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#BookReview: Judy Moody by Megan McDonald & Peter H. Reynolds #MPBooks

Judy Moody book coverTitle: Judy Moody

Author: Megan McDonald

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/middle grade fiction, humour

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Description: Meet Judy Moody, the queen of moods! 
Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods – Judy Moody has them all.
Meet Judy, her little “bother” Stink, her friend Rocky and her “pest” friend Frank.  They’re sure to put you in a very Judy Moody mood!

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#BookReview: Lift the Flap: Who is Sleeping? by Petr Horáček #MPBooks

Who is Sleeping? book reviewTitle: Who is Sleeping?

Author/Illustrator: Petr Horáček

Publisher: Baby Walker (Walker Books)

Genre: Young children’s bedtime, Learning

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Description: A lift the flap book to share with your baby.
Who is sleeping in the river, under the leaf and in the tree?  Lift the flaps and find out in this bedtime guessing game.

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#BookReview: Count with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins #MPBooks

Count with Little Fish book reviewTitle: Count with Little Fish

Author/Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre:  Young children’s non-fiction, Learning

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Description: I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea.  I’m off to count my fishy friends…Come and count with me!
Count from one to ten with Little Fish in this deep-sea delight from award-wining Lucy Cousins, creator of Hooray for Fish!

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#BookReview: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God by Rob Lloyd Jones #MPBooks

Jake Atlas 2 book coverTitle: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Jake Atlas #2)

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Middle grade/Older Children’s fiction, Action, Adventure

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Description: Jake Atlas and his family are on the run.  They’re on a mission to stop the mysterious People of the Snake from hiding the secret to the history of humankind.
But the international police are chasing Jake and his family through the jungles of Honduras – one of the most dangerous places in the world.

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#BookReview: Earth Verse – Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art by Sally M. Walker & William Grill #MPBooks

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Title: Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Author: Sally M. Walker

Illustrator: William Grill

Publisher: Walker Books

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

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Description: From the hidden wonders of fossilization , rocks and the water cycle to awe-inspiring spectacles like volcanoes, thunderstorms and glaciers, discover the magnificent way the world works in this unique and beautiful approach to earth science.
Sally M. Walker’s illuminating haikus about the extraordinary processes that happen all around us are vividly illustrated by William Grill award winning creator of Shakleton’s Journey.

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#BookReview: Surprising Birds – Lift-the-flap Colours by élo #MPBooks

Surprising Birds book coverTitle: Surprising Birds: Lift-the-flap Colours

Author/Illustrator: élo

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Baby/Children’s board book, Learning

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Description: A red wing, an orange beak or a vibrant tail – all of these birds have a surprise in store, lift the flaps and learn about colours!

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#BookReview: The Ogre by Doug Scott #MPBooks

The Ogre book coverTitle: The Ogre: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Author: Doug Scott

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

Genre: Non-fiction, Outdoors, Autobiography

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Description: On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of The Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse.

Rising to over 7,000 metres in the centre of the Karakoram, The Ogre – Baintha Brakk is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. First summited by Scott and Bonington in 1977 on expedition with Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite, Nick Estcourt, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine it waited almost twenty-four years for a second ascent, and a further eleven years for a third.

The Ogre, by legendary mountaineer Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has painstakingly researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the long overdue and very personal account of his and Bonington s first ascent and their dramatic week-long descent on which Scott suffered two broken legs and Bonington smashed ribs. Using newly discovered diaries, letters and audio tapes, it tells of the heroic and selfless roles played by Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine. When the desperate climbers finally made it back to base camp, they were to find it abandoned and themselves still a long way from safety.

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