Win six real-life biography books for children 

Your child will lap up these extraordinary true-life stories of history’s most interesting people: from conservation hero Jane Goodall to activist Harriet Tubman.

If you want your child to find out more about some of the most fascinating people from history, then look no further: enter our competition to win these six DK Life Stories books.

With full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations alongside age-appropriate text, kids aged 8 to 12 will find these books super-engaging as well as eduational. Inside, they will also find information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, aglossary and handy reference section at the back, and even an author’s introduction letter.

Enter below to win books about:

  • Florence Nightingale by Kitson Jazynka, illustrated by Charlotte Ager: a pioneer of nursing
  • Alexander Hamilton by Jim Buckley, illustrated by Charlotte Ager: Founding Father of the United States
  • Jane Goodall by Libby Romero, illustrated by Charlotte Ager: groundbreaking animal scientist 
  • Nelson Mandela Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Charlotte Ager: first black president of South Africa 
  • Ada Lovelace by Nancy Castaldo: mathematician behind the world’s first computer program
  • Harriet Tubman by Kitson Jazynka: activist and abolitionist who freed many slaves


Win this set of DK Life Stories

Which of these real-life figures also feature in the DK Life Stories series?

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

6. There will be one winner selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

13. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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