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Cath Jones wows young fans at book events in September and October!

Cath Jones enjoyed a fun visit to The Sheen Bookshop on the 13th of September where she read from her Early Reader The Smart Hat and got stuck into some zany hat making!

On the 13th of October she met a gaggle of eager young fans at the Stream Walk Community Garden in Whitstable for a preview reading of her new picture book Bonkers About Beetroot. What a wonderful morning!

If this look like fun don’t miss Cath’s upcoming events! Our full calendar of author events is here.

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‘This laugh-out-loud story is packed with fun’ Lancashire Evening Post goes Bonkers About Beetroot!

The Lancashire Evening Post relished our latest picture book Bonkers About Beetroot by Cath Jones and wonderfully illustrated by Chris Jevons:

Starring an optimistic Zebra and a pessimistic Penguin, this laugh-out-loud story is packed with fun, frolics and a fantastic cast of animal characters.

Debut author Cath Jones lets her imagination run wild in this wacky safari adventure brought to life by Chris Jevons’ vibrant illustrations. No child can resist this riot of colour, creative antics and a VERY large beetroot!’

Many thanks, Pam!

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Read the full review here

Buy a copy of the book here

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The Letterpress Project interviews Maverick author Tracy Gunaratnam!

Karen at The Letterpress Project has just run an exclusive interview with Tracy Gunaratnam author of picture books Preposterous Rhinoceros and the new Hamster Sitter Wanted. Find out what inspires Tracy, what her favourite books are and what she thinks makes an extraordinary picture book here.

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Buy a copy of Preposterous Rhinoceros here or a copy of Hamster Sitter Wanted here

See The Letterpress Project’s review of Hamster Sitter Wanted here

 

 

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‘A breath of fresh air’ Books for Topics reviews our Early Readers scheme!

Books for Topics aims to provide recommendations of high quality texts that can be used by teachers and other professionals working in primary schools. They’ve just enthusiastically reviewed our Early Readers scheme and this is what they had to say:

We’ve been testing out Maverick Early Readers for a few weeks now and we are already big fans! Covering book bands from pink to purple, this series takes readers from the earliest stages of letter recognition and beginning blending to basic fluency and comprehension skills.  We like the way in which the stories contain simple introductory activities (such as letter tracing), key words, discussion ideas and fun comprehension quizzes. Our little readers loved the engaging style of the illustrations and the fun story lines that made a change from some of the more predictable stories in comparable early reading schemes. If you are looking for a breath of fresh air to top up your existing reading scheme, we recommend you give these a try!’

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Read the review here

There are 40 titles in the Early Readers scheme and these are available from the major wholesalers, library and school suppliers and good bookshops. See more about the scheme here

 

 

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‘Absolutely amazing’ Boolino adores our hamsters!

We’ve just spotted a fantastic review from Boolino for Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam which highlights the wonderful illustrations by Hannah Marks.

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‘The illustrations in Hamster Sitter Wanted are absolutely amazing. Each hamster has its own unique style and kids will adore searching through the pages looking for the hidden details. All the hamsters have different names, which made us laugh! Watch out for Stinky, he’s our favourite! Big brother and sisters and well as children with lots of cousins will appreciate this story as they know very well the chaos that comes with family visits!’

Read the full review and buy a copy of the book here

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‘Perfect bedtime stories’ Mia loves Wishker and The Snugglewump!

Mia and her mum, Becca, at Mummydaddymia gave a big thumbs up recently for Wishker by Heather Pindar and The Snugglewump by Lou Treleaven

‘We have really enjoyed reading The Snugglewump and Wishker over the past couple of weeks and Mia has found them both really lovely to read. They are perfect bedtime stories’

Read the full review here

Buy Wishker here and The Snugglewump here

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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

Buy a copy of the book 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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