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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 »

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#BookReview: Pink Tears by Hana Goldberg & Christina Kadmon

Pink Tears book coverTitle: Pink Tears

Author: Hana Goldberg

Illustrator: Christina Kadmon

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description:One day, when all children were playing with one another, nobody played with Lolly. She stood apart, tears choking her throat. At home, Lolly refused to tell her parents why she was sad. The next day, a strange thing happened… Read More »