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Friday, 3 March 2017

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW MARCH 4-5TH

This week my pick of childrens books for The South Wales Evening Post include a beetle mad villain, a shy koala, an exploration of sea life and an Indian Jones style adventure.

My column can be found in the Weekend supplement of The South Wales Evening Post on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!



BOOK OF THE WEEK

BEETLE QUEEN BY M.G LEONARD
CHILDREN 9+

The highly anticipated sequel to the best selling Beetle Boy doesn't disappoint.
Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her yellow ladybird spies. Will Darkus and his friends be able to stop her thirst for power? I love Lucretia, who is a wickedly delicious villain to rival Cruella De Ville. Her evil machinations are aided and abetted by a wonderfully vibrant cast that will enthral fans and find new ones.

ISBN 9781910002773 PB Chicken House £6.99




THE KOALA WHO COULD BY RACHEL BRIGHT AND JIM FIELD

PICTURE BOOK 3+
A charming rhyming tale about a little koala who does not like change. The koala likes to feel safe, so he stays in his tree even though its boring and he can see his friends having fun on the ground. There is nothing so frightening as fear ; face it to deal with it . This inspiring tale is about learning to let go so to discover new things. Good for bedtime, classrooms and cautious children!
ISBN 9781408331644 PB Orchard Books £6.99





SECRETS OF THE SEA BY ELEANOR TAYLOR
CHILDRENS 8+
Take a journey of wonder through the hidden world of the sea. From rock pools and the shallows to coral gardens and the mysteries of the deep. Discover the astonishing diversity of life beneath the waves in this fragile ecosystem. From single cell organisms, Sea Sparkle and tiny crustaceans, Daphnia to Giant Tube Worms and Queen Parrotfish. The glorious illustrations have a luminous, mystical feel that will transport you to the oceans hidden depths.
ISBN 9781783704347 HB Big Picture Press £14.99


JAKE ATLAS AND THE TOMB OF THE EMERALD SNAKE BY ROB LLOYD JONES
CHILDREN 9+
Jake and his twin sister Pan are in big trouble. When their parents disappear in Cairo can they find them before they are turned into mummies by an evil cult? Teaming up with shady high tech treasure hunters first Jake and Pan must find a lost tomb. This is Indiana Jones meets Mission Impossible with a touch of The Goonies thrown in for good measure. Action packed great fun.
ISBN 9781406361445 PB Walker Books £6.99