Facts About the Summer Reading Challenge


Here are a few reasons to get involved in this summer’s reading challenge.


Book Review: The Only Lonely Panda



The Only Lonely Panda Jonny Lambert Little Tiger Press Deep in the forest, a lonely panda sits among the bamboos longing for a friend. He sets his sights on another panda; but how to go about making friends with her, that is the thorny question. He spends time observing his fellow forest animals: first the […]

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Event: Saturday 29th July ~ The Wood Street Walk and Plaza Party — Wood Street First


Just a quick reminder we are holding our Summer Event this Saturday (29/7) on the Wood Street Plaza. The event will consist of a fun walk starting around 2pm followed by a buskers and barbecue party from 4pm – 8pm. There is a free inflatable for the children along with entertainment, Please see below:- Please […]

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Book review: A ‘great series’ The Butterfly Mother reviews Maverick’s Early Readers!


The Butterfly Mother and young aspiring reader 4 year old Caterpillar enthusiastically trialled our lower-banded Early Readers recently. At the end of August we will have a full 40 titles across 8 colour bands! About the two pink banded books Laura said: ‘High frequency words are also listed at the beginning, along with helpful illustrations […]

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Book Review: You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop)



You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop) Akala and Sav Akyüz Oxford University Press Rhythm, rhyme and repetition, the 3 Rs of reading come together in a book with an important theme from award winning hip hop artist Akala and illustrator Sav Akyüz. It features in particular pals, Hip the wise, top hat sporting, rapping […]

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Book Review: Cat In A Box



Cat in a Box Jo Williamson Scholastic The joys of being a family cat are chronicled through the eyes and voice of one particular black and white moggy. She starts by waking the household – a gentle walk over the twins, a more vigorous pushing and miaowing for the grownups. As the family day unfolds, […]

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