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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: Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDolnald & Peter H. Reynolds #MPBooks

Judy Moody Saves the World book coverTitle: Judy Moody Saves the World!

Author: Megan McDonald

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/middle grade fiction, humour

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Description: Where would the world be without Judy Moody?
Learning about the destruction of the rainforest puts Judy in the mood to whip the planet into shape.  Someone needs to save the world, and she’s the girl to do it!
The adventures of Judy Moody are sure to put you into a very Judy Moody mood!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: Judy Moody by Megan McDonald & Peter H. Reynolds #MPBooks

Judy Moody book coverTitle: Judy Moody

Author: Megan McDonald

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/middle grade fiction, humour

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Description: Meet Judy Moody, the queen of moods! 
Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods – Judy Moody has them all.
Meet Judy, her little “bother” Stink, her friend Rocky and her “pest” friend Frank.  They’re sure to put you in a very Judy Moody mood!

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#BookReview: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God by Rob Lloyd Jones #MPBooks

Jake Atlas 2 book coverTitle: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Jake Atlas #2)

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Middle grade/Older Children’s fiction, Action, Adventure

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Description: Jake Atlas and his family are on the run.  They’re on a mission to stop the mysterious People of the Snake from hiding the secret to the history of humankind.
But the international police are chasing Jake and his family through the jungles of Honduras – one of the most dangerous places in the world.

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#BookHaul: Walker Books April 2018 #MPBooks

Another wonderful bundle of books came recently even though I still have a lot of catching up to do with my previous hauls from last month.  All of the following books come courtesy of the wonderful people at Walker Books and it’s an interesting selection of books from board books, middle grade to an historical fiction YA!  Apologies for the (still) slightly out of focus photographs.  I tried a new camera and I had to give it back as it’s images came out grainy and out of focus (so worse than my phone!) …buying a new camera on a budget doesn’t seem to be so easy.

Let’s start with the picture books (full blurbs will appear on reviews):

Walker April 2018 picture books
A mixture of fun board books, picture books and an activity kit!

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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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