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‘Gentle little story that has a strong message’ Wonderful early review of The Snugglewump from The Letterpress Project

We’ve just had a great early review for The Snugglewump by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Kate Chappell from The Letterpress Project!

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‘I really liked this gentle little story that has a strong message about being confident about ones attributes, whatever these might be. I can imagine using it as a starting point for discussing this with very young children. It could also be used as a way into talking with children (and parents) about how they can have lots of imaginative fun with the simplest of items like the Snugglewump that are often much more adaptable that expensive gimmicky toys.’

Read the full review here

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Our lovely posters for Bologna Book Fair have just arrived!

Excitement in the office as we’ve just taken delivery of some lovely posters to adorn our stand at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Hedgehugs collection of books to be available in Afrikaans!

We are delighted that our Hedgehugs collection of picture books by  Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson will soon be published in Afrikaans by South African publisher Fantasi. What lovely covers!

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Our first Asian blog review!

Angeline Yeh and Aaryanna enjoyed How do you do, Mr Gnu? by Billy Coughlan and illustrated by Maddie Frost

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About Maverick she said:  ‘They have just come back from exhibiting at the Shanghai Book Fair for the first time where their books have met with great enthusiasm for their high quality writing and innovative, beautiful illustrations with appeal across cultures.’

See the whole review and some lovely photos here

Thank you!

 

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‘Will make you laugh out loud with glee’ A big thumbs up for As Nice as Pie from Book Lover Jo

Fantastic review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard and illustrated by Tim Budgen on Book Lover Jo

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‘Gary Sheppard has created a story which bounces off the pages with humour and energy, demanding to be read aloud with its lively rhymes. Tim Budgen’s illustrations are bright and colourful and filled with pure comic moments and a wonderful attention to detail.’

Read the full review here

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Two Maverick books chosen for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017!

We are delighted that two of our book have been chosen for the Reading Agency’s Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge this year!

Mine, Mine, Mine Said the Porcupine by Alex English and illustrated by Emma Levey is a charming story of sharing and friendship

The New LiBEARian by Alison Donald and illustrated by Alex Willmore is sure to please both book and bear lovers and is the perfect choice for a library reading challenge!

Participate at your local library now!

See the full list and more about the challenge here

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GRANNY MUTTON LIBRARY YARNS!

Children’s author Amanda Brandon will be bringing socks, scarves and sheep fun to Rayleigh Library to kick off World Book Day Week (27 Feb-4 March).

There will be story-telling, crafts and book signing from 10am to 12noon on Saturday February 25 based on Amanda’s farmyard Granny Mutton Yarn series of picture books, plus a chance to see Granny’s famous 13ft long knitted scarf!

Amanda’s latest book A Knit and a Knot features knitting mad Granny Mutton and grandson Little Lionel who becomes a detective to find her missing wool. The first book in the series A Scarf and a Half featured in a former Summer Reading Challenge list and was shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick children’s book award.

The free event is suitable for two to seven year olds but to ensure a space contact Rayleigh library on 01268 775830. For details of Amanda’s books go to www.amandabrandon.co.uk

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GRANNY MUTTON IN SIMPLY KNITTING MAGAZINE!

Granny Mutton (A Knit and a Knot, A Scarf and a Half and A Box of Socks) and her love of knitting have gone global thanks to a feature in this month’s Simply Knitting magazine.

The article by Judy Darley in issue 156 features an interview with author Amanda Brandon (below) and reveals how the Granny Mutton farmyard yarns are encouraging grandparents to teach their grandchildren to knit.

The magazine is sold as far afield as Australia and the USA. For more details go to www.theyarnloop.com

 

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‘An altogether tasty read aloud’ Wonderful review of As Nice as Pie on Red Reading Hub

Fantastic review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard and illustrated by Tim Budgen on Red Reading Hub

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‘Rhyming stories seem to be all the rage at the moment but unless they’re well written, the rhyme works against them. This one of Gary Sheppard’s, with its sprinklings of alliteration and jaunty rhythm works a treat. Add to that Tim Budgen’s chirpy, chucklesome illustrations and the outcome is an altogether tasty read aloud. And then there are those counting opportunities and potential for discussions on teamwork and sharing.’

See the full review here.

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‘A fun story with a nice message about looking for solutions to problems’ Super review of Mr Mustachio on Madhouse Family Reviews

Great review of Mr Mustachio by Yasmin Finch, illustrated by Abigail Tompkins, on Madhouse Family Reviews

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‘We’re into Movember, when multitudes of brave men across the country sprout dodgy facial hair across their chins and upper lips in the name of charity, and Maverick have the perfect book to mark the occasion’

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