Maverick Books News & Media

Wahm Bahm Reviews

Wahm Bahm was recently listed as one of the top 10 kids’ book blogs and so we are really pleased that they were able to review two of our books:  Sparkle’s Song and the Fearsome Beastie. Here are a few quotations from their review: “I love the illustrations in Sparkle’s Song (and the girls were both quite taken by the glitter on the cover). The detail is gorgeous and you can… Read More »Wahm Bahm Reviews

Kids Book Reviews Reviews Goblin & the Girl

“As I read this book my heart ached for this young girl. Difference, we know, is something to be celebrated not ignored, however when you are younger the only thing you want is to conform. To belong. You don’t want anyone to see your flaws, somehow, you think it makes you weak and so you hide within yourself.” Read more

Review for Beastie in the Telegraph

Following hard on the heels from a great review from Julia Eccleshare of the Guardian, here is what the Telegraph say! The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips (Illustrated by Gabriele Antonini) is a Gruffalo-like monster story with catchy rhymes and colourful drawings. “Picture books that children will relish” By Martin Chilton, Digital Culture Editor, The Telegraph To buy the Beastie from the maverick shop please click here  

Easter Book Reviews

Here are some of the reviews posted up over Easter:   Really Missing Sleep Blog Grandma Bendy – “I like it that I can start drumming into my children at this young age that crime does not pay and how sad Grandma Bendy was when she was burgled which made her hand herself in!”  Read more The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble – “I quite like the idea of a Princess… Read More »Easter Book Reviews

Grandma Bendy Reviewed!

A fantastic first review for Grandma Bendy by Izy Penguin from Kooky Toon Book Corner. “This is a very kooky book which of course means I love it! Izy Penguin (isn’t that a wonderful name!) is a brilliant writer and gifted illustrator. She’s written a few books already: No Pets, Freddie & Friends, and I Spy. Grandma Bendy is the the only one I’ve read so far but I’m on the… Read More »Grandma Bendy Reviewed!

Book of the Month. Reviewed by Julia Eccleshare

We are thrilled that The Fearsome Beastie has been selected and reviewed by Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Editor of the Guardian. The Fearsome Beastie is Book of the Month one of the most respected review websites, To read the review and to buy the book from  the love reading site please click here. Click here to see The Fearsome Beastie on the maverick shop.

First Review for…The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

We have just had our first review for our new book ‘The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble’ written by Angela Mitchell and illustrated by Sarah Horne. The review is from The Kooky Toon Book Corner – here are a few quotes: “This is such a fantastic book. It’s an absolutely hilarious debut book from Angela Mitchell, who also works as a Librarian (my dream job!). I love that the Princess is 89 years old but… Read More »First Review for…The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

Grand Opening Day March 30th

  Welcome to the maverick shop where you can buy great  children’s books puzzles toys. Our official launch is Friday March 30th. We will have some special offers on the site from 10.00 a.m to 10.00pm so please come back and check us out!

The Beastie in Primary Times

  News of the Fearsome Beastie Book Marathon on World Book Day is published in this months Primary Times for Sussex.

Sunshine Smile Publications:Samantha Hale Interview

A fantastic interview with Samnatha Hale on the Sunshine Smile Publications website.  Read it here. Samantha talks about the inspiration behind Sparkle’s Song and how she came to have her story published.