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Saturday, 28 May 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN MAY 28 TH-29TH

My childrens books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include the explosive final Cherub book, a sensitive picture book showing the young how to undertsand disability, an enchanting poetry book about ballet and an enviromentally themed adventure story. In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK
CHILDRENS 12+
The final cherub book goes out with a bang. Ryan Sharma is working undercover investigating a double kidnapping during which he must assemble a team of legendary cherub agents to save the day. These kids get away with what most would love to but can't. Strong characters and a crackling adventure with some cool gadgets and bond style villains thrown in, this has it all. Great appeal for girls and boys.
ISBN 9781444914122 HB Hodder Children’s £12.99
5/5 Stars




PERFECT BY NICOLA DAVIES
PICTURE BOOK 4+
The story of a young boy learning to accept his baby sister as being perfect in every way in spite of her disability. Perfect is an ideal way to open up the subject of disability with children, as well being a great story in its own right. Beautifully illustrated by Cathy Fisher using birds as a tool to symbolise his feelings this is a story of anticipation, disappointment, acceptance and, ultimately, love. Thoughtful and insightful.
ISBN: 9781910862469 PB Graffeg £8.99
5/5 Stars




BALLERINA BY EMILY HANCOX
CHILDRENS 7+
A delightful collection of poems for aspiring ballerinas everywhere. Taking you through a poetic journey of the life of a ballerina these beautiful poems will inspire and enthral dancers of all ages. Emily really captures the essence of all aspects of a dancers life from her first ballet class to her first performance. Its also a flip book so when you leaf through you can see a tiny ballerina dancing in the corner of the page!
ISBN 9780992762162 Tomser Cat Books £3.99
5/5 Stars




FENN HALFLIN AND THE FEARZERO BY FRANCESCA ARMOUR-CHELU
CHILDRENS 9+
The first in a chilling adventure series about a sinking world that subtly addresses themes of migration and global warming. The world is being unevenly divided and a young boy Fenn is on the run from the ruthless Terra Firma after spending his life hidden away. The waters are rising and resources are becoming scarce. Entering into a deadly game of cat and mouse will he fulfil his destiny? A great adventure with a heartfelt message.
ISBN 978140636911 PB Walker Books £6.99