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‘A smashing book for children – of all ages!’ Linda’s Book Bag is over the moon about The Spacesuit!

Linda at Linda’s Book Bag has posted such a terrific review for The Spacesuit by Alison Donald that we just had to quote most of it in full!: ‘What a wonderful, timely book The Spacesuit is. It might be designed for children but it brought back so many memories from 50 years ago for me and introduced me to a whole new aspect of the moon landings I’d never considered before. Just… Read More »‘A smashing book for children – of all ages!’ Linda’s Book Bag is over the moon about The Spacesuit!

‘Maverick have captured the very best of children’s fiction’ Linda’s Book Bag checks out 3 new picture books!

Linda’s Book Bag has posted a smashing review of three of our most recent picture books: ‘This is such a fun story with considerable humour for children and adults alike.  The Pirate Who Lost His Name has just enough piratey direct speech to give authenticity without undermining language acquisition for children. Indeed, the mis-use of ‘me’ instead of ‘my’, ‘ye’ for ‘you’ and ‘yer’ for ‘your’ would make excellent talking points… Read More »‘Maverick have captured the very best of children’s fiction’ Linda’s Book Bag checks out 3 new picture books!

‘A smashing children’s story’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews new purple band Early Reader!

We’ve spotted a lovely review from Linda’s Book Bag for new purple band Early Reader Wishker by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Sarah Jennings which was published just this week: ‘I thought the range of punctuation was very skilfully handled so that question marks, exclamation marks and ellipsis are naturally exemplified enabling emergent writers to see how they might be used. There’s a super use of language too with a… Read More »‘A smashing children’s story’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews new purple band Early Reader!

‘Brilliant for home or classroom reading’ Linda’s Book Bag jumps for joy over Froggy Day!

Linda’s Book Bag posted a ribbet-ing great review for new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with over 300 frog illustrations by the intrepid Barbara Bakos: ‘I loved this funny and engaging children’s read. Froggy Day is such a beautifully produced book with vibrant illustrations that not only enhance the story, but that are in a style that appeals to adults and children alike.  I thought the story was smashing as the… Read More »‘Brilliant for home or classroom reading’ Linda’s Book Bag jumps for joy over Froggy Day!

‘Super to share with children of indeterminate gender or who are adopted’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews Not Yet a Yeti!

Linda’s Book Bag has posted an absolutely smashing review of new picture book Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven will illustrations by Tony Neal: ‘Oh, this is a lovely children’s book. In common with all the Maverick children’s books I’ve read, Not Yet A Yeti is beautifully presented with glorious illustrations and a high quality feel. What is so appealing about Not Yet A Yeti is the wonderful message that being different is… Read More »‘Super to share with children of indeterminate gender or who are adopted’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews Not Yet a Yeti!

‘Perfect for school or home’ New Early Readers get the thumbs up from Linda’s Book Bag!

Linda’s Book Bag posted a wonderful review of two of our 10 new yellow and blue band Early Readers publishing at the end of August this week: ‘Both books are beautifully produced. They are just the right size for young children to handle and have the perfect length to keep focus and attention without overwhelming. The use of repetition helps reinforce the sounds and spellings in the vocabulary and there… Read More »‘Perfect for school or home’ New Early Readers get the thumbs up from Linda’s Book Bag!

‘A corker of a children’s book and I thoroughly recommend it’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews Buttercup Sunshine! 

Linda’s Book Bag just posted a fantastic review for Buttercup Sunshine and the Zombies of Dooooom by Colin Mulhern: ‘I thought Buttercup Sunshine and the Zombies of Dooooom was a cracking children’s book. It’s really well plotted with an ending that leads nicely into any future adventures for Buttercup. The language is so accessible that children could read it to themselves and I think it would be a perfect story for older… Read More »‘A corker of a children’s book and I thoroughly recommend it’ Linda’s Book Bag reviews Buttercup Sunshine!