More than ever, kids need books right now, and, equally more than ever, children’s and YA authors need our support.
With the cancellation of literary events and book launches across Australia for at least the next few months, many authors – from debut author to old favourites with new books – have been left stranded.
If you can’t talk about your books, how will anyone ever fall in love with them?
So the team behind the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group – Megan Daley, Allison Rushby and Allison Tait (that would be me) decided that what we really needed was a BIG event, all online.
And so the #30BooksIn30Days #YKNRAussieAuthorSuperTour was born.
The idea is simple – we’re GIVING AWAY books by Aussie authors, to raise awareness of books and Aussie authors, and share some ‘glad’ with our community.
From Monday 23 March, every single day for 30 days, we’ll offer one new book to be won. All you have to do is to make sure you’re a member of Your Kid’s Next Read and you’re in the perfect position to be able to enter.
When you see the daily post – which will go up at 10am each day (AEDST until April 5 and then AEST after that). Each daily giveaway is open until 8.30am the following day. Comment on the post of a book you’d like to win by answering the question and you’re in.
Winners will be announced as soon as possible after the 8.30am close (in the group and here, under WINNERS), and the next book goes up at 10am.
Just like that.
For 30 days.
We’ve got an amazing array of incredible books by Aussie authors lined up for you, so get ready!
And good luck!
Giveaway #11: 2 April 2020. Grace’s Secret by Louise Park. Click the link to buy now from Beachside Bookshop Avalon.
We’ll announce winners right here as they come to hand each day from 23 March onwards. We’ll also provide a link* to buy the book if you miss out. Or call your local bookshop – they’d love to hear from you!
The winner of Giveaway #10: 1 April 2020. The Book Of Chance by Sue Whiting is Jody Le. If you missed out, click the link to buy now from Readings.
The winner of Giveaway #9: 31 March 2020. Stardust School Of Dance: Priya The Swan Queen and Stardust School of Dance: Edmund The Dazzling Dancer by Zanni Louise was Claire Wilderman. If you missed out, click the link to buy now from Booktopia*.
The winner of Giveaway #8: 30 March 2020. Deep Water by Sarah Epstein was Justine Cooper. If you missed out, click the link to buy now from Dymocks Books (pub date 31 March).
The winner of Giveaway #7: 29 March 2020. The Peski Kids: The Mystery Of The Squashed Cockroach by R. A. Spratt is Analucia Malta. If you missed out, click the title link to buy now from Booktopia*.
The winner of Giveaway #6: 28 March 2020. Squidge Dibley Destroys Everything by Mick Elliott was Rebecca Rose. If you missed out, click the title to buy now from Riverbend Books (pub date 31 March 2020).
The winner of Giveaway #5: 27 March 2020. Isla’s Family Tree by Katrina McElvey (ill. Prue Pittock) is Cherie Keith. If you missed out, click the title to buy now from Booktopia*.
The winner of Giveaway #4: 26 March 2020. Evie and Pog: Take Off! and Evie and Pog: Puppy Paws! by Tania McCartney was Rebecca Munro. If you missed out, click the title to buy now from Abbeys Bookshop.
The winner of Giveaway #3: 25 March 2020. Toffle Towers: Fully Booked by Tim Harris was Simone Taylor. Click the title to buy now from Booktopia*.
The winner of Giveaway #2: 24 March 2020. Fish Kid And The Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth was Ciera Coveney. If you missed out, click the title to buy now from Riverbend Books.
The winners of Giveaway #1: 23 March, 2020 Derek Dool: Supercool (Bust A Move) by Adrian Beck (Ill. Scott Edgar) were Malathi Krisnan and Karen Casey. If you missed out, click the title to buy now from Booktopia*.
About Your Kid’s Next Read
Your Kid’s Next Read is an Australian-based Facebook community of 10,300+ members, made up of parents, teachers, authors, bloggers, booksellers, publishers, and other interested parties, all of whom are focussed on helping other members find the perfect next book for the young readers in their lives.
The group is managed by #TeamYKNR:
Megan is a teacher librarian (recently awarded the Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year by the School Library Association of Queensland, as well as the national Dromkeen Librarians Award, presented by the State Library of Victoria), and general children’s literature advocate from way back. Megan blogs at Children’s Books Daily.
That’s me. I’m the author of two epic middle-grade adventure series: The Mapmaker Chronicles and the Ateben Cipher novels. My new book The Fire Star (A Maven & Reeve Mystery) is coming on 1 September 2020. You can find out more about me here and more about my books here.
Terms and conditions for the #30booksin30days #YKNRAussieAuthorSuperTour giveaway
The giveaway will begin at 10am (AEDST) on Monday 23 March 2020, and run for 30 days (ends 8.30am (AEST) Wednesday 22 April). Entry is open only to members of the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community with an Australian mailing address. Books cannot be posted internationally.
Each day, a new giveaway book will be posted in the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group, with a question to answer, and entries will be via comment on that post. Entries for each daily post will be open from 10am (AEDST until April 5 and then AEST after that) on the day of posting until 8.30am (AEDST until April 5 and then AEST after that) the following day. Winners will be judged by #TeamYKNR and announced in the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community as soon as possible after closing. No correspondence regarding the judged winner will be entered into.
Once announced, winners will need to email their postal address as indicated in the announcement. Books will be sent out by individual authors as soon as is practicable and are not the responsibility of the YKNR admin team. If the postal system is interrupted for any reason, books will be posted as soon as possible after that date.
*Winners names will also be added to this post as the giveaway progresses, along with links to buy the books that have been offered in the giveaway. Some of these links may contain affiliate links, which means when you click on those links and make a purchase, it can result in a small commission that will be credited to Children’s Books Daily, to help Megan keep the pages turning on her incredibly useful site. Others will be links to other Australian booksellers, large and small, who offer online sales.
Fine print: This competition is not associated with Facebook. Entrants are required to leave a comment on the Facebook associated with the competition. Entry is open to residents of Australia and the prize is as stated each day. Winners will be selected all eligible entries received – this is a game of skill with entries judge on originality. If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited. In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.
One last thing
If you win a book and you would like to share your excitement on receiving it, feel free to post in the Your Kid’s Next Read group or tag us on social media (don’t forget to use our hashtags: #30BooksIn30Days #YKNRAussieAuthorSuperTour)