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Mucky pays a visit to Australia!

Last week Mucky stopped by Wodonga Library in Australia for story time! Mrs Mac, and her lovable puppet assistant Bluey, read I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn by Rachel Lyon to the young and eager story lovers! The library has also begun to share Mrs Mac’s story time choices on Youtube so that everyone, everywhere can enjoy these wonderful stories. Watch the video below of her and Bluey reading… Read More »Mucky pays a visit to Australia!

Our Submissions are now closed!

We have decided to close our submissions for a short while in order to catch up with the stories we have received. We are hoping that by the time we reopen we will be able to cut down the response time to a short 3 months! Last week we announced that the submissions will be closing and implored all children’s writers out there to get their acts together and submit… Read More »Our Submissions are now closed!

It’s going to be a Maverick Summer!

Three of Maverick’s picture books have been selected to be a part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015 Record Breakers collection! The three books are: A Scarf and a Half by Amanda Brandon The Black and White Club by Alice Hemming I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn by Rachel Lyon Maverick are thrilled to have three books selected for the programme and the authors and illustrators involved are over the… Read More »It’s going to be a Maverick Summer!

Tidy comp from Tidy Books!

Maverick has teamed up with Tidy Books to put together a ‘tidy’ competition of epic proportions in honour of World Book Day! You can win the ultimate ‘First Library for your child: a Tidy Books Book Box plus a bundle of our best children’s picture books. World Book Day is the perfect opportunity to boost your child’s library and get them excited about reading. At Maverick, literacy and a love… Read More »Tidy comp from Tidy Books!

It’s World Book Day next week!

It’s World Book Day next week! World Book Day is all about celebrating books and getting children excited about reading. At Maverick, a love of books is at the heart of what we do. We create inspiring picture books with the aim of getting children excited about stories and encouraging them to learn to read those stories for themselves. Reading and books are, of course, a huge passion for our… Read More »It’s World Book Day next week!

Submissions are closing!

Our submissions will be closed from Thursday 5th March for a few months to catch up with the outstanding amount of submissions we have received over the last year. If you are planning to submit, then now is the time to get your manuscript written, edited and submitted! Go to our submission page and find out how to send us your manuscript. Things to do before you submit: 1. Read… Read More »Submissions are closing!

Daniel O’Dowd snapped up a review from the Book Bag!

The latest addition to the Ever So series, Daniel O’Dowd was ever so Loud, just keeps getting great reviews and now it can add a lovely positive review from the Book Bag to the list! We’d like to thank Rachel Spencer for her kind words on the boy with the supersonic voice! She said: ‘Overall I think this is a really fun book, with a nice plot and great illustrations by… Read More »Daniel O’Dowd snapped up a review from the Book Bag!

Hedgehugs needs your vote!

We were thrilled when Hedgehugs was announced as a finalist for The People’s Book Prize. Now we are thrilled that the Awards Ceremony this year will be broadcast live on Sky! It is going to be a very fancy affair indeed! Horace and Hattie would love to celebrate a victory on live TV, but to do that they need your vote! Register on the website to vote and leave a… Read More »Hedgehugs needs your vote!

Another review in the bag (the book bag) for Preposterous Rhinoceros!

Preposterous Rhinoceros, the first book written by Tracy Gunaratnam, as received yet another stellar review from The Book Bag. Reviewer Sam Tyler has given Preposterous Rhinoceros his endorsement and called it the ‘perfect book for sharing.’ ‘With a sweet central character who acts before he thinks, ‘Preposterous Rhinoceros’ is a perfect book for sharing. The story is well told and funny; full of nice ideas about the misinterpretation of words.… Read More »Another review in the bag (the book bag) for Preposterous Rhinoceros!

Amanda Brandon’s mural and a half!

Amanda Brandon, author of ‘A Scarf and a Half‘, visited Jacqson Diego Story Emporium to create the biggest scarf mural the world has ever seen! Amanda read the story of Little Lionel and his Granny to the children and then they enjoyed plenty of fun scarf and knitting related activities! Amanda said that the children most enjoyed seeing just how many people could be wrapped in ‘Granny Mutton’s scarf –… Read More »Amanda Brandon’s mural and a half!