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Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014 #KidLitGH (Now closed to entries)

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Hello this post is part of the 2nd Annual Children’s Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. The giveaway is run and managed by Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews (links below):

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Below was my prize!

Prize: A copy of The Sugary-Sherburts and The Stone Witch by Heather Ellis (suitable children aged 7+).

(The image above is the Kindle book cover).

Link to my the book for more detail:

The blurb…”

“A cruel witch and a desperate discovery. Kit and Kat, Sugary-Sherburt, find themselves on the run from a dastardly witch who is trying to destroy their town called Thornton. Kit and Kat must join forces to defeat the wicked witch and get home in time for dinner. The journey takes them to a secret snow castle. They are in terrible danger; will they manage to save the town, their friend and families in time? The Sugary Sherburts and The Stone Witch is part two of the Sugary-Sherburts series by Heather Ellis.”

My contest ended.

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: No purchase required to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. No cash alternatives available. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the company Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored, hosted, and managed by Heather Ellis from Heather Ellis Books.

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Have you ever heard of International Book Giving Day?

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International Book Giving Day’s effort is encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. They invite individuals to:

1) give a book to a friend or family member.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read.
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.


I heard about International Book Giving Day via Emma at (who is one of the volunteers helping to organise it).

It is a really lovely idea. I am going to take part and probably blog about it next month. Last year (before I started blogging) I sent some of my books to some children’s hospitals around England. The Children’s hospitals were so happy and grateful that it made me smile – it is definitely worth doing. If you want to do this though you need to check with the hospital first, as some hospitals cannot accept second hand books.

To find out more information about International Book Giving Day please check out this link

A lovely letter arrived on my doorstep tonight #happy

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Several months ago I sent a book to a UK children’s hospital, as a charitable donation. I thought it would be a nice surprise for the poorly children on the ward, giving them something to do. The lady in charge of the ward replied with a lovely letter tonight, which has just arrived in the post and greeted me this evening. As well as the letter they put a lovely kids painting that the children had made for me, it really made me smile. I am so happy that the book is going to good use, and it was appreciated.


Lovely to hear Leeds Children’s Hospital received my book

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I donated a copy of my book for the poorly children at Leeds Children’s hospital, to try and cheer them up a bit. I am pleased that they received the Sugary Sherburts ok, I really hope the kids like reading it! 

A big thank you to 10 year old Heather Ellis who sent us ‘The Sugary Sherburts’, a book that she wrote!  We’re sure all the children will love reading her chocolaty tale!


Donated book to Great Ormond Street

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I have just donated a copy of my book to the children at Great Ormond Street (GOSHCC).