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Saturday, 9 July 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW JULY 9TH-10TH


My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a perfect holiday young adult fiction book of friendship, a beautiful picture book about the bee, a book that looks at  the in's and out's of various subjects perfect for inquisitive little minds and a dystopian thriller from best selling author and DJ Simon Mayo . All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!

BOOK OF THE WEEK



THE MOONLIGHT DREAMERS BY SIOBHAN CURHAM
YOUNG ADULT 12+
Four girls from all walks of life who's only bond is feeling like outsiders form a group called the Moonlight Dreamers. This absorbing tale of their highs and lows will draw you into their world and inspire you to celebrate your individuality. There is something to appeal to everyone and a good lesson to be learnt not to judge a book by its cover. A great contemporary summer read with a bit of Oscar Wilde thrown in.
ISBN 9781406365825 PB Walker Books £6.99
5/5 Stars





BEE BY PATRICIA HEGARTY & BRITTA TECKENTRUP
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A thought provoking book celebrating the importance of the bumble bee. This stunning book raises awareness of their plight inspiring our future generations to learn about their journey, gathering nectar and spreading life. The pages of this vibrant peep through book opens up into a bouquet of brilliance that will entrance as you follow them from flower to flower. It s a love poem to this BEEautiful and much needed little striped powerhouse.
ISBN 9781848692886 HB Little Tiger Press £10.99
5/5 Stars








IN FOCUS CREATED BY LIBBY WALDEN
CHILDRENS 5+
Ten illustrators show us a cross section of ten different subjects including oceans, animals, space, transport and landmarks. First read about their structure outside then open out the page to discover what lies beneath. Explore in depth a visual feast as well as many fascinating facts. Did you know scientists still discover over 15000 new animals, plant and insects every year and only 5% of the ocean has been explored? No, me neither!
ISBN 9781848575059 HB 360 Degrees £15.99
5/5 Stars



BLAME BY SIMON MAYO

YOUNG ADULT 12+

From the best selling author of Itch explodes this gripping dystopian thriller. Ant and her brother are serving time for their parents crime. Is it time to show they're not to blame? The only way to achieve this is for them to break out of prison. What follows is a complex high tension adventure raising questions about society, the role of politics and media and taking responsibility which is certainly pertinent for the times we now live in.
ISBN 9780552569071 PB Corgi £7.99

4/5 Stars 


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