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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: 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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#BookReview: Yucky Worms by Vivian French & Jessica Ahlberg #MPBooks

Yucky Worms book coverTitle: Yucky Worms

Author: Vivian French

Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg

Publisher: Walker Books

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

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Description:  You can’t be FRIENDS with an earthworm…You can’t even tell WHICH end is which!  Or CAN you?

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#BookReview: Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies & Nick Maland #MPBooks

Big Blue Whale book coverTitle: Big Blue Whale

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: Nick Maland

Publisher: Walker Books

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

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Description: Bigger than a giraffe, bigger than an elephant, bigger than a dinosaur…the blue whale is the biggest creature that has ever lived on Earth!

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#BookReview: Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara #MPBooks

Hortense and the Shadow book coverTitle: Hortense and the Shadow

Author: Natalia O’Hara

Illustrator: Lauren O’Hara

Publisher: Puffin

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: “Through the dark and wolfish woods,
through the white and silent snow,
lived a small girl called Hortense.
Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . .
Hortense hated her shadow.”
A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.

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