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What better way to spend these colder autumn days than kicking back with two
of the hottest new kids books?

Thanks to our friends at Hachette NZ, we have to 8 book prize packs to give away.

Each prize pack includes:

1 copy of 'Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza' (by James Bishop)
AND 1 copy of 'Embassy of the Dead' (by Will Mabbitt).



Embassy of the Dead
by Will Mabbitt 

Available in all good bookstores June 12.

The first book in a spookily funny new series, where the living meets the dead and survival is a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant and Who Let the Gods Out.

Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.) When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it's as fatal as it sounds) and now he's running for his life! But luckily Jake isn't alone - he can see and speak to ghosts.

Jake and his deadly gang (well dead, at least) - Stiffkey the undertaker, hockey stickwielding, Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox - have one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek protection. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for...



Iguana Boy
Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza
by James Bishop

In all good bookstores now!

One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably... but he's going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza.

Dylan has wanted a superpower for as long as he can remember, especially since his brother and sister have got really cool ones. But when his wish finally comes true, Dylan is MIGHTILY disappointed. For Dylan has become ... Iguana Boy. He can talk to Iguanas ... RUBBISH!

And when supervillain Celina Shufflebottom kidnaps all the superheroes in London, Dylan must work out how to use his new team of chatty iguanas to save the day. He's going to have to think outside the box, (the pizza box), if he's going to become the hero he's always dreamed of.

If he's going to make Iguana Boy cool.


About the author...

James Bishop

James Bishop was the runner-up in the 2016 ITV Lorraine's Top Tales competition. Inspired to write a comic-book style superhero book by his vast collection of comic books and by the birth of his newborn baby, James set to work writing about a boy with a rare superpower - Iguana Boy was born.

To enter to win 1 of 8 Hachette Book Prize Packs, complete the form below and tell us
which book you're most excited to read and why.

This competition is now closed.

Legal stuff…  

  1. Entry is open to children aged 13 years and under living in New Zealand only.
  2. Winners' names will be posted in the Winners section of the Upstart website within seven days of the closing date.
  3. Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for money.
  4. Prize suitable for ages 6 to 13.
  5. Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Winners should allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of their prize.

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