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#Poetry: You Are No Friend #MPBooks

Shadow man
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A slightly weird poem today, emotionally driven as usual though, and this time dedicated to everyone who’s ever felt like they’ve had a strange shadow following them….Read More »

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#BookReview: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis #MPBooks

Alan's Big Scary Teeth book coverTitle: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Author/Illustrator: Jarvis

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Board book, Humour

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Description: This is Alan.  Alan is very scary.  He says things like “I’M BIG, SCARY ALAN!  FEAR MY RAZOR-SHARP TEETH!”  But all is not as it seems.  Alan, you see, has a very BIG (not-so-scary) secret…Read More »

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#BookReview: Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love #MPBooks

Julian is a Mermaid book coverTitle: Julian is a Mermaid

Author/Illustrator: Jessica Love

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: The day Julian sees three mesmerizing women, everything changes.  All he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself.
But what will his Nana think?Read More »

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No I Will NOT Review Your Book! And Here’s Why… #MPBooks

Today’s post is a bit of a rant…

When asking for reviews for their books from bloggers and other influencers, authors can make a whole host of mistakes.  While there’s plenty of ways to go about asking for reviews, authors often don’t realise that it’s not just their chances of a review that’s at stake.  The whole way an author acts from asking for the review to receiving it affects how future bloggers/influencers will react to them.  So if you’re an author, you’d better beware, and don’t make the mistakes that this author has…Read More »

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#BookReview: The Teenage Guide to Life Online by Nicola Morgan #MPBooks

The Teenage Guide to Life Online book coverTitle: The Teenage Guide to Life Online

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Teen/YA, Non-fiction, Advice/Self-help

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Description: The internet is part of our daily lives – most of us check our phones far more often than we’d care to admit.  We love our little devices…but too much time online can lead to stress, over-sharing, low self-esteem, loss of concentration and may expose us to online abuse.

Award-winning author Nicola Morgan provides a balanced and well-researched look at what happens to us all, young and old, when we spend time on our screens; the wonderful positives and worrying negatives.  This book will empower you to take control of your time online – to keep it from controlling you!Read More »

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#BookReview: My RSPB Nature Clipboard #MPBooks

My RSPB Nature Clipboard book coverTitle: My RSPB Nature Clipboard

Author: Eryl Nash

Illustrator: Hannah Tolson

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s activity set

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Description: Explore the great outdoors with your Nature Clipboard!
Become an expert wildlife detective!  Follow step-by-step crafts, find top tips and discover the nature on your doorstep.  Packed with activities and 60 things to spot, this kit has everything you need to get exploring.Read More »