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Young writers and artists! Feeling creative? Enter our Monster Prize Competition

Monster Prize Competition Takeshita Demons

Win one of ten $50 prize packs!!

cristy burne and headsHi everyone! It’s Cristy Burne here…I was a Star Author for this blog last year and I’m sneaking back this year to let you know about an awesome competition we’re running.

Many of you entered our Make-a-Monster competition last year and invented some incredibly cool monsters. Now is your chance to DRAW them.

The monster can be your own creation (sketch it, paint it, sculpt it out of belly button fluff and earwax, whatever you like) or it can be your fave monster from a book or a movie. You simply grab an image of your monster (take a photo of your monster drawing, monster cartoon, monster sketch, monster life-size diagram, monster sister) and email it to:

You pic will be posted in the MBFAB blog gallery (coming soon) for everyone to see!

VOTE by posting a comment on the MBFAB blog.

So get to it! Ask your friends to vote, ask your parents to vote, ask your teacher to vote, ask your penguin to vote!
And if you don’t have a penguin, get thinking! You need more votes!


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Announcing the winner: Make a monster competition

Takeshita_Demons_coverHi! I’m Cristy Burne, author of the Takeshita Demons books and Star Author for July.

July is almost over, so it’s time to announce the winner of our Make a Monster competition! We had some incredibly creative and spooky and funny entries, so THANK YOU!

Our winners will recieve…

…a copy of Takeshita Demons, the first book in my series of spooky adventures featuring Japanese demons.

What is Takeshita Demons about?

Miku Takeshita knows she’s in trouble when her relief teacher turns out to be a nukekubi cut-throat demon – a bloodthirsty creature who can turn into a flying head and whose favourite snack is children.

That night, in a raging snowstorm, Miku’s little brother Kazu is kidnapped by the demons, and then it’s up to Miku and her friend Cait to get him back.

The friends must break into their snow-locked school, confront the dragon-like Woman of the Wet, and outwit the faceless Noppera-bo. At last, they come face to face with the Nukekubi itself – but will they be in time to save Kazu?

And so who won????

Well, the competition was a really close one. Everyone’s entry was creative and funny and many were incredibly gross as well (thanks!). You all produced demons to be proud of: what crazy, wonderful creatures! I hope you can use your creations in your own spooky stories and I look forward to reading your stories one day…perhaps on this blog?

But, in the end, we had to choose just one winner (well, in fact we could choose two winners)…

…and strangely, both of our winners are called Sophie!

So congratulations to Sophie (and the HobbleGobble demon), and to Sophie Yeoman (and the Oglesmock demon). Your demons were terrifically funny and scary at the same time: we loved them! Zac from the blog will get in touch with you about your prize very soon.

So that’s it from me and the month of July. WELL DONE to everyone who entered the make-a-monster competition… Your demons ROCKED and you do too!

Happy writing and reading!


Cristy Burne
Author of the Takeshita Demons series

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Check out our July Star Author – Cristy Burne

Our fabulous Star Author for July is Australian author, Cristy Burne.  Cristy is the author of the Takeshita Demons series, a spooky, adventure series which  includes Takeshita Demons, and the latest book, The Filth Licker.

I won’t give too much away about Cristy because she is going to introduce herself (read her first post, Introducing Cristy Burne).  We look forward to reading all about Cristy’s books and her research for her stories.

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Could Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak really make someone invisible?

Cristy Burne is a cool author from Australia whose first novel, Takeshita Demons is coming out in New Zealand next month (stay tuned for a review soon).  Here’s a little bit about it from her blog:

“Takeshita Demons is a spooky adventure story for younger readers. It features a Japanese heroine in her battle against some traditional Japanese demons — or “yokai”. It’s scary but not gory, and exciting but not violent. It’s an old-fashioned adventure where ordinary kids battle to save the day.”

I’m really looking forward to reading it, but I found this interesting post on her blog: Could Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak really make someone invisible?  Check out the facts behind the fiction.

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