Mega Machine Record Breakers – sent for review and giveaway

My son loves facts and figures, so the new Mega Machine Record Breakers book by Anne Rooney, published through Carlton Books on Thursday, is just perfect for him.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

The 112 page paperback book is aimed at children aged 7 years and over, and is packed full of information which any machine lover will enjoy. From the safest car to the longest bus, Mega Machine Record Breakers is crammed full of details on a wide variety of vehicles.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Each page is full of photographs and small chunks of facts for kids to enjoy, some vehicles will be familiar, and others like these motorbikes may be a little different from the ones they are used to seeing on the roads.

As you all know, my son is a lover of trains, and he was totally absorbed with the pages relating to his favourite mode of transport.  He’d have me booking flights to Japan in a flash, given half a chance, so he could try out the fastest passenger train for himself.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

He knows quite a bit about the Trans-Siberian Railway, but he didn’t know about the shortest train trip in the world.  Did you?

Mega Machine Record Breakers

We do like our cars in this household, and although we do particularly like our Ferrari’s, we can both appreciate the beauty of other brands.  The Bugatti Veyron is one such car, neither of us can quite imagine driving along with a top speed of 268mph, but wouldn’t it be fun to try?

Mega Machine Record Breakers

My son has been lucky enough to see a few of the land speed record vehicles at various museums, and their achievements really are quite something.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

We certainly haven’t come across the biggest land vehicle though, so Mega Machine Record Breakers has been a good way for my son to learn all about this beast of a machine.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

It’s a little know fact that Daddy P used to own a hovercraft, and we’ve been to watch them racing before.  We’ve yet to persuade my son to try a journey on one yet though.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

He’s been fascinated by the NASA X-43A and the thought of hypersonic travel.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

All in all, Mega Machine Record Breakers is a great book for children who love their facts.  There’s lots of information about vehicles we’ve not come across before and it’s thoroughly entertained my son.  Priced at £9.99, the book is available to pre-order from Carlton Books now.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.


I’ve teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Mega Machine Record Breakers worth £9.99 for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Carlton Books in order that they can arrange delivery.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

The giveaway will close on 3rd February 2019 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

Mega Machine Record Breakers worth £9.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

50 thoughts on “Mega Machine Record Breakers – sent for review and giveaway

  1. When I was younger, it was a motor bike, for the speed and the freedom. Not, it’s a car, which comes with climate control and comfort.

  2. I love a very high crane, I would love to be high up in one and move stuff around, must be great to work with such a view

  3. Lotus 7 Kit Car My husband made one from scratch it took him four years it’s brilliant and great for rides out especially in Summer

  4. Train/tube as much as we hate them we they aren’t running on time, they are great for getting you from A-B and you can look out the window. I would love to ride the bullet train in Japan!

  5. The classic old steam trains with the enclosed carriages we went on one and the experience was fantastic felt so free kids were standing with kids near open window was fantastic

  6. A vintage tram. My Mum has always loved them and collects pictures and models of them, and although like most northern kids I had childhood rides on the Blackpool trams, I didn’t really see the appeal. Then last summer we visited a tram museum in Dorset and took a ride on one – the tram trundled gently through beautiful coastal countryside and there was time to relax and enjoy the view, and I suddenly realised what the magic was! It’s great to be unhurried in these frenetic days.
    Jane Willis

  7. Trains, because they take me to my favourite people and bring my favourite people to me, plus I see the joy they bring my cousin’s little boy

  8. I like aeroplanes as they take me on holiday (or back home!) and it’s nice to see the views from outside the window from a different perspective

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