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December has to be my favourite month of the year!! Who doesn't love the silly season and running around choosing presents for the whole family (including your own - best part of it!!), organising the Christmas party, inviting friends and family, and most importantly getting some books for everyone!!
New Zealand is still virus-free and we are very fortunate to be able to celebrate the holidays and go ahead with all events as planned. I really hope that wherever you are, you will be able to still celebrate with loved ones.
It was wonderful to be able to participate in some Christmas fairs and markets this month across town and share the holiday spirit with our readers. Thank you for popping by and purchasing one of Ben's books. Pease keep in touch and let us know of any reviews you have written for us!
Keep reading to find great gift ideas this Christmas for the young readers in the household!
Talk again in the new year.
I hope the holiday season is filled with peace, love and most importantly HEALTH to you all.
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If you love science-fiction, check out the selection below by sci-fi authors around the globe.
New Zealand young author Denika Mead launches her third book in her trilogy!
New Zealand author Helen Vivienne Fletcher launches a new book! To all animal lovers and mystery readers, this will be a great book for this holiday season.
And talking about New Zealand authors, check The Underground Bookstore - a collective of independently published authors from the Wellington region, including Ben's books.
We have recently joined a new online bookstore featuring children's books by New Zealand authors. Check out the amazing selection of books from Kiwi Kids read Kiwi Books below.
Ben's books make great gifts for children aged 7 to 14 years old for this Christmas. His books are available from Amazon and can be delivered to any address worldwide. For a description of each book and recommended reading ages have a look at the blurbs below.
BEN'S BOOKS BLURBS HERE:
Meet Ugine. He is a right, proper weirdo. But with great weirdness comes great responsibility...
Ugine recently lost his parents. He now lives by himself. He has no friends at school, and everyone thinks he is weird... but when a school trip to Brazil ends in disaster, Ugine's weirdness might just come in handy. Will Ugine save his classmates? Or will they all be lost in the jungle forever...
'Weirdo' was written when Ben was just nine years old. Ben started writing his own stories to entertain his peers with the authentic, peculiar and hilarious voice only a child can have.
If your children love the funny stories by Dav Pilkey and the Tom Gates series they will enjoy this book.
Buy Ben's first book 'Weirdo' here!
THE MAGIC PENCIL
A school boy. A magic pencil. One chance to save the world.
When Bob finds an innocent-looking pencil on his way to school, little does he realize his life will never be the same again. Anything it draws magically comes to life.
Unknown to Bob, a dangerous gang of villains are not far behind. Desperately searching for the Magic Pencil, the Fakeys want to use the power of the pencil to take over the world, and they will let nothing stand in their way.
In a race against time, can Bob and his friends stay one step ahead of the Fakeys to save the world?
'The Magic Pencil' is an extraordinary adventure full of action, unexpected time-travel and imaginative scenarios.
If you like Roald Dahl and David Walliams' books, then you'll love this novel by Kiwi young author Ben Spies.
'The Magic Pencil' is written by 10 year old author Ben Spies. The true point of difference in Ben's books is that they are written by a child, for children. Through a child's eyes and with a child's voice.
Order your copy of 'The Magic Pencil' here and embark on Ben's latest adventure.
THE WORLD OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Ever wondered what the Greek myths look like through the eyes of a child?
Eleven-year-old author, Ben Spies, writes his version of some of the most thrilling tales from Greek mythology.
From Titans to Olympians, 'The World of Greek Mythology' delivers an action-packed retelling of the myths, from how the world was created to a personal take on some of the greatest and mightiest gods and goddesses.
Ben adds his quirky humour to each chapter as we follow the drama of the legendary Trojan War and the epic voyage of Odysseus.
But be warned: the gruesome world of Greek mythology is not for the faint of heart… get ready for bloody battles and horrible deaths.
If you love Greek mythology, or you’re keen to learn more, this book is sure to delight and captivate your imagination.
The World of Greek Mythology was the bronze medal winner for the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in 2019.
If your children enjoyed the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan they will love this book!
Get your copy of 'The World of Greek Mythology' here.
Earth's orbit is moving closer to the Sun and our planet is heating up at an alarming rate.
The spacecraft sent by NASA to find a new home for the human race has been destroyed by an alien force.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his mother Susan are fighting for survival while witnessing the horrors of an apocalyptic world. With so many threats to our planet, the enemy may not come from outer-space, but from right here among us.
Susan and Jacob are quickly running out of time. However, hope might be on its way after all... just not from where they expected.
Will Susan and Jacob survive? Or will they fall prey to this dreadful, chaotic world?
'2020' is the fourth novel from teenage author, Ben Spies.
If you like heart-pounding action, high-stakes drama, and all things alien and sci-fi, you’ll love Ben’s new book.
Get your copy today here!
To our Brazilian readers
We have our first Portuguese book!
Esquito, eu? is the translated version of Ben's first book - Weirdo. The e-book is available now from Amazon.com and Amazon.com.br for ONLY R$4.99!!
Order your copy today!!
Eugênio é um menino de 10 anos que tem vários motivos para estar triste...
Ele perdeu os pais recentemente, não tem amigos na escola e todo mundo acha que ele é meio esquisito. Será que Eugênio vai conseguir ser feliz de novo? Embarque nessa divertida e emocionante aventura e descubra o lado doce e companheiro de Eugênio. Esquisito, eu? é o primeiro livro de Ben Spies e foi escrito quando ele tinha apenas 9 anos. Ben gosta de ler livros de aventura desde pequeno, tem um senso de humor peculiar e prefere os personagens com nomes engraçados. Mas, acima de tudo, Ben adora fazer as crianças rirem com suas histórias. Ben Spies vive na Nova Zelandia com sua familia.
Great to see an interview with Ben at the NZ Booklovers website! NZ Booklovers showcases both New Zealand and international titles. It provides a platform for sharing articles, author interviews, reviews, and book-related stories, as well as book news, competitions, and reading and writing advice. Check their reviews for some ideas for Christmas gifts too. Books, books and more books this Christmas!! What would make a better present, right?
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