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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: 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: One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies & Jane Chapman #MPBooks

One Tiny Turtle book coverTitle: One Tiny Turtle

Author: Nicola Davies

Illustrator: Jane Chapman

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Non-fiction, Nature

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Description:  Watch one tiny sea turtle grow bigger and bigger – then follow her back to the beach where she was born…

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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: Here Be Witches by Sarah Mussi #MPBooks

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Title: Here Be Witches (The Snowdownia Chronicles #2)

Author: Sarah Mussi

Publisher: Shrine Bell

Genre: Young Adult/Teen, Fantasy

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Description: All Ellie Morgan wants is to be with her one true love, Henry.
But she’s caught in the middle of a BATTLE as old as SNOWDON itself. A battle between GOOD and EVIL.
A WITCHES’ SPELL, cast high on the mountain, has sped up time and made matters MUCH WORSE. The dragons are awake; mythical creatures and evil ghosts have risen. And nearly all of them want Ellie DEAD.
Thank heavens for loyal friend George, disloyal bestie Rhi, and mysterious stranger, Davey. Armed with Granny Jones’s potions, Ellie and her companions must set out on a journey to REVERSE THE SPELL, stop the EVIL White Dragon and find Henry.
As an eternal winter tightens its grip on Snowdon, Ellie and her friends have just THREE DAYS to SURVIVE and complete their quest.

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10 Reasons Why #BookBloggers Refuse to Review Indie Books #MPBooks

Before anyone gets upset by the above title, I’m not having a go at bloggers or trying to upset any indie authors out there. Instead I want to write a post to explore the reasons why book bloggers might refuse to review books, and this is especially the case sometimes with indie titles.

Not all book bloggers refuse to review books, not all book bloggers refuse to review indie books, but sometimes they do. And when a blogger does, there’s no point in being upset, if you’re an author, as there are always reasons behind it.

Below are 10 random reasons, some by own, others I’ve found online, for why bloggers might, and I stress might, refuse to review a book. If you’re an author, especially an indie author, it might be worth reading this, and if you are a book blogger, do you agree?

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