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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):

Walker July 2018 picture books
Lots of lovely picture books! 😀

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#BookReview: The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part Four No Place Like Home by Sheila Norton #MPBooks

The Pets at Primrose Cottage part four book coverTitle: The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part Four No Place Like Home

Author: Sheila Norton

Publisher: Ebury Digital

Genre: Contemporary

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Description:  With Emma’s past threatening to ruin her life in quiet Crickleford, she’s running out of options. If people – especially Matt, her reporter friend – find out her secret, it might force her to leave the place she’s come to think of as home.
When flooding strikes the town while Emma is looking after an elderly couple’s dog, she has to take her biggest risk yet – but could this be the one that blows her cover for good? And if it does, can Crickleford – and Matt – ever accept Emma for who she truly is?Read More »

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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.
But when Jabari’s turn comes, he squeezes his dad’s hand.  The diving board is high…and maybe a little scary.Read More »

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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 »

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#BookReview: The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies & Rebecca Cobb #MPBooks

The Day the War Came book coverTitle: The Day War Came

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description:  Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came and turned your town to rubble.  Imagine if you had to make a dangerous journey all alone, with no welcome at the end.  Imagine you had lost everything and everyone, and then a child, just like you, gave you something small but very, very precious…Read More »

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Book Piracy: Why Does it Happen and What Can We Do to Stop It? #MPBooks

Last week a new website became a hot topic on Twitter.  The website offers free downloads of digital books, many of them by some very well known authors, but it does this without the permission of those authors or their publishers.  The website is offering pirated copies of books, and many are willing to take them, but is there anything that can be done to stop this piracy, and can the reasons people give for distributing or taking pirated books ever be justified?Read More »