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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: 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: The City of Secret Rivers by Jacob Sager Weinstein #MPBooks

The City of Secret Rivers book coverTitle: The City of Secret Rivers

Author: Jacob Sager Weinstein

Illustrator: Euan Cook

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Older children’s/middle grade fiction, fantasy, comedy

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Description: Hyacinth Heyward has only just arrived in London, but she’s already accidentally unleashed magical powers flowing under the city.
Now her mother has been kidnapped by Royal Mail uniform-wearing monsters, and a giant pig in a swimsuit is insisting on an underground tea party.
Her new neighbour, Lady Roslyn, has other plans, and the clock is ticking.  Can Hyacinth save her mother and her city?Read More »