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The Snowflake Mistake to be read on CBeebies channel on the 15th December!

The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Maddie Frost will be read by Suranne Jones on the CBeebies channel on the 15th of December at 6:50pm! What a perfect Christmas story! Don’t miss it!

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You can buy a copy of this magical wintry book here

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Competition time! Calling all 2-6 year old artists: win a copy of Bonkers About Beetroot at Sheen Bookshop!

If you’re aged 2-6 years old, like to draw and fancy winning a copy of the fabulous Bonkers About Beetroot by author Cath Jones, then listen up!

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Bonkers About Beetroot is now on sale at Sheen Bookshop and we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner, to be chosen by Cath!

To enter, simply get your drawing or painting kits out and create a picture of a giant beetroot, a cheerful zebra, a grumpy penguin – or all three! Then pop your name, address, age and contact number on the back and drop your picture in to Roisin at Sheen Bookshop by 30 November 2017. Cath will judge the winner and if it’s you, you’ll receive your prize in the post!

Sheen Bookshop, 375 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen SW14 7NX

Good luck!

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‘A picture book that is sure to get children laughing, talking and thinking!’ Books for Topics reviews As Nice as Pie

Books for Topics just posted a wonderful review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard and illustrated by Tim Budgen:

We really enjoyed this story about a kindly old lady called Mavis who defies reader expectations by taking her fate into her own hands! When the many birds visiting Mavis begin to take advantage of her hospitality, Mavis promises a big surprise in the form of a gigantic pie. The birds are not the only ones surprised by the humorous plot turn in this story, with the narrative taking the reader on a twisty-turny journey along with Mavis as she teaches the birds a lesson and follows her own dreams to open a successful pie shop. Coupled with colourful illustrations that brightly capture all different kinds of garden birds, this is a picture book that is sure to get children laughing, talking and thinking!’

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Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans is Book of the Day at Boolino!

Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller and illustrated by Barbara Bakos is Book of the Day today at Boolino with a special 5% discount and free postage offer!

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If you haven’t already got a copy of this lovely book you can order here!

 

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Alison’s book launch at Waterstone’s covered in the Farnham Herald

Alison Donald‘s recent book launch at Waterstones in Farnham for her latest picture book Pirates in Classroom 3 was covered by the local paper the Farnham Herald accompanied by a lovely photo!

Farnham Photo Assignment Location: Waterstones Book Shop  Details: Author Alison Donald launching second picture book 'Pirates in Classroom 3' Names:  Reporter:  Photographer: Ruth  Date: 25/10/2017

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‘There is only one possible word I can use to describe 2017: BONKERS!’ Cath Jones interview in Papers Pens Poets!

Papers Pens Poets has just posted a cracking review with Bonkers About Beetroot author Cath Jones!

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Read about beetroot coloured pens, dotty notebooks and promises of more mutant vegetables in future stories here!

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5 STAR review from The Book Corner for Daddy and I!

Sam at The Book Corner gave Daddy and I by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Sophie Burrows a 5 STAR review recently!

I took this one into school, excited to read it with the children. I thought this maybe quite familiar for some children, perhaps those who spend their Saturdays or another day of the week with their daddy. Single parents are quite common now and for children to spend some time with one parent without the other being present, so I thought some children maybe able to draw similarities towards it. 

The children loved the story, it is of a child who spends her Saturdays with her daddy, he goes out for walks with her but they aren’t walks at all for the girl, she goes on adventures. The illustrations were lovely with pastel type colours used throughout. 

It is a book that the children engaged with and interacted with. They liked the rhyme and noticed this early on. We also used the book for discussion on the illustrations, we had a discussion on what imagination was and what this meant. 

I would recommend this story for single parent families especially so the child realises that other children see their parents of separate days too. It helps them to realise this is normal and it is also O.K. It also can bring lots of discussion in the classroom both socially but also picking the text apart as we did. 

I will read this book again to them as they enjoyed it so much, but I have a feeling this will be one that they also go to, to read independently.’

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‘This is a fun story with a strong message about being true to oneself’ Books for Topics reviews Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans

Books for Topics posted a great review for Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller and illustrated by Barbara Bakos. Thank you!

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Cath Jones in The Whitstable Gazette!

Cath was recently featured in her local paper The Whitstable Gazette which announced her new picture book Bonkers About Beetroot! Cath has been busy doing readings for children at various venues in Kent. Don’t miss her forthcoming events – a list of all author events is here.

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‘I took this into the classroom … they absolutely loved it’ The Book Corner test drives Bonkers About Beetroot

Sam at The Book Corner took Bonkers About Beetroot by Cath Jones and illustrated by Chris Jevons for a test drive with a classroom of five year old children and this is what happened:

I took this into the classroom to read to 30 5 year olds and to be honest I had no idea what to expect from them. I thought it was a bit of a nutty story but it turns out they absolutely loved it. 
The illustrations are beautiful and the colours really draw you in, this attracted me to the book before the title or the story as it really stood out. 

The zoo animals are all in despair, they are getting no visitors and they decide they need to do something to save the safari. The Zebra comes up with some wacky ideas, which leaves the penguin telling him he is bonkers. After some thought they decide to grow a beetroot, which gets so large they think it will attract visitors from miles around, but it gets too large and the story takes on an unexpected twist at the end. 

The children thought that this was funny and they now choose to read it independently during reading time.’

We’re so pleased they enjoyed it, Sam!

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