Inspiring Young Readers
The Paperbag Princess: A Fairytale Worthy of Our Daughters posted on 11 Apr 2021
Guest reviewer, Joanna Lim thinks about how 'The Paper Bag Princess' by Robert Munsch provides a strong message about gender equality
En-or-mous-ly Brave posted on 01 Apr 2021
As I very much enjoyed the first unusual book by this imaginative author/ illustrator, I was keen to see the next one.
Gold Band Maverick Early Readers posted on 29 Mar 2021
This is another great selection of little Early Reader books from my favourite reading scheme...
The Animals of Madame Malone’s Music Hall posted on 22 Mar 2021
When Callie heads off to the seaside to stay with her Gran, she has sun, sea and sand in mind.
The Dog that Saved the World (Cup) posted on 17 Mar 2021
For people of my vintage, the dog Pickles was the other star of England’s 1966 triumph in the football World Cup.
Not in that Dress, Princess! posted on 14 Mar 2021
What a joy to see a picture book cover with an evidently brave young Princess cleaning the teeth of a hippopotamus as he lazes in the water.
We Played with Fire posted on 07 Mar 2021
This captivating Young Adult novel was inspired by the true story of the Fox sisters who claimed to be able to speak with the spirits of the dead.
Sunday Rain posted on 03 Mar 2021
The cover of this enchanting new picture book shows two young children playing with a boat in a puddle...
The Girl with her Head in the Clouds posted on 24 Feb 2021
There is a fine line between being brave and being reckless, although I must admit that I have never been either of these, either as a child or an adult.
Maverick Early Readers : Purple Band posted on 14 Feb 2021
One of the most enticing features of any books published by Maverick are the illustrations on each book cover.