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‘Super-original and humorous’ Books for Topics reviews our three new junior fiction titles!

Books for Topics just posted some cracking reviews for our three new junior fiction titles:

Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven:

A fun chapter book on the theme of space, that suitably fills the chasm between this topic’s many great picture books and those middle grade novels pitched at older readers.  Readers will delight in the way in which the story unfolds with skilful humour and creativity, as the imagined space settlement on Pluto is steadily brought to life through the sequence of letters.’ 

Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha:

This is the first in a planned series of four Dino Wars books. A quick and action-packed read, this book follows the story of Adam, who lives with his friends in a futuristic city where humanity is on the brink of extinction after the devastating Dino Wars. This early chapter book is a good choice for dinosaur fans who enjoy action and adventure.’

Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming with illustrations by Kathryn Durst:

This super-original and humourous story has been selected for the The Reading Agency Summer Library Challenge 2018 and is one of my favourite books from Maverick Publishing so far.    …A laugh-out-loud adventure where classmates Arlo, Daisy-May and Nathan navigate the strangest school trip ever and Mrs Ogg quite remarkably manages to bring the best out of each child in the class. A really fun story that I recommend for 6-9 year olds.’

Many thanks, Alison!

Read the full review here