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I want to be this cat! – Image from Pixabay.com

It’s been a few days since my last post but the truth is that I’m struggling and haven’t really been around for some time.  Many of you might have noticed I’ve been sort of missing on most of my social media accounts.  I’ve been putting out automatic posts on the blog and occasionally replying to comments, but I really haven’t been well lately and I’m so sorry for not being around.Read More »

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#BookReview: The Bees – Down in the Garden by DC Swain & Anna Bonita #MPBooks

The Bees Down in the Garden book coverTitle: The Bees (Down in the Garden book 1)

Author: DC Swain

Illustrator: Anna Bonita

Publisher: Cambridge Town Press

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description:  Down in the garden beyond the apple trees,
is a fading blue hive, full of busy bees…
Join the bees down in the garden on a day of fun, danger and adventure in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
With a whimsical story and crisp, original illustrations, this is a story your children will want to read again and again.Read More »

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#BookReview: Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien Slug Invasion Panic by Paul Whitfield #MPBooks

Pirate McSnottbeard 2 book coverTitle: Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien Slug Invasion Painic (Pirate McSnottbeard #2)

Author/Illustrator: Paul Whitfield

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s fiction/middle grade

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Description: Before you read this book you should know:
1) There’s a huge LIE in this book!
2) The book is SUPER, MEGA-SCARY.  (That’s scarier than a PIRATE in a BAD MOOD)
3) That’s because this book has ALIEN SLUGS, KILLER ROBOTS and GIANT WORMS.  And EVEN SCARIER than that…THEY’RE IN SPACE!Read More »

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#BookReview: Where’s Wally? Games on the Go! by Martin Handford #MPBooks

Where's Wally Games on the Go book coverTitle: Where’s Wally?  Games on the Go!  Puzzles, Activities & Searches

Author/Illustrator: Martin Handford

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Puzzle, Activity book

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Description:  Perfect for Wally Watchers on the go!  This travel activity book is packed with truly terrific puzzles, quizzes, mazes and searches – plus a bonus fold-out Wally board game.  The fun never stops with Where’s Wally?Read More »

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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 »