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Live webchat with Francesca 'Horrid Henry' Simon, author of The Sleeping Army, Tuesday 29 May, 1pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 15:04:54

We're delighted to announce the start of our children's book club, which means we're going to be highlighting a great children's book each month, offering you the chance to access free copies of the book, share your thoughts - and perhaps your children's - chat to authors and enter competitions.

This month we're kicking off with Francesca Simon's latest novel, The Sleeping Army. Click here to find out more information about the book and apply to receive a free copy. We'll announce on this thread when all the books have gone.

Francesca will be joining us later on Tuesday 29 May at 1pm for a live webchat to discuss The Sleeping Army as well as her other children's books. If you're unable to join us on 29th, do post your question or your children's questions in advance here.

ThePetiteMummy Tue 01-May-12 15:44:49

What sort of age range will the books be aimed at?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 16:37:57

We're looking at covering books for children of all ages, from toddlers through to young adults. One idea is that we feature a children's book of the month and picture book of the month but we're launching with one title to start with and will keep you posted on any changes. Do let us know if you have any suggestions - we're always keen to hear your thoughts.

AnonymousBird Tue 01-May-12 16:41:20

Done, thanks.
Great idea.

BlueRinse Tue 01-May-12 16:53:23

I'm in!

northernmonkey Tue 01-May-12 17:14:19

Oooo this sounds like something ds1 would be very interested in. He is a huge bookworm. Will have to keep an eye on this smile

Pozzled Tue 01-May-12 17:35:51

Sounds great.

gazzalw Tue 01-May-12 17:44:28

Sounds brilliant and will give a motivated focus to bedtime reading grin. Excellent idea

caffeinated Tue 01-May-12 17:59:00

Great idea.

popelloucla Tue 01-May-12 18:10:31

I've entered my details, but what age range would you suggest for this?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 18:21:09


I've entered my details, but what age range would you suggest for this?

Faber (the publishers) suggest this is for children aged 8+

iklboo Tue 01-May-12 18:46:10

Poo. Link won't work on my iPhone. Hope they're not all gone by the time I can get to a PC. sad

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 19:52:31


Poo. Link won't work on my iPhone. Hope they're not all gone by the time I can get to a PC. sad

There's still plenty left at the moment, so fingers crossed.

iklboo Tue 01-May-12 20:10:17

Yay - got to a PC. Fingers crossed now!

2gorgeousboys Tue 01-May-12 20:26:32

This sounds perfect for DS2 - fingers crossed there are still some left!

Jux Tue 01-May-12 20:52:01

Yes please yes please yes please! Done!!!!

DD is fascinated by the Norse Gods (along with the Ancient Egyptian gods, and to a lesser extent the old Greek and Roman gods). She'll pick up every error!

Posey Tue 01-May-12 20:57:08

Sounds like something ds could get his teeth into. A longtime fan of Horrid Henry, but now sadly outgrown, I hope he loves this one from Francesca Simon smile

pillowcase Tue 01-May-12 21:03:28

Sounds great, DDs will be interested, as will I

pillowcase Tue 01-May-12 21:10:08

Actually I'm not in, can get page to accept my details confused

WannaBeMegMarch Tue 01-May-12 22:35:13

Yes please DS has gone through the Horrid Henry phase and is moving on to more challenging stuff.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 23:11:40

The books have all gone. We'll contact you over the next 24 hours to let you know if a copy is on its way to you. If you don't hear from us, the paperback of The Sleeping Army is published on Thursday.

popelloucla Wed 02-May-12 08:10:45

Thanks Rachel, DD1 is almost 8 so will give it a go.

NoraHelmer Wed 02-May-12 12:23:45

sad Completely missed this yesterday sad Have bookmarked it now.

Posey Wed 02-May-12 16:49:15

Yay! We're getting one! Thank yousmile

schilke Wed 02-May-12 16:53:33

Thank you from me too...well dd1. She is very excited about doing a book review....not so keen if it was a book review for school!

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