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Sunday, 7 August 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW AUG 6TH-7TH

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include the adventures of a young witch, a bear losing his precious honey, a young boy catapulted into outer space and difficulties of first love and new families.   All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE APPRENTICE WITCH BY JAMES NICOL
CHILDRENS 8+
An exciting debut novel following the adventures of fifteen year old Arianwyn, an apprentice witch who has failed her witch assessment. Sent to a supposedly quiet town Arianwyn starts to find her true powers and make new friends. From overcoming her arch rival to fighting terrifying monsters and demons this enchanting tale tackles self esteem issues and overcoming adversity. A spell binding start to an magical new series perfect for the holidays.
ISBN 9781910655153 PB Chicken House £6.99
5/5 Stars



HUGLESS DOUGLAS AND THE GREAT CAKE BAKE BY DAVID MELLING
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Family favourite Douglas is back but he's lost his honey! Finding his sheep friends using it to bake cake he decides to help them out. Will they leave any for him? Adorable illustration and hilarious characterful sheep with wickedly naughty expressions. Clever and entertaining with a little nod to healthy eating. Its always good to taste new food, who knew carrots can be tasty! However nothing beats honey for a bear! Now out in paperback.
ISBN: 9781444919899 Hodder Children's PB £6.99



THE INVINCIBLE TONY SPEARS BY NEAL LAYTON
CHILDRENS 7+
When Tony moves house he finds his kitchen is actually a spaceship! With the difficulties of fitting into a new school mid term travelling through outer space is much more appealing! But when his two worlds collide can his alien friends help him? This richly illustrated and entertaining story will appeal to early readers, adventure lovers and those inspired by the astronaut Tim Peake as Tony tries to save the universe and survive school.
ISBN 9781444919523 PB Hodder Childrens £ 7.99




LOVE & OTHER MAN-MADE DISASTERS BY NICOLA DOHERTY
YOUNG ADULT 12+
A fun contemporary romance about falling in love and facing your fears. Juno is forced to go on a skiing holiday with her mother and new family. Its pretty much a nightmare until she meets Boy. He's everything she hates, thrill seeking and a little rude. Or is he? A coming of age tale about the difficulties with step families, feeling like an outsider, this is a great holiday read with lots of laugh out loud moments.
ISBN 978151010037 PB Orion Childrens Books £6.99





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