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#BookReview: Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies & James Croft #MPBooks

Surprising Sharks book coverTitle: Surprising Sharks

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: James Croft

Publisher: Walker Books

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

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Description: If someone says “SHARK!”, do you think giant, man-eating killer?  Then you’re in for a big surprise!  Most real sharks are not at all what you might expect…

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#BookReview: Mother’s Day by Shirley Hughes #MPBooks

Mother's Day book coverTitle: Mother’s Day

Author/Illustrator: Shirley Hughes

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: From the fun of waking Mum and Dad up in the morning, getting the bus into town with Mum or even stories all together at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a mother and child.

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#BookReview: Gizelle’s Bucket List – My Life With A Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt #MPBooks

Gizelle's Bucket List book coverTitle: Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Author: Lauren Fern Watt

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Genre: Non-fiction, Autobiography, Animals

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Description:  Gizelle, a big beautiful English mastiff, had always been there for Lauren during the most important times of her life.
She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and the painful reality of her mother’s alcoholism.  So when the news came that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, Lauren designed an epic bucket list to make the most out of the time they had left.  Their final heartwarming adventure would change her life forever.

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#BookReview: Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan #MPBooks

Begone the Raggedy Witches book coverTitle: Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

Author: Celine Kiernan

Illustrator: Victoria Semykina

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/Middle grade, Fantasy

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Description:  Mup’s dad has been kidnapped by witches, and Mup – along with her mam, brother and dog – must journey to an enchanted world to rescue him.
Danger awaits them.  Witches Borough is a beguiling place of rhyming crows, talking cats and forbidden magic, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches.  And Mam seems strange on this side of the border – striding, powerful and increasingly distant.
Even if they can save her father, Mup knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

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#BookReview: Ice Bear by Nicola Davies & Gary Blythe #MPBooks

Ice Bear book coverTitle: Ice Bear

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: Gary Blythe

Publisher: Walker Books

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

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Description: Huge and magnificent, the polar bear roams the frozen Arctic – a powerful hunter, tender mother and gentle playmate.  Come witness the majesty of ICE BEAR!

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#BookReview: Mad Diet by Suzanne Lockhart #MPBooks

Mad Diet book coverTitle: Mad Diet

Author: Suzanne Lockhart

Publisher: Coronet

Genre: Non-fiction, Diet, Health

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Description: Are you depressed or struggling to lose weight?  You are not alone.  1 in 4 people are suffering from mental health problems and two thirds of us are obese or overweight.  Something is clearly very wrong.  Mad Diet lifts the lid on what is really going on with our food and provides an easy guide to restoring your mind and waistline.

Mad Diet provides a fresh new approach to healthy eating, in a market full of ‘gurus’ who don’t have the scientific knowledge to back up their claims, Suzanne Lockhart provides an accessible, scientific and empowering approach to healthy eating.Read More »

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January 2018 Round-up #MPBooks

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So the first month of January feels as if it has flown by and I’ve been very busy.  Not only have I managed to post a lot of stuff on my blog and get back to pre-scheduling most posts, but I’ve also been busy in the offline world.  My time with blogging is going to be hampered a little bit though over the next month as I’ll be away for a bit, but I’ll still keep reading (I just can’t help but love reading!) and do my best to not let it look like I’ve disappeared.  To those kind friends who worry, don’t worry, I’m not pushing myself or anything, I have a lot of pre-saved posts all ready to go so you might not even notice I’m gone! lol  In the online world I also have some more exciting news to share but I want to save that until a little later when I’m sure everything’s going well.  So anyway, on to what’s happened in the last month…Read More »