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Saturday, 30 July 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW JULY 30th-31st

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a thrilling crime fantasy, an environmentally friendly giant, a far too well behaved goblin and a chilling horror!  All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!

BOOK OF THE WEEK


SIXOF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO
YOUNG ADULT 13+
A gambler; a convict, a runaway, a killer, a magician and a criminal mastermind attempt an impossible heist for untold riches. If they don’t kill each other first! This thrilling crime fantasy mixes two popular genres together to winning effect. Reminiscent of Ocean's Eleven and Now You See Me, it is told from multiple viewpoints that continually throws up cunning schemes, red herrings and nail biting action. Richly told their epic task will enthral and exhilarate.
ISBN: 9781780622286 PB Orion Childrens Books £7.99
5/5 Stars


THELONELY GIANT BY SOPHIE AMBROSE
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A beautiful modern day fable about conserving the environment, friendship and freedom. A giant loves to destroy all that is around him but when he's left alone with no home or friends he realises his terrible mistake and is determined to rectify it. Lovingly told with winsome illustrations this will charm any child whilst teaching them to value and respect the natural world and its inhabitants. Friendship is given freely and cannot be forced.
ISBN: 9781406361544 HB Walker Books Ltd £11.99
5/5 Stars




THEGOBLIN PRINCESS:SMOKY THE DRAGON BABY BY JENNY O'CONNOR
CHILDRENS 6+
Matty ,The Goblin Princess doesn't fit in to her world. She's too tidy and doesn't like slug porridge!Worse, her new pet dragon Smoky is too well behaved for her to keep. Can she find a way to make him naughty? Will the Forest Fairies help? Great for early readers and for those who don't like their princess’s pink and fluffy but smart and feisty! Suitable for boys and girls and lovers of Shrek and Rainbow Magic
ISBN: 9780571316588 PB  Faber & Faber £5.99
4/5 Stars




THECREEPER MAN BY DAWN KURTAGICH
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Two sisters are fighting for survival in a decaying mansion. A wood surrounding them is inching closer and there's a man with no eyes lurking. What secrets lie within them that they can't release? Can their one and only friend help? With darkly seductive writing full of shocking twist and turns, gruesome discoveries and broken but beguiling characters this is perfect for lovers of horror. A frightening tale about redemption, family and forgiveness.
ISBN: 9781510101685 PB Orion Childrens Books £7.99

5/5 Stars



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