Ahoy there young scallywags!

The countdown to Christmas is almost upon us and school children all over the world are beginning to get more and more excited in the lead up to the big day.

At this time of year Advent calendars are very popular, but here on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, school children I have visited are preparing to take up the Advent Reading Challenge.

Can you read a chapter a day in December to make your Christmas even more special?

Whilst Whitebeard doesn’t contain any chocolate, it does contain 24 fun-filled, bite-sized chapters and is absolutely jam-packed with festive adventure. So it’s just like an Advent calendar, but better! Way better!

After an exciting visit to St John’s Catholic Primary School in Narraweena (see picture above), the children there were the first to take up the challenge and now the whole school is making it an event.

Why not join in the fun too? If you complete the Whitebeard Advent Reading Challenge, you will receive a special message from Captain Whitebeard himself on Christmas Day.

If you live in Sydney, you can find your copy of Whitebeard on bookshelves at Humphrey’s newsagency in Manly, Berkelouw Bookstores, Harry Hartog’s Bookshops and the Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft. Alternatively, if you live in other regions, click the BUY NOW button below.