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RHCBA Blog Tour: David Walliams

Posted on Nov 5, 2012

Gangsta Granny has been shortlisted in the younger readers category of the Red House Children’s Book Award and we were all quite excited about that in the Library Mice household!

As you may know, The Red House Children’s Book Award is the only national children’s book award voted entirely by children. It is owned and co-ordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by Red House.
If you want to know more about reading and voting for the award, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Gangsta Granny was first published in October 2011 and was David Walliams’ fourth children’s book, after The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy.

In Gangsta Granny,  we meet Ben, who has to spend every Friday night at his granny’s and is bored beyond belief there, as week after week, he is made to eat Cabbage soup and play Scrabble. But after his grandma overhears him complaining about her and is desperate to make amends, Ben finds out  two things he never knew about her:

1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…
Hard to believe? You will just have to read it to find out, and we have two fantastic giveaways that might help you do just that!
HarperCollins Children’s Books have been kind enough to give us an exclusive extract of the opening chapter of Gangsta Granny:

You can also watch David Walliams read an extract from

Gangsta Granny here.



I still can’t quite believe how amazing this giveaway is!

To celebrate Gangsta Granny‘s shortlisting. HarperCollins Children’s Books are offering a mega David Walliams feast to ONE lucky winner!

The prize includes:

* a box set of paperbacks (which includes David’s first four books)

* a Ratburger goodie bag (which includes a t-shirt, bookmark, stickers and sweets, you can see a picture of it here)
* a set of  audiobooks (on CD), read by David Williams himself.

The giveaway is open to UK residents only and will close at midnight on Tuesday 13th November, which will also mark  the end of our fabulous RHCBA blog tour.

To enter, please leave a comment below.

For an extra chance to win you can:
* Tweet about this giveaway, using this text:
Win a fantastic selection of David Walliams goodies as part of #RHCBA13 blog tour over on @librarymice’s blog: [add link]
*Share this giveaway on your Facebook page, blog, G+, Pinterest etc.

You must leave a separate comment for each entry for them to count.

The winner will be chosen using 



  1. Oh yes please! yes please!!

  2. Not sure if I’m eligible, but if I am, I’ll give at least half of the goodness to M’s primary school…

  3. My nephew adores David Walliams’ books so I would be a very popular Aunt if I won this prize for him.

  4. What a fantastic prize, certainly going to have a go and tweeting about it too 🙂

  5. Have shared on Facebook , so fingers crossed! 🙂

  6. Have tweeted too! such a great giveaway 🙂

  7. My daughter would love this prize, Great Blog 🙂

  8. Wow this is a fab prize, please include me in your prize draw. xx

  9. What a fantastic prize – am keeping everything crossed!

  10. Have shared on Facebook

  11. hi i would like to enter, looks like a great prize 🙂

  12. I’ve tweeted from @ummziyad

  13. Have been wondering about reading his books for a while your review has made me think I should start straight away

  14. What a wonderful give-away. David Walliams’ books are ever so popular at school so if I was lucky enough to win I would add them to the library. The goodie bag would make a marvellous prize for a school competition too. Have tweeted details.

  15. How fantastic,what a giveaway,I expect these books are brilliantly written and read by David Walliams 🙂

  16. I have shared on facebook and google +1

  17. great giveaway, please include me


  18. I’m addicted to childrens books – please help!!!

  19. tweeted and shared on facebook, twitter @ckelly2304

  20. Fantastic giveaway I would love to win.

  21. My boys (the 2 little ones and the big one ;O) and ME would love it !! We are big fans !

  22. What an awesome give-away! I’d love to share these with our school’s book group!

  23. And I have shared on Facebook. Wheeee! Great Blog!

  24. Looks like loads of fun. I’ve tweeted and will surely give some of these goodies away if I win … though not all!

  25. Truely fantastic prize – my children would be so delighted!

  26. I have liked and shared on facebook (Wendy Collard)

  27. I have tweeted too @WendyCollard

  28. I have shared on google+ as well. Many Thanks


  30. I would share this prize with Laura and Patrick’s school! David Walliams is a firm favourite in our house. Will retweet and FB now!

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