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The Janksters and the Pesky Parrot by Cid and Mo - A Review

The Janksters and the Pesky Parrot is the third book by authors Cid and Mo about Billy and Sam and the amazing, magical jokes they play.   706 more words

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Frank Einstein and the Anti-Matter Motor by Jon Scieszka - A Review

Jon Scieszka was one of the first authors to really show me how utterly anarchic and  brilliant picture books could be. I worshipped his book: The Stinky Cheese Man for many years, and pounced on whatever he published. 718 more words

Books For Boys

Why the self publishing revolution is good for girls’ books

Act Normal and self-publish – Why the self publishing revolution is good for girls’ books

Since my children got to the age where they’re starting to read independently, and I started writing the “Act Normal” series of children’s chapter books, I’ve been looking around at what kind of books are out there for young children.  892 more words

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis - A Review

My children introduced me to the world of Timmy Failure last summer when they bought the first two books in the series while we were on holiday, and laughed their way through them both. 476 more words

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Round one: Glory O’ Brien’s History of the Future VS Grasshopper Jungle AKA Chronicles of the Apocalypse

In Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A. S. King, Glory O’Brien has no future. Despite her impending high school graduation, and her talent as a reflective and creative photographer, Glory has applied to no colleges and made no plans. 788 more words

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Destination Earth by Ali Sparkes - A Review

I was sent a copy of Destination Earth by Ali Sparkes, for review by Amazon Vine in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

I had never read any Ali Sparkes before now, despite the fact that she is a prolific author and has won many awards, including The Blue Peter Book of the Year for her book Frozen in Time. 535 more words

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Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith - A Review

Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith is one of a series of books about Claude, a rather splendid dog who has an indefatigable appetite for new berets and a best friend called Sir. 245 more words

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