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#Photography: A Cool Stream #Photo #Art #MPBooks

It is very hot in the UK at the moment and for many today may well be the hottest day of the year (and even since records began).  For those of you affected, like me, stay cool, hydrated and in the shade.  I hope you all stay well and just to cheer up anyone who may be feeling a bit miserable from the overly oppressive heat, here’s a photo I took a few weeks ago in London (before the grass began to dry out) of a cool stream…or is it a brook?  I don’t know what it is, but the sound of the water trickling in an otherwise quiet location is wonderful.  😎😎😎

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#BookHaul: Late Walker Books July 2018 #MPBooks

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a book haul and also a while since I’ve been properly active in the blogging community, apart from a few pre-scheduled posts.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts I’ve put out during my absence, including the recent (and very first on this blog) author interview.  I’ve not been very active lately due to health issues.  I don’t want to bore you guys, but I’ve not been very well lately, been having a lot of doctor appointments and, well, I’ve just been very unwell 😦 .  It’s affected my blogging, and I want to apologise to everyone who’s been waiting for reviews from me, I’ll be getting to them as soon as I can.  I don’t know how long it will be until I’m fully well again, but I just wanted to give you an update in case anyone was worried why I’ve sort of disappeared off social media and that ❤

In the meantime, I wanted to share this wonderful book post I got a couple of weeks ago from the very kind people at Walker Books.  It’s a little late but these are books that have all come out this month and I’ll be reviewing them here as soon as I can.  Let me know which books out of these interest you 🙂

Here are some picture books (descriptions from Walker Books email to me):

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Lots of lovely picture books! 😀

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#BookReview: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall #MPBooks

Jabari Jumps book coverTitle: Jabari Jumps

Author/Illustrator: Gaia Cornwall

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: Jabari watches the other kids jumping off the diving board.  “Looks easy,” he says.
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#Interview with Derek Milman, Author of Scream All Night #MPBooks

Today I’m very pleased to announce an interview with Derek Milman, author of the much anticipated  ‘Scream All Night’ a contemporary YA with a dark comedy twist.  The book is out on the 24th July, I’ve already been lucky enough to read it and will be sharing my views (they’re very positive) very soon.  But first an interview with the author himself 🙂Read More »