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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: 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: The Day Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains by Tom McLaughlin #MPBooks

The Day Aliens Nearly Ate Our Brains book coverTitle: The Day Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

Author/Illustrator: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/Middle Grade fiction, Humour

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Description:  Best friends Freddy and Sal have accidently started a SPACE WAR with Alan, a grumpy alien brain muncher from Planet Twang.  Soon the police, NASA and world leaders are getting involved.  Freddy is about to become the MOST FAMOUS KID in his town, for all the wrong reasons…Wolverhampton, we have a PROBLEM.

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#BookReview: Lucky Lazlo by Steve Light #MPBooks

Lucky Lazlo book coverTitle: Lucky Lazlo

Author/Illustrator: Steve Light

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: No knitting in the wings, no whistling in the building, and no flowers before a performance…theatres are very superstitious places!
But at the Peacock Theatre, where Alice in Wonderland is showing, a few rules have been broken…and Lazlo is in for a bit of bad luck!

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#BookReview: Tigress by Nick Dowson & Jane Chapman #MPBooks

Tigress book coverTitle: Tigress

Author: Nick Dowson

Illustrator: Jane Chapman

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, non-fiction, nature

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Description: Twigs with whiskers?  A tree with a tail?  Or is it a tigress, hiding?  Are you ready for some true tiger magic?

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