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Simon and Schuster £6.99 So what did I think? An eye-wateringly funny and tender feelgood treat! Smart, much-loved only child Elektra loves acting, and yearns to break through as a young actor. So she throws herself into the rites of passage that every actor must go through in order to gain that ultimate dream-role. Soon, her […]

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‘Rabbit and Bear- Rabbit’s Bad Habits’ by Julian Gough and Jim Field. Published by Hodder £9.99 hardback Illustrated by Jim Field @_JimField Text by Julian Gough @juliangough So what did I think? I know people often say don’t judge a book by its cover, but for this book please do. The very first thing that I […]

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  Puffin Books. £6.99 Paperback Take a look inside here. Written by Will Mabbitt, illustrated by Fred Blunt When Sophie asks her dad for one more bedtime story, he tells her quite emphatically that it will be a short one. It’s a pink girlie one with a pretty lame opening. Sophie’s having none of it […]

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Puffin books £6.99 paperback The Penguin website says: ‘You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. And […]

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So what did I think? I’m a huge fan of the Barrington Stoke “Little Gems” series: the books are SO well designed with a nice-fit-in-your-hand size, thick cream paper, clear font, perfect text to image ratio…ah, I could go on… So I’m always checking out their latest stories.When  I spotted this one with the killer […]

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£6.99 Hodder Children’s Books/Hachette The Hachette website says: “A funny story about seeing the world from a different viewpoint. There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it […]

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Hi! Checkout this article by fellow Scbwi Nick Cross about children’s fiction and Minecraft! http://www.wordsandpics.org/2016/03/march-of-minecraft.html Nick has kindly included a mention of my self published book ‘The Cracker Hacker’! Thanks Nick, Pippa

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Text by Michelle Robinson (author of lots of books including ‘There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes’), illustrated by Tom McLaughlin (also author of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘). Puffin Books £6.99 Poor little Chicken Nugget. No one listens to you, and everyone else always has more than you. But when your funny looking long-lost cousin Franz turns up, you do […]

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£6.99 Nosy Crow Check out the link: you can read the first chapter! Cover artwork and chapter openers: Matt Saunders  Interior illustrations: Spike Gerrell The synopsis from Nosy Crow: When Albie’s mum dies, it’s natural he should wonder where she’s gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something […]

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The Accidental Prime Minister written and illustrated by Tom McLaughlin. Oxford University Press £6.99 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2016 (editor Clare Whitston) Synopsis from Good Reads: Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let’s face it, they’ve been rubbish! It’s time that a kid was in charge. Where there is grumpiness, may […]

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