Spotlight – Chicken House MG Bundle Giveaway









The wonderful people at the brilliant Chicken House have kindly given my these three wonderful new August Middle Grade releases to giveaway as a super MG bundle!

Being a lover of MG myself am super excited to read these and they are just crying out to be read this summer!

Very exciting!

So before the giveaway here’s a bit about each book to tempt you….

untitledMeet eleven-year-old Dara Palmer. She loves dancing and dreams of being a world-famous actress – which means she has to get the main part in the school play. When she doesn’t get any part at all, Dara begins to wonder whether it’s because of her looks rather than her acting skills. But Dara has big ideas – and is determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.

Find out more or read an extract here

About Emma Shevah


Emma Shevah is half-Irish and half-Thai and was born and raised in London. She has travelled extensively and has lived in Australia, Japan, India (where her first child was born in the Himalayas) and Jerusalem before moving back to the UK with her family. Emma has busked as a fire-juggler, been a restaurant manager, a copy writer, an English teacher, a CV advisor and is now a blogger and author.

‘Dream on, Amber’, her debut novel, was published by Chicken House in March 2014.

You can follow Emma on twitter using @Emmashevah

or check out her website

You can buy Emma’s books here


Ghost, Cormac and Kate are not like other kids. Ghost can turn invisible, Cormac can run up walls and Kate can talk to animals – all abilities which make them perfect recruits for the Black Lotus, a training school for ninjas. But when the Moon Sword – a source of unimaginable power – is stolen by samurai, the three are forced to put their new skills to the test in sixteenth-century Japan.

Find out more or read an extract here

Also check out this fab book trailer for The Black Lotus!

About Kieran Fanning


By day, Kieran Fanning is a primary school teacher who enjoys helping his pupils to write, illustrate and publish their own books.  By night, he writes his own stories, and has published a series of interactive puzzle books for children, as well as school textbooks.  He has an MA in Children’s Literature and lives with his wife and two children in County Meath, Ireland. The Black Lotus is his first novel.

You can follow Kieran on twitter using @KieranJFanning

or check out his website –

You can buy Kieran Fanning’s books here


With his mother missing and his father dead, 12-year-old Flip’s new home is a remote storm-tossed Dutch island. Menaced by the local bullies and with a shadowy mute girl as his only friend, Flip tries to adapt to life on his uncle’s farm – but his whole life changes when a sunken transport ship leaves a drowning stallion floundering in the waves. Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he can keep the troublesome horse if he can teach it how to work for its keep.

Find out more or read an extract here

Or lists to Nick read an extract below

About Nick Garlick

Nick Garlick is a translator and copywriter, who first had a science fiction novel published many years ago. Aunt Severe and the Dragons, his first children’s book, was published in 2010. It is soon to be followed by Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1990. Nick Maland trained in English and drama, but rapidly changed to set design, and then to illustration for the Guardian, the Observer and the Independent before deciding to do book illustration. His first book was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award for Best Newcomer. He is married, has two children and lives in London.

You can but Nick Garlick’s books here


The wonderful Chicken House have kindly given me one copy of each of the above books to giveaway as a fantastic MG bundle!

So exciting!

UK & IRE only

Giveaway ends 24/08/2015!

Do check the Terms and Conditions before entering!

Good Luck!

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A huge thank you to Chicken House for sending me copies of these books for review and also a set for a giveaway 🙂

Have you read any of these fab middle grade books?  What did you think?  Has the above post tempted you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment by using the reply button at the top of the post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !

Happy Reading



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47 Responses

  1. Emilie says:

    It feels like a really great time for MG writing at that moment. Great giveaway, thanks!

  2. Great competition! They sound amazing 🙂

  3. Maxine G says:

    Super giveaway – looks a great collection!

  4. Pamela gossage says:

    Super giveaway

  5. michelle banks says:

    fantastic competition x

  6. Karen Gray says:

    Fantastic Competition. Entered with thanks.

  7. Joanne Greer says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Shirley Evans says:

    Brilliant Competition

  9. Laura Pritchard says:

    Lovely prize – my kids would love these!

  10. claire woods says:

    I love to read.

  11. janine atkin says:

    id love to win this!

  12. Ruth Harwood says:

    These books look really good!

  13. Linda Thorn says:

    awesome comp

  14. Rachel Wise says:

    Haven’t read any of these but look good. Great prize to win.

  15. Victoria Prince says:

    I haven’t read any of them, but I’m definitely tempted! I especially love the sound of Storm Horse, I will definitely be tracking that one down

  16. Annmarie Nutt says:

    Brilliant Competition

  17. Rich Tyler says:

    Count Me IN 🙂

  18. Aaron Milne says:

    Hope to WIN

  19. Natalie Baugh says:

    Thanks for this fantastic giveaway 🙂

  20. LEE HARDY says:

    I would love to win these.

  21. Sheri Darby says:

    Love to read these

  22. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the competition.

  23. Jessica Townley says:

    Great giveaway, I have my fingers crossed! Need some new books to read!