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‘This is a tale well worth a read.’ The Breadcrumb Forest Rates Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage

Tracy from The Breadcrumb Forest was left wanting Moore after reading Agent Starling, continue reading to check out how Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage compares; If you’ve had time to read Jenny Moore’s brilliant Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans (link to review) , then you’ll know that this author’s writing is full of high-paced, hilarious and quirky ideas. If …

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‘If you’re in lockdown with a Reception age child, I would recommend any of these new books’ Chez L’Abeille Reviews Our New Yellow Early Readers

Cathy Bee at Chez L’Abeille has kindly reviewed our latest Yellow Early Readers, find out what she thought below; Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words.They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have …

‘If you’re in lockdown with a Reception age child, I would recommend any of these new books’ Chez L’Abeille Reviews Our New Yellow Early ReadersRead More »

‘As well as the history and brilliant story, this book is also beautifully illustrated throughout’ Kate Poels Takes a Trip Back in Time with Saviour Pirotta’s, The Stolen Spear

Kate Poels has taken a trip back in time to the Neolithic era, in Saviour Pirotta’s Stone Age series – Wolfsong. Take a look at Kate’s review of book one, The Stolen Spear;  I found this story fascinating for many reasons, not least the fact that it is based on an era of our history that …

‘As well as the history and brilliant story, this book is also beautifully illustrated throughout’ Kate Poels Takes a Trip Back in Time with Saviour Pirotta’s, The Stolen SpearRead More »

Celebration for an Out-Of-This-World Picture Book, The Spacesuit, by Alison Donald.

Talented author, Alison Donald, was presented with the Maverick Book of the Year 2019 award for her fabulous narrative non-fiction picture book, The Spacesuit. Surrounded by the Maverick team, Alison celebrated her win in Horsham with a special lunch in town, consisting of great food and even greater wine! The presentation of the winner’s trophy …

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‘This book gives an insight into science and inventing as well as being inquisitive, patience, motivation and perseverance’ What’s Good To Read Dives into Mister T.V.

David at What’s Good To Read has dived into our second Non-fiction picture book, Mister T.V. written by Julie Fulton with endearing illustrations by Patrick Corrigan; Mister T.V. is a snapshot of John Logie Baird and his inventions, from being a child to adulthood. From a young age he was inventing things using bits and pieces found …

‘This book gives an insight into science and inventing as well as being inquisitive, patience, motivation and perseverance’ What’s Good To Read Dives into Mister T.V.Read More »

‘Humorous, action-packed pictures combine with terse text to create an engaging cautionary tale about greed.’ Kirkus Reviews Rate Alex Willmore’s, It’s MY Sausage

Kirkus Reviews have gotten their claws into Alex Willmore’s, It’s MY Sausage; Five hungry cats vie for one “yummy, scrummy sausage.” With a limited autumnal color palette, the cats and the owner’s home are realized in rough but expressive fashion. The text is short, with many onomatopoeic sounds and easy words enabling children to read …

‘Humorous, action-packed pictures combine with terse text to create an engaging cautionary tale about greed.’ Kirkus Reviews Rate Alex Willmore’s, It’s MY SausageRead More »

‘A great addition to any collection.’ Leslie D Reviews Out-of-this-world Non-Fiction, The Spacesuit

Leslie D. has read and reviewed, out-of-this-world Non-Fiction Picture Book, The Spacesuit by Alison Donald, with nostalgic illustrations by Ariel landy; I read relatively few non-fiction books shelved in history sections, even picture books, but I’m glad I picked this one up. That it was about woman involved with the space program caught my attention; …

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‘This is now one of the most popular books in our household it has been read a number of times.’ BizzieBaby Product Testers Review Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball

The BizzieBaby product testers have been busy reviewing Tamara Small and the Monters’ Ball, written by Giles Paley-Phillips with ghouly illustrations by Gabriele Antonini; Product Tested By Julie Golding – Esme 4 years Julie Awarded The Maverick Book – Tamara Small and the Monsters Ball 5/5 This book looks like a well-made, good quality book with lovely bright …

‘This is now one of the most popular books in our household it has been read a number of times.’ BizzieBaby Product Testers Review Tamara Small and the Monsters’ BallRead More »

‘A good fable on the merits of sharing.’ Youth Services Book Reviews Read It’s MY Sausage, by Author/Illustrator Alex Willmore

Susan Harari, reviewer for Youth Services Book Review, rates Alex Willmore’s picture book, It’s MY Sausage, 4 out of 5 stars; What did you like about the book?  Five hungry kitties lunge at an unattended dinner plate, holding various vegetables and a luscious, bright orange sausage.  The yellow cat is the first to acquire and defend …

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