Book Review: Maverick Junior Fiction

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Maverick is already well established itself as a picture book publisher; now they make their first foray into junior fiction with a trio of exciting titles: Grandma Bendy and the Great Snake Escape Izy Penguin Rickety Rocket Alice Hemming and Emma Randall Letter to Pluto Lou Treleaven Maverick Arts Publishing Grandma Bendy boasts an interesting […]

via Maverick Junior Fiction — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: The Liszts

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We clearly love a good picture book and we’ve never hidden our love of an outstandingly quirky picture book that stands apart from all of the rest and ‘The Liszts‘ does exactly that! A totally unique story re-enforcing the need to live for the moment, ‘The Liszts‘ provides an offbeat and unconventional fable and a most memorable one […]

via The Liszts by Kyo Maclear & Júlia Sardà (Andersen Press) — picture books blogger

Book Reviews: The Building Boy / Here Comes Mr Postmouse

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The Building Boy Ross Montgomery and David Lichfield Faber Children’s Books This is a powerfully moving story at the heart of which lies the relationship between a boy and his Grandma who had once been an award-winning architect. Before bedtime in the house they shared, the two would snuggle together and Grandma would show her […]

via The Building Boy / Here Comes Mr Postman — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: The Polar Bear

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If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing Jenni Desmond‘s work before, you’ll know how she delivers on all fronts with her picture books. Stunning illustrative style, delicate but powerful story-telling and an in-depth knowledge of her subject matter. ‘The Polar Bear‘ is testament to all of that and then some! Following the success of ‘The Blue […]

via The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond (Enchanted Lion Books) — picture books blogger

Book Review: I Saw Anaconda

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I Saw Anaconda Jane Clarke and Emma Dodd Nosy Crow Most of us are familiar with the nursery favourite, ‘There was an old woman who swallowed a fly’. What Jane Clarke provides herein is a riotous reworking of the rhyme featuring a little boy – the narrator – and a gigantic, guzzling anaconda intent on […]

via I Saw Anaconda — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ – An Early Reader with Maverick Books — Clare Helen Welsh

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Yesterday we returned to Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth, almost a year to the day that ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits’ was first launched! This time we were celebrating the news that Oliver and the pirate mice will be published as an early reader (purple band) by Maverick Books, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou. Of course, no celebration is […]

via ‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ – An Early Reader with Maverick Books — Clare Helen Welsh