Potkin & Stubbs
This World Book Day Piccadilly Press are publishing Sophie Green’s first in debut young readers series Potkin and Stubbs, perfect for ages 9+. Gloriously illustrated by Karl Mountford this funny, atmospheric crime noir has nods to Scooby Doo, Casper and Gotham City - filled with ghostly goings-on and an unusual investigative duo.
Before publication Potkin and Stubbs was shortlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award for emerging novelists.
To celebrate Piccadilly Press want to recruit you to share the love of libraries by ordering your FREE POS pack and joining in our display competition. The poster is a nod to author Sophie Green’s love for libraries and is designed as an exclusive print by illustrator Karl Mountford.
Piccadilly Press are offering 200 free packs for public and school libraries plus display competition
The Potkin and Stubbs pack includes:
- 2x Exclusive Karl Mountford Love your Library Posters
- x1 Peligan City Map
- 10x Postcards per library
- 20x Bookmarks per library
- Group discussion ideas
- Creative Writing prompts
- Download link to reprint any of the above assets
All libraries who share their displays will be entered into a prize draw to win a visit from author Sophie Green plus advance class set of The Haunting of Peligan City: Potkin and Stubbs 2.
About Potkin and Stubbs
Lil Potkin lives in bleak Peligan City. Her mum works in City Hall and is rarely at home, so aspiring journalist Lil has all the time she needs to explore the city in her bright yellow raincoat, investigating unsolved stories.
One rainy evening Lil meets a sad-looking boy sitting by himself in the bus station and buys him a hot chocolate. That night Lil wakes to find him in her bedroom. He doesn't want to admit to being a ghost, but when he finally remembers his name (Nedly . . . possibly) he explains that he needs Lil's help to find out what happened to him after he disappeared from his orphanage a year ago.
So Lil and Nedly – aka Potkin and Stubbs – team up to solve their mystery, and they call in the reluctant help of once-famous detective Abe Mandrel. He agrees to help them with the Stubbs case if they help him find the criminal who escaped justice and cost him his career.
Except – Mandrel thinks it's only Lil he's working with. And Lil realises she is the only person in the whole of Peligan City who can see Nedly. Which can come in handy when trying to solve crime…
You can order these brilliant packs until 22 March (but they may sell out before this date).
If you order a Potkin and Stubbs pack you are agreeing to share photos on social media using #LilPotkinForLibraries and tagging @PiccadillyPress and @readingagency. You will also need to feedback on how you used the provided resources to Kimberley Sheehan by 30 May. Please do not order the pack if you cannot commit to this.
The publisher will be dispatching your resources. They will receive a dispatch list with your contact name and work address (which you give) for delivery. They will only deliver the pack requested and the dispatch list will then be deleted after the packs have been sent.
Can we use #LilPotkinForLibraries
Author Twitter Sophie Green: https://twitter.com/GreenSofe
Illustrator twitter Karl Mountford https://twitter.com/karlj_mountford
Illustrator Instagram Karl Mountford https://www.instagram.com/karljamesmountford/?hl=en