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Submissions Closing 1st December


Calling all authors! Our submissions will be closing on 1st December for a few months to help us catch up on all the submissions we have received this year and start the new year raring to go. If you have been wanting to submit to Maverick, now is the time to get those manuscripts written, edited and sent in!

Before you do, please remember to ensure all manuscripts adhere to our guidelines on our submissions page. Click here to watch our video and find out what you need to do before you send us your manuscript.

 To submit right now, click here. Good luck and happy writing!

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George and the New Craze book tour!

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Alice Hemming is currently on a mini book tour for her new book George and the New Craze

Here are picture from her reading sessions at Waterstones on Monday.

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Alice will be appearing at several more venues throughout the summer including:

Watton at Stone Holiday Club on Friday 19th August

Leaf Cafe on Wednesday 24th August

To view all of our authors’ event dates, visit our google calendar.

Buy George and the New Craze here.


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Enough Posters for Queen Fluff!

IMG_4074What a glorious sight to be seen in the window of Waterstones Warrington….Queen Fluff would thoroughly approve!  All in preparation for Rachel Lyon’s event on the 3rd July (have a look on our calendar page for more details).

Of course Mucky (I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn) and the Childe (Childe of Hale) have also made an appearance.  Set to be a fantastic event!

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Rachel Lyon on the cover of Local Life

Once upon a time-1Maverick author, Rachel Lyon makes the front cover of her local edition of Local Life magazine.  

Rachel is very proactive in her local area and does lots of events with her three Maverick books, The Cautionary Tale of the Childe of Hale, I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn and her newly published, Not Enough for Queen Fluff.

Not Enough for Queen Fluff is sitting in pride of place in the window of Waterstone’s Liverool One.

For more info on some of Rachel’s upcoming events, visit our calendar page.

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Dinosaur Day Success!

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Steve Howson, author of Hocus Pocus Diplodocuswas joined by fellow dinosaur enthusiast, Louise Aaron, author of  Jamasaurus, to host a memorable Dinosaur Day with Bradford Libraries.

Steve and Louise both read their dino books and then entertained the children with dino themed games. To top it all off, the libraries made sure there were plenty of dinosaur books on the shelves for the children to extend the fun by taking a dino tale home.

Read the full coverage of the day here.

Buy Hocus Pocus Diplodocus here.

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A visit and a half to Chicken and Frog bookshop!

On Saturday, Amanda Brandon finished World Book Week in style with a visit to the brilliant Chicken and Frog bookshop.

She read the two books in her Granny Mutton Yarn series, A Scarf and a Half and A Box of Socks. She completed the reading with her real life scarf and a half which she knitted herself!

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She finished the visit with a collage sheep activity and all in all it was a brilliant end to World Book Week!

Amanda’s third Granny Mutton Yarn story, A Knit and a Knot, will be published 28th September 2016.

Read more about the event here and see what else is happening at Chicken and Frog.

Buy A Scarf and a Half

But A Box of Socks 


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Maverick World Book Week!

It’s World Book Day next Thursday meaning we have a very exciting and bookish week ahead of us! Our authors will be celebrating World Book Week in force and will be making multiple school visits during the week. Check out the full details on our calendar page. Here is a breakdown of where they will be!

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For the full list of events next week, go to our calendar. Happy reading everyone!

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Lollipop puppets and sing-a-longs with Tracy Gunaratnam!

Last week, Tracy Gunaratnam joined Ashburton Library for their regular Book Buddies session and read her charming story, Preposterous Rhinoceros. The children joined Tracy for jungle sing-a-long and then made Preposterous Rhinoceros badges and lollipop puppets!

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Tracy will be at Croydon Library for National Storytelling Week in February 2016. Check out our other author’s events in our event calendar.

Buy preposterous Rhinoceros here.

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Not Without my Whale author helps open brand new library


Billy Coughlan, author of Not Without my Whale, joined the celebrations at Hamford Primary Academy and helped open their brand new children’s library. She joined Christopher William Hill, author of the Tales from Schwartzgarden series, to open the library last Friday.

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They entertained the children with extracts from their stories and tales of writing and then cut the ribbon, officially opening the library.

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Karen Owen joins Maverick Storyteller Lorna for Story Carousel session


Karen Owen partnered up with Maverick storyteller, Lorna Gill, for a special Story Carousel session in Brighton and Hove yesterday.

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Lorna runs her story sessions twice weekly in different locations in Brighton and Hove. She reads picture books and then bases the rest of her session around the story which comprises of craft activities, sensory play, games and another story to calm everyone down! Lorna also sells Maverick books at her session as part of our new Storytelling Scheme.

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Yesterday, Karen joined Lorna at one of her sessions in Hove and took part in all the fun and wackiness that a story carousel session has to offer! She read her story As Quiet as a Mouse to the children which included making lots of noise with a noisy drum. She then joined in with the craft activity which was making an Edgar elephant and really tapped into her inner child (as she does most days!)

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Check out the Maverick Storytelling scheme and find out how you can get involved.

Find out more about Lorna’s Story Carousel sessions here.

Buy As Quiet as a Mouse here.

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