Girl Power Book Club

October 15th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Books

Hello Book Lovers! Looking for something new to read? We’ve got just the thing for you – our latest BOOK OF THE MONTH!

This month’s rad read is Nightmares by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller!

For more info, go to: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/nightmares/index.html

What is this book about? Nightmares can be pretty scary, but the good thing about them is that you can wake up from them, right? When Charlie Laird’s dad marries a lady who Charlie is pretty sure is a witch and they move into her creepy purple mansion, Charlie’s bad dreams start crossing over into reality. Eeek! Now it’s up to Charlie and his friends to stop the nightmares from taking over their town. This is the first book of a new trilogy!

Who should read this book? If you love a spooky story or a great imaginative tale, this is a read for you! It also has some pretty cool pictures too.

Tell me about the authors! Yep, this is the same Jason Segel who stars in The Muppets flicks! He was inspired by his own nightmares as a kid, Roald Dahl books and flicks like Lanyrinth and Goonies. Jason originally wrote the story as a script years ago and then teamed up with Kirsten Miller to turn it into a book. Kirsten is the author of the Kiki Strike and The Eternal Ones books!

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The Voice Kids on Tour!

September 29th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Music

The Voice Kids are out on the road and you can catch them live these school holidays with special guest, Harrison Craig! We caught up with winner, Alexa to to chat about the tour and what’s ahead after winning the first season of The Voice Kids.


How do you feel about hitting the road with The Voice Kids?
I’m feeling REALLY pumped and really excited. I’m so happy that I got chosen to do it. It’s going to be a blast!

Do you do anything special before you hit the stage?
I drink lots of water before I go on stage and take a deep breath. And then I just go into focus mode.

What was your favourite song to sing on The Voice Kids?
Well if I had to choose, probably ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey. That was definitely my favourite one! It just showcased my voice a lot and there’s just something about it that takes me into another world, which I think is really cool.

You were on Team Delta. Did Delta give you any advice after the show wrapped up?
Yes she did! She gave me lots of advice, like to smile and have fun because I was always focusing on the songs. She also taught me to have a positive outlook on things.

How did everyone at school react when you won?
The school was very supportive and everyone was super excited. When I came back they were waiting out there with signs and balloons, which was really nice!

After the tour wraps up, what’s next for you?
I guess I’m going to do some vocal lessons because I want to see where my voice goes and what I’m capable of doing. I also want to take piano lessons.

If you want to check out The Voice Kids live in concert, just go to www.thevoicekidsaustralia.com

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Planes: Fire and Rescue

September 17th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Movies

Your favourite high flying buddies are back! Dusty, Dottie, Leadbottom and a few new faces are switching gears from racing to firefighting. When Dusty’s engine is damaged, he realises he might not be able to race again. He joins forces with a fire and rescue department to help them put out some of the most dangerous fires in Piston Peak National Park. It’s time for Dusty to show his courage and become the true hero that he is!

Planes: Fire and Rescue is out in theatres September 18!

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WIN! Barbie and the Secret Door on DVD!

September 15th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Competition

Alexa thinks she’s just an ordinary princess but when she discovers a secret door to an enchanted world, she’s about to go on the biggest adventure of her life!

Alexa meets some of the most magical creatures including Romy, a beautiful mermaid and Nori, a sweet fairy who help her in this new world. When Alexa finds out a bratty princess named Malucia wants to rule, it’s up to her and her new friends to make things right. In this magical world, Alexa realises she has some pretty handy powers which she can use to save this new kingdom! Can Alexa protect her new friends from the evil Malucia?

We’ve got 10 copies of Barbie and the Secret Door on DVD to giveaway! Just enter your details below for your chance to win!

Barbie and the Secret Door is out on DVD, Digital and Triple Play with UltraViolet from September 18!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1. Competition is open to Australian residents only.
2. Competition starts on September 15, 2014 and ends 11:59pm on 29 September, 2014 AESDST.
3. This is a game of skill and entrants must answer this question in 25 words or less: ‘If you had your own secret kingdom, what is one thing you would have?’
4. Entries will be judged by the Girl Power editorial team who will determine the most creative answers.
5. Ten winners will receive Barbie and the Secret Door on DVD.
6. Total prize pool value is $349.50.
7. Entries will be judged on 29 September 2014 at nextmedia Level 6, 207 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065.
8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. All email addresses collected in the entry form will be added to the Girl Power Newsletter database.
10. You may unsubscribe from this free service at any time.

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Colour My World: Dove Cameron

September 15th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Art, craft and Design, Beauty, Celebrity, Competition, Fashion, Stuff, The Magazine

Hey Girl Powerettes,

We received a ton of super cool artwork for Colour My World: Dove Cameron. Choosing just three was a difficult task, but here they are…

Woah, great job Alexandra! We love the design on her skirt!

Super artwork, Ruby! The bright colours are awesome!

Well done, Ella! Dove suits dark hair - fabulous!

And the winner is….RUBY!! We love how bright and colourful you made Dove’s outfit! Congratulations! There’s an awesome prize coming your way!

