Month: May 2020

‘Full of atmospheric illustrations, text and pictures combine to bring the Neolithic era to life.’ The NSTBA Reviews, The Whispering Stones

The team over at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award have reviewed Saviour Pirotta’s, The Whispering Stones – book two in the Wolfsong series with illustrations by Davide Ortu; Once again, superb story telling and history are combined in a book from Saviour Pirotta. Details of life in the Neolithic era are peppered throughout the …

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‘Definitely add a copy to primary school class collections and family bookshelves.’ Red Reading Hub Reviews Mister T.V.

Jill Bennett at Red Reading Hub has reviewed Julie Fulton’s brand new picture book, Mister T.V. illustrated by Patrick Corrigan;  It’s great to see more picture book non-fiction coming from Maverick with Julie Fulton’s STEM story based on the life of one of television’s inventors, John Logie Baird. There’s a history timeline in parallel with one for …

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‘This is lots of fun to read aloud’ Father Reading Reviews Moosic Makers by Heather Pindar

Kieron and T, over at Father Reading Every Day have reviewed the udderly funtastic, The Moosic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos; Joni is a farmer with a barn that plays host to two very talented, musical cows. Some of the other animals are sick of the cows, Celery and Nutmeg, getting all the attention …

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‘This book would made a great addition to any home library or early years classroom!’ Helen Ishmurzin Reviews Julie Fultons, Mister T.V.

Helen Ishmurzin has reviewed our second narrative non-fiction, Mister T.V. by Julie Fulton and Patrick Corrigan; Mister T.V. is an informative, child-friendly and humorous autobiography of John Logie Baird – the Scottish inventor of the first television set. From the simple but functional telephone lines that Baird created as a child in order to talk …

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‘The characters are excellent and will be loved by boys and girls aged 8 plus’ What’s Good to Read Reviews, The Whispering Stones

David from What’s Good to Read, has reviewed book two in the Wolfsong series, The Whispering Stones, by Saviour Pirotta and Davide Ortu; In The Whispering Stones Wolf is back, with the book continuing from where the first book finished. And he is back for another adventure across the lands. Wolf has successfully returned the spear …

‘The characters are excellent and will be loved by boys and girls aged 8 plus’ What’s Good to Read Reviews, The Whispering StonesRead More »

‘This book was truly a joy to read’ Youth Services Book Review; Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming

Rose Metayer, from Boston Latin School and a reviewer for Youth Services Book Review has reviewed book one in the Class X series; Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo, by Alice Hemming and Kathryn Durst. This book was truly a joy to read. It reminded me of an episode of the Magic School Bus. In the …

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‘Stuffed with silly, and with a massive gag-per-pence ratio’ A Snort-Induced Review of Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage

The funny folks over at Snort! have got their hands on Jenny Moore’s latest middle-grade adventure, Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage; If you like fart gags (and you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t) Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage is going to be right up your gate. That’s Norwegian for ‘street’. You can laminate that …

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‘It has excellent characters, is packed with adventure and humour and will appeal to children on lots of different levels.’ What’s Good to Read Reviews Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage

David at What’s Good to Read has delved into Jenny Moore’s new Middle-grade fiction, Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage; Jenny Moore’s Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage is a comedy adventure for children aged 7-12 years. It is fast paced, filled with humour, adventure and robots wanting vengeance. It makes a good story but also has …

‘It has excellent characters, is packed with adventure and humour and will appeal to children on lots of different levels.’ What’s Good to Read Reviews Audrey Orr and the Robot RageRead More »

‘A gripping tale during which its young protagonist narrator learns much about himself’ Red Reading Hub Ventures into the Neolithic

Jill Bennett from Red Reading Hub has ventured into the second addition in the Wolfsong series, The Whispering Stones, by Saviour Pirotta and illustrated by Davide Ortu;  Once again this is a gripping tale during which its young protagonist narrator learns much about himself, about the importance of choices and their consequences, about acceptance of past mistakes …

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