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Enter our new Where's Wally? competition

05 September 2012 at 12:35

Graphic of Martin Handsford's character Where's Wally?To celebrate 25 years of Where's Wally?, our friends at Walker Books have joined forces with Readathon to bring you a new, fun and easy to enter competition. 10 lucky winners will win a goody bag full of Where's Wally? books and treats.

All you need to do is answer this question: 

"Where would YOU hide to read a good book?"

Click here to email your answer to us, putting "Where's Wally?" in the subject line of the email form. Please include your full name, your age, the name and address of your school and your class. (It's VERY important that you give us the ADDRESS of your school, because there are lots of schools out there with similar names. If you win, we need to send your prize to the right school!)

You can also reward yourself with some of Wally's free activity sheets by visiting our special Where's Wally? page.

The names of the winners will be announced by the end of January 2013. 

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Step Into The Hobbit With Readathon

29 August 2012 at 12:03

Win tickets for your class to a local screening of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The cover of the new 75th anniversary edition of The Hobbit from HarperCollinsThis autumn, The Hobbit, the timeless classic first published in September 1937, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary – which makes reading The Hobbit the ideal way to kick-start this term’s Readathon.

  • Secondary Schools who register for Readathon during the Autumn term will get a special Readathon pack with extra Hobbit goodies, including teachers’ notes and an exclusive poster.
  • Send us photos of your Hobbit themed reading event and they could feature on the Readathon website.

For more Hobbit inspiration visit

The Hobbit's second breakfast - from the new filmWe’ve got Hobbit prizes too! Hold a second breakfast event at your school on the 21st September 2012 and send us your initial Readathon donation by 7th December 2012 for your chance to win tickets to a local screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for your pupils (up to 30 people).

Readathon gets children to read for pleasure, sparking a passion that can last a lifetime. And while they’re reading, your pupils will also be raising money for seriously ill chidren and earning free books for your school. To register for a Readathon pack, click here.

Tags: JRR Tolkien | The Hobbit | Harper Collins | new films

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Children Invited to Enter New Writing Competition

24 May 2012 at 11:45

We're pleased to invite all Readathon supporters to enter a new writing competition organised by HarperCollins, publisher of Sarah Lean's amazing debut novel, "A dog called Homeless", about love, loss and the extraordinary connection between a girl and a very special dog:

Book cover of A dog called Homeless‘My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn’t always make things happen, however much you want it to...’

Cally Fisher saw her mum bright and real and alive. But no one believes her, so Cally’s stopped talking. A mysterious wolfhound always seems to be there when her mum appears and now he’s started following her everywhere. But how can Cally convince anyone that Mum is still with them, or persuade Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?

What would you do if you had something important to say - but couldn’t find a way to say it? If you could tell a story about your favourite pet – like Cally’s – what would it be? It can be your dog, or an animal that belongs to one of your family or friends. Just tell us your story in 500 words or less, and you could be in with the chance of winning one of three iPod Touches and having your story published on the book's official website:!

To enter, simply head over here to email your story to HarperCollins before the closing date of 30th July 2012. 

Good luck!

Tags: harpercollins | sarah lean | writing

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