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#BookReview: My Town by Angela P. Arrhenius #MPBooks

My Town book coverTitle: My Town

Author/Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius

Publisher: Walker Studio

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: There’s so much to see in town!
Take a walk and discover all the sights in this colourful picture dictionary.  Can you spot the people who are wandering from page to page?
A stylish book for little explorers.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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#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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#BookReview: Scream All Night by Derek Milman #MPBooks

Scream All Night book coverTitle: Scream All Night

Author: Derek Milman

Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Genre: YA Contemporary

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Description: DARIO HEYWARD KNOWS ONE THING He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film–The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past–and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy–and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens–Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past–and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?Read More »