News and Chronicle web exclusive: win Hello Kitty books

COLLINS is delighted to announce its partnership with Japanese company, Sanrio, to publish three new Hello Kitty dictionaries and three original activity learning books.

This new concept in publishing will enhance children’s learning through the most engaging, as well as informative, educational resources available.

The News and Chronicle is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Hello Kitty Dictionary and a Learn with Hello Kitty: Numbers book.

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To be in with a chance of winning, like our Facebook page Our Facebook page is, and leave a message with the answer to the question below.

This is the first time Hello Kitty - the incredibly popular Japanese character, created in 1974 - has featured in children’s dictionaries, and Collins hopes Hello Kitty will be a purrfect way to encourage children to start using dictionaries independently, the beginning of a lifetime’s enjoyment of words and their meanings.

Collins is publishing three dictionaries – My First Hello Kitty Dictionary, Hello Kitty Dictionary, and Gem Hello Kitty Dictionary – to cater for children aged five to seven, eight and over, and 10 years onwards respectively.

These specialised English resources are all produced with Collins unrivalled, authoritative language database, as well as featuring the much-loved Hello Kitty.

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HarperCollins Children’s Books is also publishing three activity books for children – Learn with Hello Kitty: Alphabet Letters, Learn with Hello Kitty: Numbers, and Learn with Hello Kitty: Starting to Write – catering for children aged three to five.

The content in each activity book is written by education experts and helpfully linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

With each publication, parents are able to join Hello Kitty as she helps their child develop early years numeracy and literacy skills in preparation for school; learning is enjoyable with Hello Kitty as she guides children through lots of exciting, educational activities.

With reward stickers, Collins Hello Kitty books are the must-have school-bag essentials for style-conscious fans of the cute kitten.

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Ideal for those who want to improve their proficiency in English and Maths, they are the definitive resource for children starting school, as well as returning students, and promise to brighten-up classrooms and get children learning independently.

With Collins Hello Kitty books, parents can be safe in the knowledge that Hello Kitty will support their child’s learning with her unique and captivating style.

Parents may save up to 50 per cent on Hello Kitty, and other essential books for their children’s school bag,

only when teachers at their children’s school register at For more information, visit

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To be in with a chance of winning our Hello Kitty prize courtesy of Collins, like our Facebook page and leave us a message with the answer to the following question.

What year was Hello Kitty created?

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, August 1. Our Facebook page is

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