That’s Not My Meerkat

Fiona Watt

Usborne Children's Books
That’s not my meerkat is part of the bestselling That's not my... series, which also includes That’s not my piglet and That’s not my panda. Meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals among young children and in this book they get to meet a mob of the cute and curious creatures, with smooth noses and tufty tails thanks to the touchy-feely textures. Make sure to visit the That’s Not My Meerkat BookBench to continue the fun!

We have 5 copies to give away.


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