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‘There’s trickery, plenty of thrills, friendship, hope and determination aplenty in this twisting, turning Stone-Age tale’ Red Reading Hub is THRILLED by our new junior fiction titles.

Jill at Red Reading Hub, has written a thrilling review of our Maverick Junior Fiction reads, Saviour Pirotta’s, The Stolen Spear and Colin Mulhern’s, Buttercup Sunshine and the House on Hangman’s Hill: The Stolen Spear  The first in a new series set in the Late Neolithic period, on an island in the Orkneys, this is exciting historical fiction for primary age readers. The focus is on the narrator, young Wolf,… Read More »‘There’s trickery, plenty of thrills, friendship, hope and determination aplenty in this twisting, turning Stone-Age tale’ Red Reading Hub is THRILLED by our new junior fiction titles.

‘I can’t wait to read this book to my nephew and I’m sure he’ll ask for Book 2 and 3 soon after.’ Awfully Big Reviews gives The Stolen Spear, an awfully brilliant review.

Chitra Soundar from Awfully Big Reviews, has written an awfully brilliant review of Saviour Priotta’s new junior fiction, The Stolen Spear, illustrated by Davide Ortu: This is my first historical read set in the Stone Age. The author has weaved in the details and places we know about this generation into the story, while also keeping the language fresh and contemporary. The story is engaging and exciting for young readers… Read More »‘I can’t wait to read this book to my nephew and I’m sure he’ll ask for Book 2 and 3 soon after.’ Awfully Big Reviews gives The Stolen Spear, an awfully brilliant review.

‘I think children age 4-8 would like this book because it is a lot of fun to read.’ Story Island Reviews had a lot of fun with Pod and his search for the perfect pair of winter warmers

Isabelle, a lovely pupil from Ospringe Primary School, has written a PODtacular review of Rebecca Lisle‘s, Stone Underpants with illustrations by Richard Watson: What is the book about? ‘This book is about a young stone age boy called Pod, who is determined to find the perfect pair of underpants to warm his bottom. So, Pod set out on his journey to make his underpants.’ Who would like this book? ‘I think… Read More »â€˜I think children age 4-8 would like this book because it is a lot of fun to read.’ Story Island Reviews had a lot of fun with Pod and his search for the perfect pair of winter warmers

‘From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.’ What’s Good To Do enjoys the feisty felines of It’s MY Sausage by Alex Willmore

Laura from What’s Good To Do has reviewed Alex Willmore‘s feisty feline picture book, It’s MY Sausage: It’s MY Sausage, written and illustrated by Alex Willmore is a very enjoyable read for children as it is very calm and concise both in wording and illustration, which is something I feel children’s books can often get carried away with and this can cause children to very rapidly loose interest and any adult to… Read More »‘From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.’ What’s Good To Do enjoys the feisty felines of It’s MY Sausage by Alex Willmore

‘This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads’ The Ish Mother reviews the PAWsome, It’s MY Sausage

Bec, also known as The Ish Mother, has written a PAWsome review of Alex Willmore‘s debut picture book, It’s MY Sausage, both written and illustrated by the man himself: I love the simplicity of this book. There’s not a lot of text so it’s really easy for little ones to follow, but every word is used to full effect to tell the story – even the impressive array of onomatopoeias!… Read More »‘This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads’ The Ish Mother reviews the PAWsome, It’s MY Sausage

‘I can’t wait to read the next instalment’ Saviour Pirotta’s, The Stolen Spear hits the mark for My Book Corner

Sarah at My Book Corner has left a SPEARsome review of Saviour Pirotta‘s new book The Stolen Spear, with illustrations by Davide Ortu: Saviour Pirotta has created yet another enticing tale in the Wolfsong series. Basing his stories in 2500BC doesn’t phase the reader either because the moment you turn the first page you are immersed in Wolf’s world without a second thought to the era. His diligent research and… Read More »‘I can’t wait to read the next instalment’ Saviour Pirotta’s, The Stolen Spear hits the mark for My Book Corner

‘I’m a big fan of these books – they work well as individual readers but also as books to dip into with groups and the whole class.’ Chez L’Abeille reviews our non-fiction Early Readers

Cathy at Chez L’Abeille has written a great review of our new non-fiction Early Readers; Going Green, City Animals, Food for Thought and Our Place in Space: The books have the same set up as the other non-fiction readers. Zeek and Finn are providing essential information for extra-terrestrial tourists. This collection has a loose environmental theme, which will appeal to readers interested in the impact humans have on the world… Read More »‘I’m a big fan of these books – they work well as individual readers but also as books to dip into with groups and the whole class.’ Chez L’Abeille reviews our non-fiction Early Readers

‘Another great adventure from the Maverick stable to capture the imagination of the young reader’ The Letterpress Project Reviews Dan Metcalf’s Third Instalment of the Dino Wars Series

Terry at The Letterpress Project has reviewed the third instalment of the Dino Wars series; The Gladiator Games by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha: We’re back on the quest for crystals in this, the third part of a projected quartet of Dino Wars books. We have already reviewed Part One and Two and so I was keen to get my hands on this one to see what Adam and the rest of… Read More »‘Another great adventure from the Maverick stable to capture the imagination of the young reader’ The Letterpress Project Reviews Dan Metcalf’s Third Instalment of the Dino Wars Series

‘Maverick Publishing have pulled a blinder on this one – I’m sure KS1 audiences are going to absolutely adore it!’ Mr B reviews Alex Willmore’s New Picture Book, It’s MY Sausage.

Mr. B’s Guided Reading has written an amazing review of brand-new book, It’s MY Sausage, both written and illustrated by Alex Willmore: There are five cats but only one sausage – which means that our four-legged furry friends are going all out to claim that glorious sausage! They get up to all sorts in this simple yet hilariously illustrated picture book. There is plenty of repetition and humour, with the… Read More »‘Maverick Publishing have pulled a blinder on this one – I’m sure KS1 audiences are going to absolutely adore it!’ Mr B reviews Alex Willmore’s New Picture Book, It’s MY Sausage.

‘I’m not telling you how this one works out because you’ll want to read it for yourself.’ The Letterpress Project gives a SPOOKtacular review of the Buttercup Sunshine sequel

Terry at The Letterpress Project has written a SPOOKtacular review of Colin Mulhern’s Buttercup Sunshine sequel; Buttercup Sunshine and the House on Hangman’s Hill Back in June 2018, I reviewed the first instalment of the Buttercup Sunshine series, Buttercup Sunshine and the Zombies of Dooooom, which was great fun and promised a sequel for the Spring of 2019. Well, here it is – Buttercup Sunshine and the House on Hangman’s Hill. If… Read More »‘I’m not telling you how this one works out because you’ll want to read it for yourself.’ The Letterpress Project gives a SPOOKtacular review of the Buttercup Sunshine sequel