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Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 5

It’s the final stop on the Slug Love Blog Tour! What better way to end the tour than with another Q&A with author Cath Jones, hosted by Story Snug? ———- We are delighted to join author Cath Jones and illustrator Craig Shuttlewood on their Slug Love blog tour. I love gardening and luckily don’t seem to have too many problems with slugs. But I’ve started viewing them in a new… Read More »Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 5

Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 4

Hello on Day Four of the Slug Love Blog Tour! Today Heather Fishwick (@makexbelieveh) has written a fantastic review of Slug Love. Here’s what she thought: Today is my stop on the blog tour for this fun, gardening-themed picture book. Slug is desperate to make friends with the gardener. He tries tidying up the greenhouse and leaving messages in her favourite plants, but when faced with the bucket of doom,… Read More »Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 4

Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of the Slug Love Blog Tour! We’ve been treated to a hilarious, fun-filled Q&A with illustrator Craig Shuttlewood, hosted by the wonderful @family_book_club_. Together they discuss bugs, becoming an illustrator and naming pet slugs! ———- My children love this book so we were very excited to be able to host a Q and A with the amazing illustrator Craig Shuttlewood! 1. What’s your favourite minibeast and… Read More »Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 3

Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 2

Emma (aka Primary Teacher Bookshelf) has hosted an awesome Q&A with Slug Love author Cath Jones. Cath tells Emma about her love of gardening, the book’s beautiful illustrations (by Craig Shuttlewood), and even the dreaded ‘bucket of doom’… ———- Today I welcome author Cath Jones to the blog to chat about some of the green-fingered inspiration behind her adorable new picture book Slug Love. Welcome Cath! I’ve heard you’re a keen… Read More »Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 2

Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 1

It’s the first day of the Slug Love Blog Tour and Emily from Booksb4bedtime has written a wonderful review of the upcoming picture book. Here’s what she had to say: In ‘Slug Love’ by Cath Jones and Craig Shuttlewood @craigshuttlewood we meet Slug whose sole wish it is to become friends with the Gardener, but as Spider says: “NO-O-O-O!” shrieked Spider. “Gardeners HATE slugs!” On the very first spread the gardener… Read More »Slug Love Blog Tour: Day 1

‘Every bit as good as the best standalone books for emerging readers’ The Chicken Knitters gets a big thumbs up from Madge Eekal Reviews!

Madge Eekal Reviews has just published a glowing review of The Chicken Knitters (published 28 March 2019) a gold band Early Reader by wonderful storyteller Cath Jones: ‘The Chicken Knitters is a ‘Gold Level’ book in the Early Reading Scheme from Maverick Arts Publishing. I’ve now reviewed a handful of the books from this scheme… and I’ve been impressed by the quality and originality of the stories. However, this is the first… Read More »‘Every bit as good as the best standalone books for emerging readers’ The Chicken Knitters gets a big thumbs up from Madge Eekal Reviews!

Crochet Now has gone bonkers for Bonkers about Beetroot!

Crochet Now magazine has run a piece on Bonkers about Beetroot author Cath Jones‘ local crochet group who decided to create the characters from the popular picture book which won Maverick Book of the Year in 2017! You can buy a copy of this lovely title here    

‘Fun stories kids will relish’ Maverick picture books dazzle on their US debut in Midwest Book Review!

Midwest Book Review has just enthusiastically reviewed three of our picture books released for distribution in the US this month: ‘Two fine new picture book stories are recommended picks from Maverick Books and provide different tales and refreshingly new perspectives. Jessie Miller and Barbara Bakos’ Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans (9781848862821, $17.99) tells of a rooster excited by his new dazzling blue jeans. It’s always a risk trying out a new style,… Read More »‘Fun stories kids will relish’ Maverick picture books dazzle on their US debut in Midwest Book Review!

Maverick picture books prepare to delight American readers!

Maverick picture books will delight a whole new readership of children and adults from the 1st of September! Four of our most popular picture books will be published in the US in beautiful jacketed hardback editions priced at $17.99 each and distributed by Lerner Publishing. We are so excited to receive these advance copies in the office recently. Aren’t they lovely?  

‘Sure to have readers rooting for Zebra and laughing, too’ First Kirkus Reviews notice for Bonkers American release!

We were thrilled to see our very first review online today in Kirkus Reviews for the American edition of Bonkers by Cath Jones with illustrations by Chris Jevons. The book will be published in a hardback jacketed edition (ISBN 978-1-84886-310-1) on the 1st of September at a price of $17.99 and distributed by Lerner Books. ‘Jevons’ cartoon illustrations amplify the silly text’s humor with strong visual characterization and funny details. Sure to… Read More »‘Sure to have readers rooting for Zebra and laughing, too’ First Kirkus Reviews notice for Bonkers American release!