NNFN: A giveaway of non-fiction books to inspire young writers and illustrators

Thanks to Abrams & Chronicle Books we’ve a giveaway today, of a pair or non-fiction books sure to inspire young writers and illustrators.

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642 Big Things to Write About: Young Writer’s Edition by 826 Valencia is new oversized journal is packed with peculiar and provocative prompts that encourage young writers to think BIG. Whether imagining big objects or pondering big ideas, budding writers will find this HUGELY entertaining book of prompts the perfect tool for kick-starting their ENORMOUS creative potential—and perhaps their next EPIC masterpiece.

642 Things to Draw: Young Artist’s Edition by 826 Valencia is a collection of hilarious, wacky, and imaginative drawing prompts provides endless quirky inspiration for young artists of all experience levels. Whether pondering how to sketch a zombie unicorn or filling the page with a magical (and delicious) field of cupcakes, budding artists will relish the chance to jump-start their artistic engines as they draw, sketch, imagine, and create!

One lucky blog reader will win a copy of each of these books.

Here’s the low down on the giveaway:

  • To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog (noting that all comments require approval, and so your comment my not appear instantaneously)
  • This giveaway is open to all able to supply a UK or Eire address
  • The giveaway is open for one week, and closes at 8pm November 26 2016
  • The winner will be picked at random and notified by email. They will have one week to confirm the address to which the publisher will send their prize. If we do not hear back from the winner within a week, a new winner will be drawn
  • You can gain extra entries to this giveaway if you tweet about it (do feel free to tag @AbramsChronicle and @fcbgnews on Twitter), or share otherwise on social media, as long as you leave an extra comment with a link to the sharing of the giveaway.


  • Good luck!

    18 responses to “NNFN: A giveaway of non-fiction books to inspire young writers and illustrators”

    1. Marie Zarro says:

      Writing and drawing are such wonderful ways to aid a healthy mind. X

    2. Laura Latarche says:

      The perfect remedy to inspire, encourage and improve my 8yr olds writing and drawing. She thinks she is ‘rubbish’ id love to show her she is not.

    3. Lauren says:

      I know a group of Year 6 children who thrive on this kind of thing – a fantastic giveaway!-

    4. Cat says:

      Reading & writing are a way to leave a lasting memory of who you are, they help us understand both who we are and the world in which we live. Give a child the ability to read and write and they can achieve their dreams.

    5. Delia Knapman says:

      Would make a fabulous, inspirational prizes for some creative children I know 🙂

    6. Kay Hymas says:

      The power to dream and to paint pictures in your mind is a true gift. I have so many students who would benefit from this. A new local short story competition has been launched. These prizes could run in conjunction.

    7. Ruth says:

      My students would love this!

    8. Eleri Wilson says:

      I work with children in an underprivileged area who would never have access to such inspiring books at home. Who knows whether having one of them could be a future Michael Morpurgo or Jacqueline Wilson…?

    9. Claire McKimm says:

      These look like great books. Sometime we all need a bit of inspiration!

    10. Ann Jackson says:

      Our students would love these! A brilliant way to inspire them to do something out of the ordinary!

    11. Ms Evans says:

      My year 5 and 6 classes would love these. Especially those who “can’t do it” and really struggle to get started.

    12. Janie Rumley says:

      Wow! This would be an inspirational prize for so many children I work with!❤️

    13. Maxine Randall says:

      Our pupils would be IMMENSEly pleased to receive this TREMENDOUS set of books. Your publications would make a COLOSSAL difference to how they approach their writing and drawing. The VAST range of prompts will leave the children CHOCK-FULL of ideas.

    14. Eilidh McMillan says:

      Would love this as sadly non-fiction is what my class library is missing.

    15. Heather says:

      What a fabulous prize. Will have to look into these books whatever.

    16. Rut Keys says:

      Excellent prizes, would love to win and use in the library with stiudents. I draw every day at lunchtime in the school library and the students are amazed. Inspire our future.

    17. Sarah Litt says:

      The creative children at our school would love these books to inspire them in their drawing and writing.

    18. Jane Rew says:

      A blank canvas or a blank page can be such a daunting thing, but less so with the help of soem fresh ideas and a bit of encouragement… let’s hope these books are the start of many a creative venture.

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