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25 January 2014 ·

Australia Day Book Giveaway

To celebrate Australia Day, Booked Out Blog is hosting a Book Giveaway Blog Hop – let’s see: 50 or so blogs means 50 or so books to be given away: now that’s a celebration!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I’m already hosting a Name the Character competition for Rescue on Nim’s Island, but the deadline for that has been extended to Feb 28 – and the winners won’t receive that book till it’s published in July – so I decided to come up with something different for this one.

So… for your chance to win a signed copy of Ark in the Park, which was illustrated by the wonderful Kerry Millard, and was the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 1995, simply comment on this blog and tell me: what do the letters CBCA stand for? The winner will be chosen by random from the correct entries.

Entries close at midnight Jan 28. (Australian time – but we can make it Western Australian to be fair.)
The winner will be announced Jan 29.

And if you want to read more of my blogs – generally about writing, or what’s happening in the world of my books or the Nim movies – feel free to subscribe on the link above.

And when you’re done, have a look at the links for all the other great giveaways on the link above.
Good luck!



Comments

  1. Sally Murphy Children's Book Council of Australia.

    Great contest, by the way. What a wonderful way to celebrate Australia Day.
    January 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy Orr Thanks, Sally. I can't claim any credit - all Shellyrae's work - but fun to join in.
    January 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm · Reply
  3. Melissa Wray Children's Book Council of Australia. A terrific book I'd love to read with my kids. Happy Australia Day!
    January 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm · Reply
  4. Brenda "Children's Book Council of Australia"

    Thanks for the opportunity to win :)
    January 25, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Reply
  5. Cameron Fleming Dear Wendy,
    Aww so cute. I'm a school teacher so will I buy this book regardless of whether or not I win =)
    CBCA stands for Children's Book Council of Australia
    Love your work.
    I apologise if this message has gone through 3 times, I was trying to do it on my iphone but it didnt work so now using my laptop.
    Best wishes,
    Cameron (@punkmajick)
    January 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm · Reply
  6. Catherine That would be the Children's Book Council of Australia, I should think!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    Catherine
    January 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm · Reply
  7. Shelleyrae
    CBCA Childrens Book Council of Australia!

    My daughter would love this - thanks hosting and Happy Australia Day!!

    Shelleyrae
    bookd.out at gmail dot com

    January 25, 2014 at 7:49 pm · Reply
  8. Wendy Orr Thanks to all for the kind words. And Cameron, ypurs only went through once - but I can totally empathise with having trouble doing things like this on the iphone. That's why I've waited till evening to monitor these!
    January 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm · Reply
  9. rlsharpe CBCA is the Children's Book Council of Australia.
    My kids would love this. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    January 25, 2014 at 9:17 pm · Reply
  10. Rebecca Newman Children's Book Council of Australia. Happy Australia Day.
    :-)
    January 26, 2014 at 9:16 am · Reply
  11. lil kim But of course it's the Children's Book Council of Australia! And happy Aussie Day to all :)
    January 26, 2014 at 9:16 am · Reply
  12. Paul Phillips I imagine it stands for Children's Book Council of Australia.

    Have a fabulous Australia Day!
    January 26, 2014 at 9:16 am · Reply
  13. Di Bates Love this blog, but especially books by Wendy Orr. Would love to win Ark in the Park, from an active member of the Children's Book Council of Australia (Illawarra South-Coast sub-branch)
    Di Bates
    dibates@outlook.com
    www.enterprisingwords.com.au
    January 26, 2014 at 9:37 am · Reply
  14. Wendy Orr Diana Bates - a very worthy member of the CBCA! Thanks for the kind words.

    Donna, lovely to hear that your class enjoyed my books! Thanks for letting me know.
    January 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm · Reply
  15. 5childrenand IT Childrens Book Council of Australia!
    Happy Australia Day!
    I hope you're having a top Aussie day!
    January 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm · Reply
  16. Mrs B Hi Wendy
    CBCA - stands for - Children's Book Council of Australia. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you have a wonderful Australia Day. ( Cheers Louise)
    January 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm · Reply
  17. bn100 Children's Book Council of Australia

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com
    January 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm · Reply
  18. Annie Hi Wendy
    CBCA stands for Children's Book Council of Australia.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the giveaway.
    January 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Reply
  19. Mrs B This comment has been removed by the author.
    January 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm · Reply
  20. MichVee Childrens Book Council of Australia
    January 27, 2014 at 7:19 am · Reply
  21. Wendy Orr Stacey & Stephen - I'm so thrilled to hear that you read to your son every day. Babies absorb so much at this very young age, the rhythms of language as well as their parents' voices - and of course, that wonderful, bonding, comforting routine. Wonderful!
    January 27, 2014 at 10:06 am · Reply
  22. Faith Hope Cherrytea Children's Book Council of Australia [CBCA]
    and congrats from this Canadian entrant =) every cont'd success!
    January 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm · Reply
  23. Wendy Orr Thanks - and hello from this Canadian Australian author!
    January 27, 2014 at 5:34 pm · Reply
  24. Karen Stalker Hi Wendy, what a wonderful prize on offer. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.
    My daughters would love this book. In fact they have recently watched Nim's Island!
    Congratulations on the continued success.
    CBCA stands for Children's Book Council of Australia.
    Thanks again for sharing
    Karen
    January 28, 2014 at 7:42 am · Reply
  25. Annie Hi Wendy
    CBCA stands for the
    Children's Book Council of Australia.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the giveaway.
    January 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm · Reply
  26. Eleni Konstantine Happy Australia Day holiday!

    CBCA = The Children's Book Council of Australia.

    January 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Reply
  27. Regan Hi Wendy
    Children's Book Council of Australia.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win...we would love this in our house...
    January 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Dragonfly Song, a novel in free verse and prose of an outcast girl who becomes a bull-leaper in Bronze Age Crete. Read full bio