Stone Underpants – review and giveaway

Stone Underpants

Monkey has been learning all about the Stone Age at school this half term so when we were offered the chance to read Stone Underpants, I knew we had to say yes. Published through Maverick Arts Publishing last month this is the latest picture book from Rebecca Lisle. We meet… Continue reading »

Rickety Rocket – a book review

Rickety Rocket

Monkey has been a fan on Alice Hemmings for a while, having discovered a few of her picture books, so we were eager to read Rickety Rocket together.  This Junior Fiction paperback book will be published through Maverick Arts Publishing in October 2016. We get to meet Spacey Stacey who… Continue reading »

Grandma Bendy and the Great Snake Escape

Grandma Bendy and the Great Snake Escape

You all know that I have a 6 year old who loves books.  He just isn’t keen on reading them for himself.  I want him to enjoy a mixture of different types of books from picture books through to factual reads.  Maverick Arts Publishing are launching a new range of… Continue reading »

George and the New Craze

George and the New Craze

Monkey loves Giraffes so it’s no wonder that he’s a big fan of Alice Hemming and her series of books about George the Giraffe.  In her latest offering, George and the New Craze we are back at the Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park with the giraffe and his friends. George and the… Continue reading »

Not Enough for Queen Fluff

Not Enough for Queen Fluff

Recently we read a book that reminded me a little of Marie Antoinette and her total disregard for the squalor her subjects lived in, whilst she enjoyed the finer things in life. Monkey had received Not Enough for Queen Fluff, the latest release from Maverick Arts Publishing. So what could the… Continue reading »

Ever So series makeover

Ever So series makeover

You may remember that we’ve previously reviewed Miss Dorothy-Jane was ever so Vain and Daniel O’Dowd was ever so Loud, for Maverick Books.  Well this Spring brings the Ever So series makeover.  The four existing books in the series have been re-titled and have lovely new book covers.  We can also enjoy the latest installment… Continue reading »

Maverick Early Readers range has been extended

Maverick Early Readers range has been extended

We’re still battling on trying to get Monkey to read home books as well as school books here.  He’s taking part in a March into Reading challenge at school and is still insistent that he will only read school books.  I live in hope that one day he will pick… Continue reading »

Hedgehugs Hopping Hot

Hedgehugs Hopping Hot

Oh Mummy, it’s a new Hedgehugs book!  This was Monkey’s response when we received the new Hedgehugs Hopping Hot hot off the press a few weeks back. Published 2 weeks ago by Maverick Arts Publishing, this is the third installment of the Hedgehugs picture book series written by Lucy Tapper and… Continue reading »

Strictly No Crocs

Strictly No Crocs

Monkey’s been fascinated by crocodiles since our trip to Crocodile World, we got to see them being fed, so he’s seen them up close with their sharp teeth and snappy jaws. Strictly No Crocs is written by Heather Pindar and is a new picture book which was published through Maverick Arts Publishing… Continue reading »

Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

Monkey’s ears pricked up as soon as I read out the title of the latest release from Maverick Arts Publishing.  Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip is the first childrens picture book written by Lou Treleaven, and it’s published on Thursday 28th January.  It’s been a great hit here – Oojamaflip is a… Continue reading »