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‘a great little story that will keep young MOOsic lovers a-MOO-sed at bedtime’ an UDDERly FARMtastic review by What’s Good To Read

What’s Good To Read recently enjoyed reading Heather Pindar‘s new picture book The MOOsic Makers with illustrations by Barbara Barkos: ‘Heather Pindar has written a delightful story about musical animals and where the cows have to change their tune more than once to achieve their goal. It has a great use of word play and silly cow puns that keeps the reader (adult and children) entertained. The story has many layers… Read More »‘a great little story that will keep young MOOsic lovers a-MOO-sed at bedtime’ an UDDERly FARMtastic review by What’s Good To Read

‘Jon can’t wait to live on Pluto!’ and neither can My Book Corner, a super review of Teachers on Pluto

My Book Corner recently enjoyed travelling along with Jon to the planet Pluto! Thank you Sarah for the review of Teachers On Pluto by Lou Treleaven! ‘Told in letter format between all the characters, Lou Treleaven’s unique text and illustrations make this wonderful tale of friendship amid the solar system, one postcard and letter at a time. Great fun!’ Read the whole review here and buy a copy here 

‘A must-needed addition to any library, school or home’ My Book Corner’s out of this world review of The Spacesuit by Alison Donald

Thank you My Book Corner for the out of this world review of The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with beautifully crafted illustrations by Ariel Landy! ‘The moon walk anniversary is upon us and this picture book is a fantastic factual resource for all the family to learn more about the lead up to the ground-breaking journey by Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong. With wonderful timelines and text by Alison Donald… Read More »‘A must-needed addition to any library, school or home’ My Book Corner’s out of this world review of The Spacesuit by Alison Donald

Five Star review from What’s Good To Do that will make you want to read the book ‘again and again!’

Thanks to What’s Good To Do for writing a fantastic review of The Spacesuit by Alison Donald and Ariel Landy! ‘It rightly places them and the importance of their contribution right up there with the rest of the team, and does so in a way that I think empowers girls and women. The story is told in a humorous but very informative way, and one that both of the kids… Read More »Five Star review from What’s Good To Do that will make you want to read the book ‘again and again!’

Madge Eekal Reviews gobbles up cute new picture book Don’t Eat Pete!

Zoe at Madge Eekal Reviews has just done a wonderful review on Don’t Eat Pete! by Sue Walker and Carlo Beranek ‘A fantastical story about a troll with a very big appetite and a very frustrated pug. This is worth reading purely to find out how Pete the pug gets his revenge. The cartoon-like pictures are bright and appealing. Uncle Boll reminds me of a blue version of Shrek but it’s… Read More »Madge Eekal Reviews gobbles up cute new picture book Don’t Eat Pete!

‘A really inspiring story’ The Ish Mother’s super review for The Spacesuit!

The Ish Mother Bec posted a wonderful review for The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with illustrations by Ariel Landy over the weekend: ‘I love that the story starts with Ellie as a little girl learning to sew, making it relatable for children who have dreams and passions of their own. I also really like that there are facts dotted through the story and also at the beginning and end of… Read More »‘A really inspiring story’ The Ish Mother’s super review for The Spacesuit!

‘Well-told story, bold pictures and a series of clear messages’ Madge Eekal Reviews aMOOsed by The Moosic Makers!

Zoe at Madge Eekal Reviews recently enjoyed reading new picture book The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar with illustrations by  Barbara Bakos: ‘The story in The MOOsic Makers is more complex than many picture books and it is, therefore, most suitable for children at the top end of the picture book age range. The story is, however, clearly told and the concept – farm animals making money – is likely to have… Read More »‘Well-told story, bold pictures and a series of clear messages’ Madge Eekal Reviews aMOOsed by The Moosic Makers!

‘Amazingly presented and got rave reviews from my class’ Addicted to Books road-tests some new non-fiction Early Readers!

Teacher Mrs Wylie on the Book Addict site has road-tested our new non-fiction Early Readers with her class and posted some glowing reviews: Woah! What’s the Weather? ‘This book for young readers is full of fun facts and information about weather of all kinds. The information is presented in a very child-friendly way with beautiful, full colour pictures. It is presented from the point of view of aliens Finn and… Read More »‘Amazingly presented and got rave reviews from my class’ Addicted to Books road-tests some new non-fiction Early Readers!

The Letterpress Project on Don’t Eat Pete!: ‘I predict that this will be a huge hit with young children’

Karen at The Letterpress Project has recently enjoyed new picture book Don’t Eat Pete! by Sue Walker: ‘Trolls often get a negative role to play in children’s stories so it is refreshing to see a new gloriously illustrated picture book with simple rhyming text that gives a different perspective and puts an everyday troll family centre stage.  This laugh out loud picture book is generously packed with detailed and colourful… Read More »The Letterpress Project on Don’t Eat Pete!: ‘I predict that this will be a huge hit with young children’

‘A great story that will educate and hopefully inspire girls to get interested in space’ What’s Good to Read stellar review for The Spacesuit!

What’s Good to Read has just published a 5 STAR review for The Spacesuit by Alison Donald: ‘While we love Maverick Books already, this has to be our favourite so far, maybe because it is based on a true story. Children learn about space and moon landings at school but this book gives a small insight into the people behind the scenes with Eleanor Foraker and her team of seamstresses… Read More »‘A great story that will educate and hopefully inspire girls to get interested in space’ What’s Good to Read stellar review for The Spacesuit!