WIN a signed set of ‘The Anti-Princess Club’


WIN a signed set of ‘The Anti-Princess Club’

Competition Closed. Congratulations to Agnes!

I spoke yesterday about a new series which I rather love, ‘The Anti-Princess Club’. You can read my full review here and my interviews with author Samantha Turnbull here and illustrator Sarah Davis here. Thanks to Allen and Unwin, I have a complete set of ‘The Anti-Princess Club’ books to give away to one lucky reader – and they are all signed by author Samantha Turnbull.

To enter to win – just leave a comment here, on Facebook here or on Instagram here, telling me about a young reader in your life who needs this series and why.

The Anti-Princess Club Series Samantha Turnbull


The Fine Print

I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to THANK the delightful readers that have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.

How to enter

The ‘Anti-Princess Club’ giveaway commences at 9am (AEDT) on 24rd February 2015, and ends at 5pm (AEDT) on 1st March 2015.

Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post associated  OR on the Facebook post associated with the giveaway OR the Instagram post associated with the post.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to residents of Australia only. Persons entering must be over 18 years of age.

Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner, except on newsletter subscriber days.

Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.

Judges decision is final and  no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or email address.

If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.

In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.


The Prize will be sent to the winner’s address or email.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.


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  1. This would be perfect for Ellie in the next year or so. She is starting to independently read and I have the feeling that once she starts it will be hard to keep up with her. Yeah for books for girls!

  2. I think my girl Ebony would love these. She is a bit fussy when it comes to books as are her older sisters. She is always looking for new books to try. Reading is encouraged in my house and everyone reads regularly. It is hard for me to get new books all the time though with nine (9) children all reading at different levels and reading different styles of books.

  3. I would love to win these for my two nieces who need to be introduced to some girls who can do whatever they are interested in without worrying about if it’s a girl thing or a boy thing!

  4. MY class of grade 2 girls would love these. My students love the Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton books but to read to them books with girls as the main characters that would appeal to the whole class would be great.

  5. My grade 2 class would love these. For a long time the girls have been listening to Andy Griffiths and the like because there hasn’t been anything that would be suitable to both sexes. This series would be it. Finally the girls would be the stars. Especially as my class has more boys than girls.

  6. My girl Charlie has just started year two, she is starting to leave the princess stage. She recently joined netball and is making new friends. She loves to independently read every chance she gets! This sounds like a super series she can read as part of her home reading programm, will surely beat the fairies and princess books at the school library!

  7. I think my 2 nephews would love these books! I’m sure they would sign up and joint the anti-princess club – no question!

  8. There was a little girl called Grace,
    who loved to read in ANY place!
    The car, the couch, the bedroom floor,
    words and rhymes and sentences galore!
    Sneakers, exploring and lots of mud,
    she would love to read all about the Anti-Princess Club!

  9. Would love this for my daughter Lara, she has fragile x syndrome & finds it hard to communicate & socially fit in with her peers. I think these books will show her everyone has alittle something different & you don’t always have to fit in!

  10. My daughter in Grade 3 would love these! She has always been an anti-princess, wants to be a scientist and is getting fed up with reading books with all-boy casts (which she chooses over unicorns and princesses).

  11. I have a daughter called GrAce…one of my friends sniggers every time she sees us as Grace is so un-graceful. An anti princess book sounds right up her alley!!!

  12. I love the idea of calling my daughter an ‘anti princess’ rather than a tom boy. She is anti everything girly which sometimes makes her feel left out.
    These books seem empowering and i can’t wait to read them with her!

  13. Only yesterday we were trying to find another series of book for DD(8). She is ploughing her way through books and soon we will have to remortgage to keep up!! Its a great complaint really ..
    The library is great but she has most of them book review websites..

  14. I would love to win this series and I would donate the four books to my local school so many kids could have access to them – such a positive message to he sharing

  15. my 9 yr old stepdaughter with autism would love this. She is an amazing reader, books give her so much joy. And help keep her mind focussed. She can read several books a day,, we can’t keep up with fresh books for her, and I know she would adore this so much!

  16. We have started reading chapter books, and whilst we are hooked on the classics, I would love to see Daddy reading this series to our Preppie each night!

  17. These would be fantastic for the little girls in my life, who need to be inspired to be something other than princesses, while still being cool!

  18. This would be the perfect books for my 7-yr-old! She is a great girl, an avid reader, but would much rather fly paper planes with the boys at school than pretend to be a princess like the girls – I think it would be really heartening for her to know she’s not the only girl who isn’t into princesses (she’s not into Barbies either, thank goodness!).

  19. These would be fantastic for the little girls in my life who need to be inspired to be something other than princesses, while still bring cool!!

  20. I have a 9 year old who needs to know we are not all perfect, we make mistakes, we learn, we find places to fit in. Great role modelling

  21. I would love these books for my anti-princess Maya – who loves dragons and puppeteering! I think it’s so important for children’s fiction to offer diverse rolse models and realms of real living – and in the process encourage divergent thinking which is so essential today!

  22. I’d love to give this series to my daughter’s best friend, whose mum is always pushing the princess theme at her daughter. I’d just like that little girl to know that being a silly pink princess is not something she should aspire to! (I’ve previously given this little girl Zog- a fantastic book for girls and boys which is rather anti-princessy to but she’s now old enough to read herself.)

  23. Hi there. I have three little girls and I want them desperately to understand that they don’t need a prince, and ‘happy today’ is just as good as ‘happily ever after’. I think the anti-princess series would help in my quest!

  24. My daughter is desperate to read this series! She’s obsessed with reading and has grown out of the princess and fairy thing. I’m keen to encourage this, too. It’s fantastic to see a series showing girls they can aspire to be other things besides princesses.

  25. My grand-daughter Charlotte is a bookaholic with no chance or need of redemption. She would love the Anti-Princess Club.

  26. My Emily is a few weeks into her first year at school and, like her big brother, already a voracious reader. She’s very proud of herself (and rightly so!) but I’m finding it harder to find great books for her to devour. The Anti-Princess Club sounds MUCH more our cup of tea!

  27. I really enjoyed your review of this new series and your great interview with the author. My little girl Em loves reading and adores making up and writing her own fictional stories and adventures. I’m always on the look out for new Australian authors and plots with strong female roles to provide her with inspiration.


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