The next Colour My World to be drawn is Colour My World: Lorde, so email your entry to girlpower@nextmedia.com.au OR send your entry to Girl Power, ‘Colour my World’ Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards, NSW 1590. Don’t forget to include your name, age and address so we can send you a prize if you win!

We can’t wait to see your awesome entries!

Lots of love,
The GP Team

xx

Girl Power Book Club

September 12th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Books

It’s that awesome time of the month when we reveal the BOOK OF THE MONTH!

Introducing you to the lovely world of two best friends, Tottie & Dot by Tania McCartney!

For more information go to www.tottieanddot.com

What is this book about? Tottie and Dot do everything together because that’s what besties do right?! They enjoy having tea parties and eating yummy treats like apricot sandwiches but their friendship is put to the test when they both try to build the best house. The girls become jealous and competitive when things don’t go to planned when their houses but most importantly their friendship starts to fall apart. Can Tottie and Dot remember the real meaning of their friendship?

Who should read this book? If you love a heartfelt story about friendship then this lovely read is for you! And if you also enjoy amazing illustrations, then you’ll be blown away by the beautiful pictures in this book.

Tell me about the author! Tania McCartney is an author and features writer who has released other children’s books including ‘Australian Story:An Illustrated Timeline’ and ‘Eco Warriors’. She is the owner of website www.kids-bookreview.com where they review heaps of children’s books, so check it out! The illustrations are done by the talented Tina Sterling. Tina is an illustrator, a graphic designer and used to design kids clothes! She’s collaborating again with Tania on an upcoming book – we can’t wait!

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WIN! Frozen and Monster High on DVD!

August 26th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Competition


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1. Competition is open to Australian residents only.
2. Competition starts on August 26, 2014 and ends 11:59pm on 22 September, 2014 AESDST.
3. This is a game of skill and entrants must answer this question in 25 words or less: ‘What is your favourite DVD to watch and why?’
4. Entries will be judged by the Girl Power editorial team who will determine the most creative answers.
5. Two winners will receive Frozen on Blu-ray and Monster High – Fright On & Escape From Skull Shores on DVD.
6. Total prize pool value is $135.80.
7. Entries will be judged on 22 September 2014 at nextmedia Level 6, 207 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065.
8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. All email addresses collected in the entry form will be added to the Girl Power Newsletter database.
10. You may unsubscribe from this free service at any time.

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Tunesday… brought to you by Taylor Swift!

August 19th, 2014 by Amy | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Music

Howdy Girl Powerettes! Today is Tuesday which means one very important thing… it’s TUNESDAY! YESSSSSSSS!

Today we’re super duper excited to bring you a BRAND NEW SONG by the one and only Taylor Swift! Woo hoo!


This completely rad song is called ‘Shake It Off’ and it’s available on iTunes NOW! Click here to buy the song and pre-order Taylor’s new album, 1989!

What do you think of Taylor’s new sound? We are LOVING it!

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Nickelodeon Slimefest

July 29th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Stuff

Hey Girl Powerettes! We’ve got some super exciting and slimetastic news!

The fine folk at Nickelodeon need your help! They, along with pop sensations Cody Simpson, Justice Crew and Timomatic are trying to break the world record for the most kids slimed! Ever!

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get slimed like the celebs do at Slimefest, here’s your chance! Make sure you grab a ticket from Ticketmaster to be a part of slime history!

Slimefest is on:

Friday, 26 September at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre (11am and 6pm)

Sunday, 28 September at Melbourne’s State Netball and Hockey Centre (11am and 6pm).

P.S. a 90 minute special featuring all the slimy highlights from the four shows will air exclusively on Nickelodeon on Monday, 29 September at 5pm! Make sure you tune in!

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Girl Power Book Club

July 29th, 2014 by Whitney | No Comments | Filed in Books

Dust off your thinking caps and get ready to solve some mysteries because it’s time for the BOOK OF THE MONTH from the Girl Power Book Club! Yipee!

This month’s book is…drum roll…Friday Barnes: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt!

What is this book about? An eleven year old girl detective named Friday Barnes who embarks on crime solving adventures at Highcrest Academy, the most elite boarding school in the whole country! Read this story to find out how she solves them, and if she can win over the cutest boy in school!

Who should read this book? Anybody who loves to read about a super cool and brave crime-fighting detective who not only has to deal with boy problems, but high school drama as well! This story has something for everyone!

Tell me about the author! R.A. Spratt is an award-winning author and television writer. She also wrote the Nanny Piggins series and plans to write a film script based on them! Keep an eye out for the next instalment of the Friday Barnes series, called Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion! We can’t wait!

Meet the author! If you live in Sydney, she will be appearing at ‘The Reading Hour’ at Chatswood Library on the 19th of August from 6-7pm. Make sure you drop by and say hi!

HAPPY READING GALS! Let us know what you think about Friday Barnes: Girl Detective! Comment below or email us at girlpower@nextmedia.com.au!

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