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#BookReview: Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies & James Croft #MPBooks

Surprising Sharks book coverTitle: Surprising Sharks

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: James Croft

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Non-fiction, Nature

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Description: If someone says “SHARK!”, do you think giant, man-eating killer?  Then you’re in for a big surprise!  Most real sharks are not at all what you might expect…

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#BookReview: Mother’s Day by Shirley Hughes #MPBooks

Mother's Day book coverTitle: Mother’s Day

Author/Illustrator: Shirley Hughes

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: From the fun of waking Mum and Dad up in the morning, getting the bus into town with Mum or even stories all together at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a mother and child.

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#BookReview: Gizelle’s Bucket List – My Life With A Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt #MPBooks

Gizelle's Bucket List book coverTitle: Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Author: Lauren Fern Watt

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Genre: Non-fiction, Autobiography, Animals

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Description:  Gizelle, a big beautiful English mastiff, had always been there for Lauren during the most important times of her life.
She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and the painful reality of her mother’s alcoholism.  So when the news came that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, Lauren designed an epic bucket list to make the most out of the time they had left.  Their final heartwarming adventure would change her life forever.

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#BookReview: Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan #MPBooks

Begone the Raggedy Witches book coverTitle: Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

Author: Celine Kiernan

Illustrator: Victoria Semykina

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/Middle grade, Fantasy

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Description:  Mup’s dad has been kidnapped by witches, and Mup – along with her mam, brother and dog – must journey to an enchanted world to rescue him.
Danger awaits them.  Witches Borough is a beguiling place of rhyming crows, talking cats and forbidden magic, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches.  And Mam seems strange on this side of the border – striding, powerful and increasingly distant.
Even if they can save her father, Mup knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

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#Poetry: Furever Mine #MPBooks

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Whether your valentine is a person or animal may you have a lovely day.  and for those that have no valentine, I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day too, and remember that people out there love you, whether lovers, family or friends 🙂 ❤   I hope you enjoy the below poem for this special day 🙂

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#BookHaul: Vertebrate Publishing February 2018 #MPBooks

I’m still not fully back to blogging yet but I got this wonderful book post recently and just had to share 🙂  This lovely package of books comes from the lovely people at Vertebrate Publishing.  There’s a real mix of different books here, fiction as well as non-fiction and I can’t wait to read them all!  Check these out and tell me if there’s anything that catches your eye?

First some biography style books (descriptions are a bit long):

 

Vertebrate books February 2018 biographies
Both hardbacks and a paperback, can’t wait to read these!

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#BookReview: Ice Bear by Nicola Davies & Gary Blythe #MPBooks

Ice Bear book coverTitle: Ice Bear

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: Gary Blythe

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Non-fiction, Nature

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Description: Huge and magnificent, the polar bear roams the frozen Arctic – a powerful hunter, tender mother and gentle playmate.  Come witness the majesty of ICE BEAR!

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