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Win a book bundle of feminist literature for young readers

London Mums have a book bundle to give away including some of our favourite feminist books for young readers. 2018 is a special year for women: 100 years have passed since women were first allowed to vote in the UK, but we still have a long way to go towards gender equality. There’s lots going on in the world including the campaign for equal pay and the Time’s up campaign driven by Hollywood actresses and other TV personalities to shout out about women’s rights.

 

For your chance to win this amazing book bundle, follow London Mums on Instagram and write the name of your favourite feminist book of all time (not necessarily listed here) in the competition form below this post. Deadline to enter is midnight on 24th May 2018. 

These are the books included in the bundle: 

Mummy Fairy and Me by Sophie Kinsella

My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she’s not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say ‘Marshmallow’ . . . and POOF! She’s Mummy Fairy.

Ella’s family have a big secret… her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand to make delicious cupcakes, create the perfect birthday party, and cause chaos at the supermarket. But sometimes the spells go a bit wrong and that’s when Ella comes to the rescue!

Magic and mayhem in this sweet and funny new series from global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, with charming illustratrations throughout from Marta Kissi. I read it in one sitting and laughed out loud! Watch this space as I will be interviewing Sophie again. She is irresistibly charming. 

This book is suitable for children aged 5+. Price: £5.99 Format: Paperback 

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Puffin Classics Re-Issue)

  

When two rich young gentlemen move to town, they don’t go unnoticed – especially when Mrs Bennett vows to have one of her five daughters marry into their fortunes. But love, as Jane and Elizabeth Bennett soon discover, is rarely straightforward, and often surprising. It’s only a matter of time until their own small worlds are turned upside down and they discover that first impressions can be the most misleading of all. This edition features a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who’s who and various activities. 

Jane Austen’s beautifully observed romantic comedy, specially abridged for Puffin Classics. Pride and Prejudice is one of six Puffin Classics being reissued by Penguin Random House Children’s Books, in a stunning new series design by contemporary, up-and-coming designers. Suitable for children aged 12+. Price: £6.99

 

 Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Featuring 40 trailblazing black women from across the world and throughout history, this educational and inspiring book relates the true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning artwork as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history: from nurse Mary Seacole, to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson to singer Shirley Bassey. Readers will find new heroes and role models with these women who did extraordinary things. Suitable for pre-schoolers. Price: £12.99 – Format: Hardback – Age: 5+ 

 

A Spoonful of Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens

 

When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn’t expect: there’s a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn’t just the detective. She’s been framed for murder!

Robin is a lovely young and talented author whom I always love catching up with.

The sixth book in the series takes the characters outside of the UK for the first time – readers will love exploring and learning about Hong Kong’s culture alongside Daisy. The first in the series, Murder Most Unladylike, was the biggest middle-grade debut of 2014, winning the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize (Young Fiction category).

 

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter (Puffin Classics Re-Issue)

As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody’s life. The ‘glad game’ she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely, and the plain miserable – until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn’t know how to feel glad about it.

Pollyanna is one of six Puffin Classics being reissued by Penguin Random House Children’s Books, in a stunning new series design by contemporary, up-and-coming designers. Price: £6.99 Suitable for children aged 9+.

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman will become a legend, but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

After the huge success of blockbuster film Wonder Woman last summer, this highly anticipated interpretation tells the origin story of DC’s most famous feminist. Written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo, Warbringer is packed with wit, action, and adventure, and features a protagonist who stays relatable whilst having all the might of a true superheroine.

Warbringer is the first in four brand new fantasy novels, where the origin tales of DC Super Hero icons are written by critically acclaimed, bestselling young adult authors. The others are Batman by Marie Lu (January 2018), Superman by Matt de la Peña (May 2018), and Catwoman by Sarah J Maas (September 2018). Suitable for children aged 12+. Price: £7.99

 
 

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