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‘Amazingly presented and got rave reviews from my class’ Addicted to Books road-tests some new non-fiction Early Readers!

Teacher Mrs Wylie on the Book Addict site has road-tested our new non-fiction Early Readers with her class and posted some glowing reviews:

Woah! What’s the Weather?

This book for young readers is full of fun facts and information about weather of all kinds. The information is presented in a very child-friendly way with beautiful, full colour pictures. It is presented from the point of view of aliens Finn and Zeek, as a guide to fellow aliens who might need to prepare for visiting earth, which makes it unique and enjoyable for children. There is a detailed glossary and discussion questions at the end. Perfect for Guided Reading and group discussion.’

Dress to Impress

Again, the bright, colourful pictures add so much to the information that is being presented, leaving no doubt as to what is being discussed. It is a clear discussion of the many wonderful ways that people dress around the world. Perfect for helping children learn about other cultures and people from around the world.’

Wild and Wacky Animals

This was my favourite of the new non-fiction books that I read. The excellent descriptions and amazing pictures really made the animals jump off the page and come to life. It highlights some of the more unusual animals on the planet, such as the Axolotl and Hoatzin Bird. Packed with loads of interesting facts, this book is sure to capture the attention of every reader.’

All of these books were amazingly presented and got rave reviews from my class. We particularly liked the way they were written as alien guides. We thought this was really interesting. The boldly coloured pictures were great as well.’

Thank you! Read the whole review including comments from the students here. To find out more about the books and to order click on the titles above!

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‘A huge hit! Teacher reviewer Mrs Wylie and students love our new Graphic Reluctant Readers!

Primary school teacher Mrs Wylie posted a wonderful review for our 6 new Graphic Readers for reluctant readers on her book review site Addicted to Books:

The Graffix Books Reluctant Reader Series from Maverick Publishing is a great series of books to get reluctant readers hooked on reading again. The modern, up-to-date storylines, presented in a graphic novel style will grab attention at first glance.  I trialled them with a variety of readers of different ages and they were a huge hit!  I would highly recommend these books to everyone, reluctant reader or not.’

Read the whole review here. Buy copies here.


‘I really like the way that there was a background to the story and an introduction to the main characters at the front of the book. I trialled this book in my classroom and in the school library where it reached a wide audience and it was a big hit!’


A topic that is relevant to today in our time of Talent Competitions like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, this story is very appealing and was enjoyed by a wide range of readers in my school.  Everyone who read it asked for more books like this one. The colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text are enjoyable and weave an engrossing tale for all.’

Helix: The City of Chayos and Helix: The Stranger

Full of adventure and action, these books were a big hit with the children in my school, particularly the boys.  They’ve made me promise to get them the rest of the series!’

Dragon Lord

Of all the Graffix Books that I have read, this one was my favourite. I love dragons and dragon stories.’


Definitely a story for kids who may find themselves in a similar situation of being caught between pleasing their parents and being their own person.’

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‘Will leave the readers gasping for more’ 5 STAR review from Addicted to Books for Dino Wars: The Trials of Terror!

Book review site Addicted to Books give a wonderful 5 STAR review recently for the second book in the Dino Wars series by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha, Dino Wars: The Trials of Terror:

For fans of the first Dino Wars, this book does not disappoint!

This book is full of action from the word go.  With a cast of interesting characters that includes talking dinosaurs, this is a book for all fans of dinosaurs, adventure and excitement. It will leave the readers gasping for more and eager for the next instalment!

An extraordinary 5 stars for Dino Wars: The Trials of Terror!’

Thank you! Read the full review here and preorder a copy here.

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