Friday, January 18, 2019

Great group of fun books for kids from Walker Publishing & A Giveaway Celebration! 2 Winners Each a 4-Book Prize [USA/CANADA]

Book companies have branches in various countries tapping into an innovative and varied plethora of authors and illustrators. This provides the reader a grand assortment of reading materials from which to choose.

Today we celebrate Walker Publishing UK's new beginnings - or expansion - to the US by offering four Walker Publishing children's books to you......

Exciting new offerings from the Bear. 
Vivid storytelling and instant reader appeal in fiction, graphic novels, and illustrated books. A bold new direction for the bear! Walker Books U.S. is a division of Candlewick Press.

If you thought the walking bear with a candlestick looked familiar, you're right! Walker Books and Candlewick Press are now "joined-at-the-hip," friends, co-companies. Whatever their joint venture is called - it is a grand, workable set up. And the result is more, more, more books for your kiddies.

Angry Cookie by author: Laura Dockrill, illustrator: Maria Karipidou

Oooohhh . . . not you again!

AGGGHH It’s so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle!

Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you’d have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie’s calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate’s terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a “new look,” how it’s impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that’s out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there’s the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Propelled by quirky humor and woes that every young child can relate to, Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there — and lending your ears.

Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good!

Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli author: Katherine Rundell illustrator: Kristjana S. Williams

This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.

Costa Children’s Book Award–winning author Katherine Rundell pens Kipling estate–approved Jungle Book origin stories.

Soccer School Season 1: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World authors: Alex Bellos; Ben Lyttleton illustrator: Spike Gerrell

At Soccer School, every lesson revolves around one thing: soccer!

Coaches (and authors) Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton cleverly use the lens of soccer to immerse kids in math, geography, biology, and more. Loaded with awesome true stories and science, the first book in the Soccer School series is illustrated throughout with cartoons that will have young soccer fans laughing out loud. Quizzes at the end of each chapter keep readers on their toes as they learn some truly weird trivia, like the hidden meaning behind a team’s uniform colors, how you might play soccer on Mars, or even the most opportune time for players to go to the bathroom. Entertaining and informative, this book is sure to score a goal with soccer fanatics everywhere (when they’re not on the field, of course).

Soccer School Season 2: Where Soccer Explains (Saves) the World authors: Alex Bellos; Ben Lyttleton illustrator: Spike Gerrell

Coaches Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton return with even more proof that soccer can be used to teach kids about pretty much anything. The second book in their funny, fascinating series is full of facts about the most popular sport in the world, from history to language, design to psychology. When did women begin playing soccer? Why do lefties have an advantage on the field? Which soccer stadium was built in the shape of a crocodile? Perfect for soccer players, fans, or just plain curious kids, this series is packed with information and amusement in equal measure. Goal!

Welcome Walker Books US Giveaway
Set of 4  Books Prize Pack
2 Winners Each Get A Prize Pack
Begins January 19
Ends February 18 at 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA/CANADA addresses
NO P.O. Boxes!
DISCLOSURE: I received a set of 4 Walker Books to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed herein are mine, alone and are freely given without compensation. Prize Packs of books are provided and sent directly to the winner by the publisher or publicist.


  1. "One other Walker book you would like to have." "Bah, Humbug" looks good!

  2. I'd also like to have their book Flights of Fancy.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Do you have a facebook page I could follow?

  4. I would also like Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black.

  5. I would also like to have their book Flights of Fancy!

  6. One other Walker book I would like to have is Queen of the Sea (Hardback)
    author/illustrator: Dylan Meconis

  7. One other Walker book I would like to have is Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick

  8. I am interested in Queen of the Sea.

  9. I would like to have Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli

  10. I would love for my granddaughter to read these books. especially Angry Cookies.

  11. I really like Queen of The Sea but the Angry Cookie one is absolutely adorable thank you for sharing and for the opportunity

  12. These look fun! Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this month at! It’s a pleasure visiting your blog!


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