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Top-class reading for young adventurers! The Lancashire Post reviews Dan Metcalf’s third instalment of the Dino Wars series; The Gladiator Games

Pam at The Lancashire Evening Post has just written a RAWR-ing review of Dan Metcalf‘s third Dino Wars instalment, The Gladiator Games, illustrated by Aaron Blecha: If exciting action adventures set in a dystopian future where dinosaurs live with humans is your idea of reading heaven, then dive into the fun with Dan Metcalf’s brilliant Dino Wars series. These thrilling, edge-of-the seat stories, set in a far future in which… Read More »Top-class reading for young adventurers! The Lancashire Post reviews Dan Metcalf’s third instalment of the Dino Wars series; The Gladiator Games

‘A fascinating glimpse at a woman behind the success of the first moon landing.’ Waking Brain Cells reviews Alison Donald’s Supersonic Picture Book

Tasha at Waking Brain Cells has written an out-of-this-world review of Alison Donald‘s non-fiction picture book, The Spacesuit: This nonfiction picture book tells the very interesting story of how the spacesuits for the moon landing were invented and designed. The interplay of engineers and seamstresses where everyone’s ideas were valid is an important piece. The focus on comfort as well as functionality made their suit the winner as well as… Read More »‘A fascinating glimpse at a woman behind the success of the first moon landing.’ Waking Brain Cells reviews Alison Donald’s Supersonic Picture Book

Mr B’s B-rilliant review of New Junior Fiction, The Stolen Spear

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 work of fiction, Pirotta does an outstanding job of drawing realistic links to the… Read More »Mr B’s B-rilliant review of New Junior Fiction, The Stolen Spear

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of orange squash… Library Girl and Book Boy review The Pirate Who Lost His Name

Jo at Library Girl and Book Boy has left a beauty of a review about Lou Treleaven‘s book The Pirate Who Lost His Name with illustrations by Genie Espinosa: There’s a very piratey pirate who has everything he needs: a parrot, an eyepatch, a boat. But one thing is missing and he just can’t find it – his name! No matter how hard he tries, he just can’t remember and… Read More »Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of orange squash… Library Girl and Book Boy review The Pirate Who Lost His Name

‘An introduction to the concept of sharing which should prompt some discussion with young readers.’ Father Reading shouts Mine! about Alex English’s Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine

Kieron and T at Father Reading Every Day SHARE their review of Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine by Alex English with illustrations by Emma Levey: A simple, recognisable story about the struggle to get children to share their toys. Parents will recognise Porcupine well but there is perhaps a missed opportunity with the final message as Porcupine doesn’t learn the error of his ways – he is more lucky… Read More »‘An introduction to the concept of sharing which should prompt some discussion with young readers.’ Father Reading shouts Mine! about Alex English’s Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine

‘A MONSTER of a book that will leave you not wanting to drink any carrot juice … or will it?’ What’s Good To Read reviews Buttercup Sunshine and The House on Hangman’s Hill

David at What’s Good to Read has had a THRILLING time reading Colin Mulhern’s second book in the Buttercup Sunshine series; The House on Hangman’s Hill Overall, the second book in this comedy horror series for children has continued in the same fun and scary vein as the first. It sees the delightful Buttercup encounter a weird new adventure in a cleverly and thrilling way and a great use of… Read More »‘A MONSTER of a book that will leave you not wanting to drink any carrot juice … or will it?’ What’s Good To Read reviews Buttercup Sunshine and The House on Hangman’s Hill

‘A brilliant twist, and one that had my seven year old in stitches!’ The Ish Mother cheers ‘Book-Ahoy’ for Lou Treleaven’s The Pirate Who Lost His Name

Bec at The Ish Mother has written a treasure of a review for Lou Treleaven‘s book The Pirate Who Lost His Name with illustrations by Genie Espinosa: Pirate stories are always a winner with young children, and the eponymous but anonymous pirate in this book is a really likable character – his embarrassment at forgetting his own name is endearing, and you can tell that he is a very friendly… Read More »‘A brilliant twist, and one that had my seven year old in stitches!’ The Ish Mother cheers ‘Book-Ahoy’ for Lou Treleaven’s The Pirate Who Lost His Name

‘A must for every bookshelf’ My Book Corner reviews I, Pod! by Rebecca Lisle

Sarah at My Book Corner has written a rocking book review for Rebecca Lisle‘s book I, Pod! with illustrations by Richard Watson. ‘I, Pod is a brilliant story of teamwork and the courage to succeed. Rebecca Lisle once again takes us on a journey to the stone age with her brilliant characters and storylines. Teamed with illustrator, Richard Watson, they have created a fantastic picture book that brings the animals to life… Read More »‘A must for every bookshelf’ My Book Corner reviews I, Pod! by Rebecca Lisle

‘I recommend that you read it for yourselves to see if it gets your foot tapping.’ A MOOsical review from The Letterpress Project

Karen from The Letterpress Project has recently had her feet tapping away reading The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos: ‘This is another triumph for Maverick Books, a publisher who pride themselves on producing well-paced picture books with an emphasis on memorable text and plentiful vibrant illustrations. I really enjoyed this unusual   ‘can do’ story with its underlying messages of optimism, creativity and working together. The way… Read More »‘I recommend that you read it for yourselves to see if it gets your foot tapping.’ A MOOsical review from The Letterpress Project

‘An original take on a pirate story.’ Madge Eekal reviews The Pirate Who Lost His Name

Thank you Madge Eekal Reviews for giving such an ARRGHmazing review of The Pirate Who Lost His Name by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Genie Espinosa: ‘An original take on a pirate story. This book’s wacky humour that will appeal to children of picture book age. I’ve now read a few books from Maverick by Lou Treleaven and her wacky imagination almost always appeals. In this story she doesn’t disappoint… Read More »‘An original take on a pirate story.’ Madge Eekal reviews The Pirate Who Lost His Name