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Picture Book Month – win a bundle of books from around the world

Posted on | November 5, 2012 | 50 Comments

**This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 48, Emma Walters **

Another lovely giveaway today as part of my celebrations for Picture Book Month! Today’s topic is Around the World and here’s what you could win:

The bundle contains one copy of each of the following:

  • Ebele’s Favourite: A Book of African Games by Ifeoma Onyefulu
  • Yikang’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Chinese City by Sungwan So
  • J is for Jamaica by Benjamin Zephaniah and Prodeepta Das

  • These are three fascinating books which give an insight into children’s lives in very different parts of the world. Ebele’s Favourite includes descriptions of 10 traditional Nigerian games. Yikang’s Day is part of the series A Child’s Day, photographic information books concentrating on the daily lives and experiences of children in countries around the world, published in association with Oxfam. J is for Jamaica is a rhyming introduction to life on this Caribbean island. All are great for widening horizons and would be lovely to share at home as well as in schools.

    The giveaway is open worldwide.

  • To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.
  • For extra entries you can:
      (1) Tweet about this giveaway, perhaps using this text:
      Win 3 books abt kids’ lives around the world thanks to @playbythebook & @Frances_Lincoln #PictureBookMonth #giveaway
      (2) Share this giveaway on your Facebook page ,blog, G+ or Pinterest

    You must leave a separate comment for each entry for them to count.

  • The winner will be chosen at random using
  • The giveaway is open for one week, and closes on Monday 12th November 6am UK time. As I am doing lots of giveaways this month, I will not post the winner on the blog, but will contact the winner via email. If I do not hear back from the winner within one week of emailing them, I will re-draw a winner.

  • Good luck! (and if you haven’t entered the other worldwide giveaway I’ve got on at the moment click here to find out more :-) )

    My thanks go to the publisher, Frances Lincoln, for providing the books for this giveaway.

    **This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 48, Emma Walters**

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    50 Responses to “Picture Book Month – win a bundle of books from around the world”

    1. andrea
      November 5th, 2012 @ 12:13 am

      nice triad for our weekly “begin with a book” group.

    2. Travis
      November 5th, 2012 @ 1:38 am

      What a lovely give away. Thank you! I love children’s literature!

    3. Gary Masskin
      November 5th, 2012 @ 2:05 am

      Looks awesome. I’m guessing these books would be quite different from anything currently in my collection.
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    4. sandhya
      November 5th, 2012 @ 2:26 am

      Love the Frances Lincoln books. We have an I is for India by them. Would love these.
      sandhya recently posted..Trips, books, friends, anniversaries and much else

    5. Catherine
      November 5th, 2012 @ 2:50 am

      These books look lovely. Would be great to share in our homeschool.

    6. Rebecca
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:23 am

      These look amazing, thanks for such a great giveaway

    7. Erin
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:56 am

      These books look very interesting — we’d love to win them!

    8. Iona Burchell
      November 5th, 2012 @ 7:36 am

      Thanks for choosing such interesting books and for your site in general.
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    9. janet
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

      What a great give away. Thank you!
      janet recently posted..Remarkable rabbits & a giveaway

    10. Catherine
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:07 am

      Thank you for this generous giveaway. We are a multicultural family so if we won these books it would widen our horizons even more!

    11. janet
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:07 am
    12. Polly
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:08 am

      yes please. These are great.
      Polly recently posted..Hunger Games and Flambards diversions

    13. Kat
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:18 am

      What a great selection of books! I’m sure my boys would love to read about other children x

    14. Kat
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      I have just tweeted a link as I think everyone should have a set! Are there more books in the series?
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    15. Nadia
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:43 am

      Oh, I’m excited about this. Fingers crossed!

    16. Elli
      November 5th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      These look fantastic! If by any remote chance I won them I’d take them to share with my son’s (very multicultural) nursery.
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    17. Jo Bowers
      November 5th, 2012 @ 11:28 am

      These are wonderful and would be great to share with my PGCE student teachers!

    18. Mary Preston
      November 5th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

      Such a wonderful selection. A welcome addition to our little ‘library’.

    19. emma Cella
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:22 pm
    20. emma Cella
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

      These books look very interesting

    21. emma Cella
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

      shared on facebook

    22. emma Cella
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

      google +1

    23. anna
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

      looks like a great selection of books, would love to win it for my kids

    24. anna
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

      I have tweeted for an extra entry, twitter name @ummziyad

    25. anna
      November 5th, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

      shared on g+ the name comes up as mohammed marikar

    26. Ashleigh
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

      please include me x

    27. Ashleigh
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      i have tweeted as @ashlallan

    28. Ashleigh
      November 5th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      i have shared with google+1 as ashleigh allan

    29. Isil
      November 5th, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

      These books look great,thanks for the chance.
      Isil recently posted..The Children’s Bookshelf {Discovering Richard Scarry}

    30. Tracy
      November 6th, 2012 @ 6:46 am

      How wonderful that the giveaway is worldwide. So often competitions are only for the UK or US and we can only watch from afar. lovely selection of books too.

    31. corinne
      November 6th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      wow! what an amazing giveaway… as always. thank you for hosting it :)

    32. Rachel
      November 7th, 2012 @ 2:40 am

      My daughters would love to read these books. Thanks for your awesome book giveaways.

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      November 7th, 2012 @ 2:58 am

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    34. Rachel
      November 7th, 2012 @ 3:19 am

      Shared on my blog –

    35. Rachel
      November 7th, 2012 @ 3:19 am

      shared on facebook

    36. Len Crewe
      November 7th, 2012 @ 3:26 am

      Yes please!

    37. Shamshad Khan
      November 7th, 2012 @ 8:13 am

      Would live to

    38. Erica Price
      November 8th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      They look interesting books.
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    39. Erica Price
      November 8th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
    40. Helen D
      November 10th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

      Would love to win these as we don’t have anything really similar.
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    41. macondo mama
      November 10th, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

      Would love these! Books showing other parts of the world AND in English are doubly hard to come by around my neck of the woods. Thanks!

    42. Shelley
      November 11th, 2012 @ 2:38 am

      These would be a great addition to our world studies. thanks

    43. Louise R
      November 11th, 2012 @ 10:56 am

      A lovely range of books. Please put me in the hat

    44. Louise R
      November 11th, 2012 @ 10:57 am

      I have tweeted about the prize. @LouiseRWs

    45. Sam
      November 11th, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

      What a lovely prize, we would love this for our home library.

    46. Sam
      November 11th, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

      Shared on G+ as Sam Fernley

      November 11th, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

      fab giveaway :)

      November 11th, 2012 @ 9:22 pm


    49. Lilinha Espindula
      November 11th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

      My little boy loves reading! :) x
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    50. Lilinha Espindula
      November 11th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

      Tweeted! :) x
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