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#BookReview: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis #MPBooks

Alan's Big Scary Teeth book coverTitle: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Author/Illustrator: Jarvis

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Board book, Humour

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Description: This is Alan.  Alan is very scary.  He says things like “I’M BIG, SCARY ALAN!  FEAR MY RAZOR-SHARP TEETH!”  But all is not as it seems.  Alan, you see, has a very BIG (not-so-scary) secret…Read More »

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#BookReview: Square by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen #MPBooks

Square book coverTitle: Square

Author: Mac Barnett

Illustrator: Jon Klassen

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: This is a book about Square.  This book is also about Square’s friend Circle.  Square is trying to make something perfect, like Circle is.  Bit it’s really hard to make something perfect…Read More »

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#BookReview: Can’t Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman & Simona Ciraolo #MPBooks

Can't Catch Me book coverTitle: Can’t Catch Me!

Author: Timothy Knapman

Illustrator: Simona Cirolo

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: This is Jake, the fastest mouse in the world.  NO ONE can catch him.  Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear.  Poor Old Tom Cat doesn’t stand a chance.  Or…does he?Read More »

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#BookReview: Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Unusual Adventure by A. L. Kennedy & Gemma Correll #MPBooks

Uncle Shawn and Bill 2 book coverTitle: Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Adventure (Uncle Shawn and Bill #2)

Author: A. L. Kennedy

Illustrator: Gemma Correll

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/middle grade fiction, Humour

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Description: Uncle Shawn needs rescuing.  The evil Dr P’Klawz wants to squish all the Unusualness out of the world.  And he’s noticed that Uncle shawn is quite Unusual, Pajimminy-Crimminy Unusual, in fact.
Thank goodness Badger Bill won’t let anything bad happen to his best friend!  He’s never rescued anyone before, but he’s not alone.  he has four arguing llamas, a pirate boy, an invisible girl and lots of spiders to help him.  what could possibly go wrong?Read More »

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#BookReview: Stick & Fetch Investigate: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick

Stick and Fetch Barking up the Wrong Tree book coverTitle: Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Stick & Fetch Investigate)

Author: Philip Ardagh

Illustrator: Elissa Elwick

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/Middle grade, Humour

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Description: Sally Stick and her fellow detective (and best friend) Fetch are surprisingly good at solving unusual cases.  the cases may only exist inside their heads, and the clues may not exactly be clues, but that doesn’t stop them!

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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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#ChangeAWordRuinABook #MPBooks

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A few days ago I logged on to Twitter to find a fun hashtag going around. So popular was it that even some publishers were getting in on the action, adding their own ideas to the mix. The hashtag in question was #ChangeAWordRuinABook.

Many of you may have already seen this hashtag and even taken part, but for those of you who don’t know what it is, the idea is to change one word in a book title to give it a different meaning. Some of the results were hilarious and I couldn’t help but come up with a few of my own too. So today, I bring you a fun post, filled with some silly book titles.

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