What Is Your Fondest Memory Of Books When You Were Growing Up?

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What Is Your Fondest Memory Of Books When You Were Growing Up?
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What is Your Fondest Memory of Books When You Were Growing Up?

For me, it was diving into the world of Enid Blyton and The Magic Faraway Tree and imagining what amazing adventure would be waiting for me at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree and meeting all the unusual characters that lived in its branches.

And who could forget Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat In The Hat I’ll always remember that cat and that hat.

As I got older, I discovered the works of the Dungeons and Dragons writers but without that initial push from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I never would have discovered the treasures to be found between the covers of a book.

Even today, pushing 50 years of age, I don’t mind escaping into a Harry Potter adventure once in a while and shrugging off this muggle mantle for a couple of happy hours.

Nothing beats the wonder and excitement to be found on the pages of a great piece of literature and memories of parents and grandparents reading us a book before bedtime, help to instil in us that sense of belonging and draw us closer as a family.

You too can have that feeling of closeness for your family with a new series of mini-books that will delight and engage your little people and bring forth giggles and gasps at storytime.

This second series of My Mini Books collectables from QBD Books contains new favourites that will delight readers from ages 3 to 12.

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There are a dozen new titles including several from Australian authors and all contain colourful artworks and positive messages to help transport your child to that magical land of imagination where anything is possible.

Collect all 12 and keep them safe in the collector’s “bookshelf” – a special folder where you can display or store your collection.

Designed for reading alone or together, the My Mini QBD Books collectables are guaranteed to get children engaging in more page time, rather than screen time; and encourage a love of reading.

The new titles will be available from QBD Books stores and online from Wednesday, July 1st 2020 but Stay At Home Mum are giving away a full set of the Mini Books and a “bookshelf” case valued at $26 to five lucky readers. 


Just tell us in 25 words or less…

“What is your fondest memory of books when you were growing up?”.

Fill out my Wufoo form!

Titles include Alice-Miranda at School, Brindabella, The Cat Wants Custard, Definitely Do Not Open This Book, Dork Diaries, Ella and Olivia: Cupcake Catastrophe, Funny Kid for President, Grug Goes to School, The Hyde Park Squirrels: Luke and Holly go to America, Squidge Dibley Destroys The School, Wolf Girl: Into The Wild and Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow.

Some of the authors featured include Australian comedians Andy Lee and Anh Do and classic children’s author Ted Prior, who’s Grug character has been a source of amusement to children for nearly 50 years.

There are also works by Jessica Townsend, Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner, Rachel Renee Russell, Mick Elliott, Jacqueline Harvey, Yvette Posholglian, Matt Stanton, P Crumble and Nicholas Croydon.

So, whether you’re reading about Grug going to school or the Funny Kid’s presidential campaign can’t be any worse than Trump and with less tantrums, surely? these 12 books are sure to delight.

Head over to QBD for more details on the collection and rediscover the original meaning of page views with your children,

Don’t Forget To Enter Our Amazing Competition!!

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This competition will run from 9.00AM AEST 01/07/2020 to 11:59pm AEST 14/07/2020

The winner will be notified via email or phone, and winners may be published on Facebook.

The winner has 90 days to claim their prize or it will be forfeited and given to a runner up.

This competition is open to Australian Residents only.

This competition is open for entrants 18 years and older.

We will accept only one entry per person. QBD, Stay at Home Mum and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. We release Facebook from any liability in relation to the competition and advise that none of our competitions are sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Please refer to our Competition Terms & Conditions page for full details.

The winner will be determined by the skill of answering the question by the staff of Stay at Home Mum.


About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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