Competitions

This is your chance to try your luck and win some brilliant prizes in BookTrust competitions.

We run various giveaways - from book bundles to signed copies and very special merchandise - so take a look below to find out which treats you could get your hands on at the moment. Keep your fingers crossed...

Current competitions

Thirty years of Elmer the elephant: here's how to win books, toys and goodies

Did you know that 2019 is the year of Elmer the elephant? The first-ever Elmer book by David McKee was published all that time ago, but still delights and entertains children all around the world. Find out more about some fantastic prizes that could be yours...

Mark Dementia Action Week by winning a beautiful picture book

Find out how you could win a copy of The Tide, a gorgeous book about a grandfather with dementia.

Win a gorgeous Mog book bundle - and soft toy

Find out how you could win 11 of Judith Kerr's beloved Mog books (and a plushie to go with them).

Grab a fantastic Noughts & Crosses book bundle - including new story Crossfire

Find out how you could win Malorie Blackman's iconic series, including the brand new book Crossfire, which is being released in August.

Get your hands on 250 comics for your school courtesy of The Phoenix

30 schools will be getting a huge pile of comics from The Phoenix - could your students be the lucky ones to win?

Win a complete set of the Pony Club Secrets books

Find out how you could win all 12 books in Stacy Gregg's addictive series.

Win a pair of funky pyjamas for your whole family!

Find out how you could get ready for Pyjamarama in June by winning Cyberjammies PJs for your whole family.

Join Ada Twist in a brand new adventure by winning a super bundle

Find out how you could win two brilliant books, plus a pencil and tote bag too - all thanks to Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons.

Enter our epic Dork Diaries giveaway

Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries is a much-loved middle grade series, told in diary format, all about friendship, school and family life.

Learn how to draw Grumpycorn and win a copy of Sarah McIntyre's hilarious new book

We want to know how you would cheer up Grumpycorn - let us know, and you could win a copy of the book.

Get your hands on a copy of Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant new book

Find out how you could win Dancing the Charleston and time travel back to the 1920s with Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

Win books by Lifetime Achievement winner Jan Pienkowski: for younger children

Jan Pienkowski is best known for his books Haunted House and the Meg and Mog series, created with Helen Nicoll. Now you can win a fun bundle of these: perfect storytime reading for toddlers, preschoolers and any child aged up to six!

Win books by Lifetime Achievement winner Jan Pienkowski: for older children

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration (twice), Jan Pienkowski is best known for the Meg and Mog series but has also created incredible books full of fairy tales, religious stories and myths and legends. Enter our competition to win three of his books for children aged seven and older.

'I write for the child inside': Eric Carle celebrates 50 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar - plus, win a super book bundle

Find out how Eric Carle feels about his children's masterpiece 50 years on - and enter our competition to win four fabulous Very Hungry Caterpillar books.

Twenty years of the classic children's book, The Gruffalo: win this special anniversary edition, plus a Gruffalo baby book

Win this gorgeous new version of the undisputed modern classic, which has sold millions of copies and captivated children all over the world.

A Mouse Called Julian: Win this sweet book about friendship by rising star Joe Todd-Stanton

A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton is an adorable and stylish story about an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a fox – and why kindness and tolerance will always win out.

Win Bone Talk: the Carnegie-shortlisted adventure story from our Writer in Residence

Win this fascinating and beautifully written book by Candy Gourlay, set in the Philippines in the 19th century: an engrossing read for all children aged ten and older.

Little Bear's Spring: win the perfect book for garden days and lighter nights

Just like Little Bear, it's time to wake up from winter sleep and then delight in this picture book: a glorious reminder of the wonders of nature and the joys of friendship.

Hear the villain's side of the story in this hilarious book of fairy tales by Pongwiffy author Kaye Umansky

Let's hear it for the witches, queens and stepmothers! Author Kaye Umansky's new book Fairy Tales: The Villain's' Version is full of must-have magic and wicked humour, as we finally hear the other side of our favourite fairy-tale stories.

Win this funny and adorable toad mystery for children aged 7 to 10

Patrice Lawrence has penned this fun and funny story, with flying toads, school rivalries and a page-turning mystery adventure. What more do you want?

Win Alex Wheatle's award-winning Crongton books for teenagers, about life on the fictional South Crong council estate

Bestselling author Alex Wheatle published his first book for teenagers in 2015, and went on to win the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize. Now you can win the entire Crongton series – voice-driven YA that's as funny as it is thrilling.

Get your hands on a signed copy of this prize-winning and heartwarming book by Onjali Rauf, The Boy At the Back Of the Class

Onjali Q Raúf's has won the hearts of both children and critics for her book that touches on the refugee crisis – with heart and humour – from a child's persepective.

Here's your chance to win three fantastic books by Patrice Lawrence, for teenagers who love a gritty and relatable read

Whether it's a thriller mystery or a tender story of first love, Patrice Lawrence has the knack for convincing teenage readers that these characters and situations really do exist. Now three lucky winners can scoop up a signed set of her books...

Windows Into Other Worlds: enter your class into our creative competition to win them books

Calling all primary schools – fancy some fun that could win you a prize? Author Candy Gourlay has just the drawing or writing activity for you!

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