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‘Cute story about resilience’ The Calgary Herald enjoys some seasonal magic in The Snowflake Mistake

The Calgary Herald has run a nice little review for the US edition of The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by the aptly named Maddie Frost:

Charming illustrations and rhyming text tell the fictional account of how snowflakes became unique. This cute story about resilience would be enjoyed by preschoolers and is also a great lead into the science behind the snow for older readers.’

Thank you! Order the book in the US here and from elsewhere here 

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Crochet Now has gone bonkers for Bonkers about Beetroot!

Crochet Now magazine has run a piece on Bonkers about Beetroot author Cath Jones‘ local crochet group who decided to create the characters from the popular picture book which won Maverick Book of the Year in 2017!

You can buy a copy of this lovely title here

 

 

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Two magical wintry books by Lou Treleaven to light up your little one!

We’ve noticed a define upward trend now that the weather is turning wintry in sales of two beautiful seasonal picture books by star author Lou Treleaven. Who wouldn’t want to cosy up with their favourite little one and enjoy inspirational stories with a gentle message of acceptance (and of course plenty of sparkly magic!) now that there is a chill in the air?

 

Buy your copy of The Snowflake Mistake here and Not Yet a Yeti here (lovely for Christmas presents too!)

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‘Wonderfully original and unfailingly entertaining’ Midwest Book Review highly recommends Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans!

Midwest Book Review has published a wonderful review of the US edition of Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller with illustrations by Barbara Bakos in its online magazine Children’s Bookwatch:

Rooster is so excited when his new skinny jeans arrive: the sparkling stitching, a striking gold hue, and the indigo denim, a dazzling blue! But what will the other animals think of his stunning new style? Charmingly written by Jessie Miller and delightfully illustrated by Barbara Bakos, “Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans” is a wonderfully original and unfailingly entertaining storybook tale for children ages 8 to 12, making it an ideal and certain to be enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for young readers.’

The US edition is distributed by Lerner Books in a jacketed hardback edition at $17.99 which can be ordered here.

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Game of Stones wins Sheffield Childrens Book Award – Picture Books!

Maverick Publishing are delighted to announce the success of their book Game of Stones in last weeks Sheffield children’s book award. The book written by Rebecca Lisle and illustrated by Richard Watson, won the picture book category (5-7 years), from a shortlist of Daisy Doodles (Oxford University Press) and Perfectly Norman (Bloomsbury). The award is voted by children from 222 school groups in the Sheffield area and several hundred children attend the actual ceremony. Past winners have included Michael Rosen, Kes Gray, J K Rowling and many other high profile household names during its 30 year history.

Both Rebecca and Richard attended the event, along with Maverick’s Managing Director, Steve Bicknell and Editor, Kimara Nye. Rebecca and Richard were thrilled to have ‘won an award voted for by children.’ Maverick MD, Steve commented, ‘This is our first major award in the past nine years of children’s publishing. We have been ‘knocking on the door’ for some time now and this success will spur on our very ambitious expansion plans.’

Game of Stones is the second book featuring the Stone Age character Pod and his inventions. The first book Stone Underpants was the winner of the EOCT/SLS Award earlier this year and a third book I, Pod is due to be published in April 2019.

Buy your copy of Game of Stones here.

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‘I love this book’ Some great reviews from parents on Bizziebaby for Froggy Day and Not Yet a Yeti!

Froggy Day

‘I love this book. The thought and creativity that has gone into this book is brilliant. I love the pictures and the play on words. I love the simplicity of each page. And the physical quality of the cover and the books pages is beautiful. It’s big and bold, easy and quick to read and a lot of fun for my 4 year old. Absolutely 5/5.’

Read all the reviews here 

Not Yet a Yeti

Neither of us have got bored of reading it yet. This is a great story presented in a fun way. There is an undertone of scary with the yetis, but not so much that she was scared. There was a good twist, with an underlying message. The ending wasn’t predictable.’ 

‘This is a really good story with a strong message and we both still enjoy reading it now as become one of Lizzie’s favourite books. Good quality, well written and lovely illustrations.’

Read all the reviews here

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‘Perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults’ Books for Topics enjoys a Froggy Day!

Books for Topics recently posted a cracking review for new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos:
‘This picture book offers a perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults too. The pictures are bright and the story is simplistic yet memorable and appealing to children from town and country alike.
However, it is the diversity of people such as Jan the female construction manager, which makes Froggy Day my kind of book. With the weather woman stating tomorrow looks to be ‘warm and bunny’, my fingers are crossed for a sequel.’
Thanks! Read the whole review here and buy a copy here
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30th Sheffield Children’s Book Awards announced tomorrow!

Steve and Kim have left for Sheffield and we are crossing all our fingers and toes here in the Maverick office for tomorrow’s announcement of the picture book winner! Our Game of Stones by Rebecca Lisle with illustrations by Richard Watson is on a shortlist of three.  Can’t wait to hear the result of the voting tomorrow!

 

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‘Useful in early discussions about gender and sexuality’ Book Murmuration enjoys a tale of acceptance and self-discovery in Not Yet a Yeti

Louise at Book Murmuration wrote a fantastic review of new picture book Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Tony Neal:

‘I loved this book. George *knows* he is a unicorn, knows with conviction, and his family love and support him. It is a book about discovering who we are and learning that people will love and support us no matter how we identify. It is clearly a book which would be useful in early discussions about gender and sexuality. Without being about those things, it helps children to understand that knowing deep down who we are is OK, even if it comes as a surprise to our family. 

I liked the idea of being a yeti as a choice – while some act ‘yeti’ without considering it, George knows that just isn’t him. This would be a lovely introduction to discussions about gender. How much of being a boy or a girl is fixed, and how much is about choice? About what we have picked up and learned along the way? 

There isn’t a negative moment in the story. It is an accepting, inclusive book which encourages young children to accept people for who they are. 

I also adore the illustrations – think snow, think rainbows and think yetis teasing the people who venture up the mountains. 

If you are looking for a narrative of acceptance and self-discovery, this one is perfect.’

Thanks, Louise! Read the full review here and buy a copy here

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‘A story for our times’ Father Reading Every Day highly recommends Not Yet a Yeti!

Father Reading Every Day has posted a wonderful review for new picture book by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Tony Neal, Not Yet a Yeti:

This is a beautiful little picture book that really does feel like a story for our times. A wonderfully written exploration of a hot topic that gently reinforces the positive message that it is ok to be different and ok to be yourself. This is something children need to hear and understand! The characters are both likeable and relatable, the story has an important message that it conveys without being preachy and the devine illustrations fill each spread with a pallete of blues and white. This is one we would highly recommend you add to your bookshelf!’

Read the full review here and buy a copy here

 

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