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Princess BMX

Princess BMX by Marie Basting

A hugely entertaining story about the “most radical princess since Leia”: it’s impossible not to love – and laugh out loud at – Princess ...
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The Pirate who lost his name by Lou Treleaven and Genie Espinosa

The Pirate Who Lost His Name by Lou Treleaven and Genie Espinosa

An original take on a pirate story. This book’s wacky humour that will appeal to children of picture book age. This is the story ...
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Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

A stupendous, laugh-out-loud, yet moving middle-grade adventure. Can I give this 6 out of 5? Liam Digby is an ordinary 12-year-old. Ordinary in every ...
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Don't Eat Pete! by Sue Walker and Carlo Beranek

Don’t Eat Pete! by Sue Walker and Carlo Beranek

A fantastical story about a troll with a very big appetite and a very frustrated pug. This is worth reading to purely to find ...
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How to be an Astronaut and other space jobs

How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs by Dr Shelia Kanani and Sol Linero

Everything you ever wanted to know about working in space and a lot more besides, including facts that range from those you’d expect to ...
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The Moosic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos

The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos

An appealing picture book that incorporates a series of clear messages. This is most suitable for children at the top end of the picture ...
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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge

A cleverly constructed story about three kids lost in the woods where time shifts at a different speed with strange and scary consequences. When ...
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I, Pod by Rebecca Lisle and Richard Watson

I, Pod by Rebecca Lisle and Richard Watson

An exciting picture book adventure set in a prehistoric world, I can fully understand why the first two books in this series both won ...
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Latest Author Interviews

Marie Basting

Marie Basting

 
When Marie Basting was fifteen, she was told by a careers advisor that girls like her don’t become writers. For a long ...
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Julie Pike

Julie Pike

Julie grew up on a council estate, nestled between the forests and foothills of the Welsh Valleys. She is passionate about adventure stories, ...
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Helen Lipscombe

Helen Lipscombe

Helen grew up in South Wales and has been writing since she was little. Often when she should have been practicing the viola, ...
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Ali Pye

Ali Pye

Ali Pye is an illustrator and author based in London. Ali studied at Central St Martins and Kingston University. She has illustrated around ...
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