Monday, 18 July 2016

Book We're Loving from Maverick Arts Publishing

We really do love receiving books in the post to review so we're always excited when we get a delivery from Maverick Arts Publishing. They've sent us quite a few books recently so I decided to a round up of the books we've been loving.

Animal Magic by Phil Alcock

This is such a bright and colourful book with illustrations from Gina Maldonado. It's a fun rhyming book about an animal that can change into different animals. The book is really simple and easy to follow; perfect for younger children. I think I'll be taking this in my nursery story sack!

George and the New Craze by Alice Hemming

This is the third book in the George series from author Alice Hemming and illustrator Kimberley Scott. This book is similar to the previous two; bright and colourful illustrations and simple to follow text. In this book, there is a new craze sweeping the zoo: people cards! If your child loves animals then this is a great book for them as they'll be able to spot some well known favourites and discover some new, slightly unusual ones too.

Not Enough for Queen Fluff by Rachel Lyon

This is the story of a very spoilt bunny who lives in a fabulous castle and has a very big crown. But she feels a bit lonely and decides to write to the bunnies living in the town, asking if she can come for a visit. She soon finds herself having to eat some humble pie! Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, this isn't as brightly coloured as George and the New Craze but it is still a fun and engaging book as it is written in rhyme. It has a nice message behind it too.

Bossy Johnathan Fossy by Julie Fulton

This is the fifth book in the very popular Ever So series and Maverick kindly sent me the full series as the previous books have had a change of cover and are marked with the Ever So series logo. Bossy Johnathan Fossy, illustrated by Elina Ellis, is the story of a boy named Johnathan who is very bossy. The rest of the town are fed up with his constant demands and decide to teach him a lesson. We really love the books in the series.

Junior Fiction

This is a new category to the Maverick children's books aimed at children aged 6-9 years. There are currently 3 books in the junior fiction range which are due for release in October.

Rickety Rocket by Alice Hemming

This is the story of a girl named Spacey Stacey and her band of friends. They go on adventures on Planet Fiveways where they live. There are space missions and races, and dealing with pesky space bunnies. There are 3 books in the Spacey Stacey series, all illustrated by Emma Randall.

Letter to Pluto by Lou Trelaven

Because letter writing is seen as a dying art, Jon's teacher sets the class a task of writing a letter to a pen pal. But it isn't just any old pen pals; these are pen pals from outer space. Jon ends up with a girl pen pal which isn't too happy about because she is a girl and she's from Pluto, the most boring planet of all. Zachary loved the comic style illustrations in this book.

Grandma Bendy and the Great Snake Escape by Izy Penguin

This was Zachary's favourite book to read and I'm guessing it was because it takes place in a town called Pumperton. This book is about a girl named Lucy, who is being blamed for a deadly snake being released into the town. Along with her brother and her Grandma, they set off on a mission to find and capture the snake.

If you would like to find out more about these books, I filmed a video on my YouTube channel.

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