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Saturday, 3 September 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST BOOK COLUMN SEPT 3TH-4TH

It's back to school!! My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a magical book of numbers, words to learn especially for school, a worm making an unusual friend on an adventure and a homeless boy fighting to survive through cage fighting.  All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE WORLD-FAMOUS BOOK OF MAGICAL NUMBERS BY SARAH GOODREAU
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A beautiful numerical book full of ingenious lift the flap pop-up or pull down pages teaching the basic numbers from one to ten for early learners. Marvel at the flying doves, uncover the white rabbits and be amazed at the marvellously moustached circus master's magic tricks. Ingenious paper engineering combined with beautiful Victorian style illustrations that liven up learning with its brilliant interactivity will be sure to enchant even the most reluctant little pupils.
ISBN 9781783704644 HB Big Picture Press £12.99
5/5 Stars



MY FIRST WORD BOOK ABOUT SCHOOL BY HOLLY BATHIE
BOARD BOOK 2+
Starting at a new school is always so nerve racking and this makes the perfect introduction to what a child will see and experience on their first days. With over 300 familiar words such as 'desk' and 'friends' arranged in themes from the playground to the classroom this is sure to give confidence and ease any fears about the unknown. A new addition to a series covering subjects such as food, farms and transport vehicles.

ISBN: 9781474919067 HB Usborne £8.99
5/5 Stars


THEY DIDN'T TEACH THIS IN WORM SCHOOL! BY SIMONE LIA
CHILDRENS 7+
Marcus is a worm who loves digging holes but his life hangs in the balance when he meets Laurence, a chicken who thinks he's a flamingo! Will he survive or be slurped up like a bit of spaghetti? Great for a first reader sprinkled with funny illustrations and lots of laughs. Full of adventure including riding a giraffe, finding unlikely friendships and never giving up on yours dreams this tale really shows if you don't succeed try try again and there's always more than one solution to a problem. A book about communication and celebrating our differences rather than being frightened of them.
ISBN9781406346503 HB Walker Books £8.99
5/5 Stars






CAGED BY THERESA BRESLIN
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Homeless Kal joins other troubled teenagers in an underground sanctuary beneath London whilst learning to cage fight for money to go towards their new lives and new beginnings. Taking place over one week this pacy and thrilling adventure unveils arch rivalry, hidden dangers and betrayal by those closest to them. This has shadows of a darker Oliver Twist and Fagin which will hold you in its grip until the knock-out blow. Punching above its weight.
ISBN 9780552565226 PB Penguin £7.99
5/5 Stars