Mr B Guided Reading has reviewed Saviour Pirotta‘s Brand New Junior Fiction, The Stolen Spear with illustrations by Davide Ortu: Saviour Pirotta and Maverick Publishing have produced this exceptional story, set in the Late Neolithic period where man has learnt how to grow crops, keep farm animals and live as communities.Although this book is a…
Hope Corrinne Averiss and Sébastien Pelon Words & Pictures Finn is a small boy with a very large dog called Comet. The two are best friends and do pretty much everything together. One morning Comet isn’t his usual lively self: “He’s poorly,” Mum says, “he needs to go to the vet’s.” Off go Dad, Finn […]
Higher level early readers with approximately with 1000 to 1300 words, clear and easy to follow plot lines. Worth a look. Click here for more stories.
The Lost Book Margarita Surnaite Andersen Press Of all the rabbits in Rabbit Town Henry is the only one who isn’t a book enthusiast; he much prefers real life adventures. Then one day when he discovers a book in the hedgerow, he finds himself drawn into an adventure of his very own, not in Rabbit […]
Maisie’s Scrapbook Samuel Narh and Jo Loring-Fisher Lantana Publishing Five-year-old Maisie is the narrator of this celebration of unconditional parental love. In the end papers she shows us her scrapbook: her Dada shares tales of the spider she saves the world from (aka Ananse), while her Mama tells her ‘a bull is not a pet’. In […]
The Wall in the Middle of the Book Jon Agee Scallywag Press ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall’. So begins Robert Frost’s famous poem Mending Wall, and so it is too, with Jon Agee who has cleverly constructed a fable with a high brick wall running along the book’s gutter, with the action […]
Pirate Pug Laura James and Eglantine Ceulemans Bloomsbury Children’s Books Their latest adventure sees Pug and Lady Miranda holidaying in Pebbly Bay. They’re just preparing to indulge themselves in a hotel breakfast of some rather yummy jam tarts when in through the window flies a parrot. Showing a distinct lack of interest in the tasty […]