Celebrate Children’s Book Month with Alma Books

Celebrate Children’s Book Month with Alma Books


Children’s Book Week ran this year from the 31st October to the 4th November.

Alma Books has decided to run a month long celebration of children’s books, with lots of treats to go with it.

For the whole month, Alma Books are offering 50% off all children’s classics, including all the usual suspects – The Secret Garden, Peter Pan, The Jungle Books, and many more besides!

They have also got a fantastic competition – The Monster Story Competition. To celebrate the release of The Horror Handbook, they are offering five children the chance to have their monster story printed in a special collection and then to have it signed by Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of The Horror Handbook.


What happens to a vampire when he dies? How does somebody become a werewolf? How can you protect yourself from witches? All of these questions and more are answered in this book, which will finally give you all the information you ever wanted to know about ghosts, zombies, monsters and all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures that give us the heebie-jeebies.

Full of tips, anecdotes and trivia – and delightfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler – Paul van Loon’s Horror Handbook is a fun and fascinating reference book for all fans of scary stories and things that go bump in the night.

Want to win? All you have to do is write a 500-800 word monster story and then get an adult to send it to competitions@almabooks.com with your name and age, Good Luck. (Competition closes on the 1st December 2016. Open to children aged 7–11.)

If you’re someone who likes to doodle, then they have got some free colouring pages created from some of the greatest children’s classics books.

They have also got a copy of The Double Axe signed by the author Philip Womack, to give away!


Dark forces are at work in the House of the Double Axe. Stephan, the thirteen-year-old son of King Minos of Crete, stumbles across a terrifying conspiracy. Is the Minotaur, a half man half bull who eats human flesh, real? Or is something even more dangerous threatening to engulf both the palace and the world?

Stephan must race to save his family from a terrible fate and find out what really lurks inside the labyrinth…

You think you know the story? Think again.

If an adult signs up to their eNewsletter, they will send you a link to download their free:-

‘My First Classics Activity Book’

Reading children’s classics is where the adventure begins!
Your children will have a wild time colouring, drawing and creating their own characters and stories. This book is packed with fun activities for young readers.

The activities are based on four books published by Alma Classics:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Complete Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Selfish Giant and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

After your child has read the stories they can colour-in some of the amazing illustrations they’ve seen in the books, play games and learn a few fun facts about the authors and the illustrators

and last, but not least… There is also the chance to win a beautiful framed print of the dreadful Count Dracula from Bram Stoker’s classic tale. The print is by David Mackintosh who illustrated Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


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