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In September 2020, Puffin commemorates the huge milestone of 80 years of publishing! With a diverse range of books by a huge list of talented authors, Puffin has been inspiring kids to read for 80 years and will continue to do so. If you take a quick look at your kids’ book shelves, I am sure you will find plenty of Puffins there! Some favourites in our house have been:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
There is something pretty special about reading a book to your kids that you loved as a child. Can you believe that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published in 1969? It has been translated into 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. The book hasn’t dated at all. The illustrations are still amazing. You can buy The Very Hungry Caterpillar online here.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
I actually still know so many of the lines from this book. Bottomly Potts all covered in spots, is a personal favourite! Little ones love the rhyming fun in this book and it is fun for the reader too. You can buy Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy online here.
Where is the green sheep?
I adored this picture book and so did the kids. It is so much fun to read and the kids engage with it so well. I loved the illustrator – Judy Horacek’s recent COVID-19 drawing of the green sheep which you can see here. You can buy Where is the green sheep online here.
This is my personal favourite Roald Dahl book. I love that Matilda is so smart, funny, brave and stands up for herself. Dahl has such a great skill in making adults being the unlikeable characters in his books and the kids the stars! You can buy Matilda online here.
Bluey: The Beach
While my kids are too old for Bluey, my nephews aren’t and he is one of their favourites. I was happily introduced to him by them last school holidays and loved him. Bluey, joined Puffin’s ranks in November 2019, with the first three titles cementing themselves as the second-, third- and fourth-highest selling Australian children’s books of the year.
Since publication, Bluey book sales have exceeded one million copies across the series. In May 2020, Bluey: The Beach was awarded the ABIA Book of the Year in an unprecedented win for children’s books. You can buy Bluey: The Beach online here.
To celebrate Puffin’s 80th anniversary they are rolling out exclusive Puffin water bottles to bookstores around the country, free to customers who purchase any two Puffin books. This is only while stocks last, so if you are able to visit book shops in your part of Australia, get in quick!
Puffin’s 80th birthday book bundle giveaway
I am very excited to have a huge giveaway as part of Puffins’ 80th anniversary celebrations. They have put together an amazing Puffin book bundle valued at $250. The bundle includes the following:
- 1 x Puffin 80th water bottle
- 1 x Bluey: The Beach
- 1 x Bluey: Fun and Games
- 1 x Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney
- 1 x Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- 1 x Matilda by Roald Dahl
- 1 x The BFG by Roald Dahl
- 1 x Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
- 1 x The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- 1 x Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd
- 1 x Alice-Miranda at School by Jacqueline Harvey
- 1 x What Zola Did on Monday by Melina Marchetta
- 1 x No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake
- 1 x Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
- 1 x There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards
- 1 x Atticus Van Tasticus by Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King
- 1 x Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt
- 1 x Puffin Little Environmentalist: Composting
This giveaway is open to Australian residents only and you must enter via the form below. If you are reading this post via email, please click here to see the form. A link to the terms and conditions of entry can be found at the end of the form.