Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet by Adam Hargreaves (Pavilion Children's Books)

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Hmm. We got in a bit of a grump about this one, as it took us ages to actually work out the unintelligible scrawl on the courier's note as to where the heck he'd deposited the book parcel (Lovely PR Folks, I cannot stress this enough, PLEASE DO NOT COURIER ITEMS TO US - OR AT LEAST IF YOU'RE GOING TO, ASK FOR AN ALTERNATE ADDRESS!)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex (Chronicle Children's Books)

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How odd, we've had two books arrive on our review pile with very similar subjects so let's try biting off more than we can chew with Adam Rex's "Nothing Rhymes with Orange"...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Intergalactic Travel Bureau Vacation Guide to the Solar System by Olivia Koski, Jana Grcevich and Steve Thomas (Square Peg Publishing)

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It's definitely been an interesting year for boundary-pushing fusions between fiction and non fiction. This particular one is very interesting indeed! Let's take a tour of the Solar System, Package Holiday stylee!
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British Museum: Around the World Colouring Book by Thomas Flintham (Nosy Crow)

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Being driven scatty by your children already bored out of their wits by the long summer holidays? Wondering how to keep up the good work they've been building up at school? How about killing two birds with one stone in "Around the World: The Colouring Book" from Thomas Flintham
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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Histronauts: An Egyptian / Roman Adventure by Francis Durkin and Grace Cooke (B Small Publishing)

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Now and again we're lucky enough to be contacted by publishers who are just dipping their toes in the stormy waters of children's publishing, but obviously have a library of books that are just utterly stunning and original. Let's take a look at two upcoming titles from B Small Publishing...
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Karina Garcia's DIY Slime (Studio Press)

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There are many, many things I don't understand about my daughter...
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Friday, August 18, 2017

ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 18th August 2017 - "The Murderer's Ape" by Jakob Wegelius (Pushkin Press)

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Our Chapter Book of the Week this week is a dark mystery with tons of originality, suspense and drama. Let's meet "The Murderer's Ape" by Jakob Wegelius...
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ReadItDaddy's Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 18th August 2017 - "Corpse Talk: Ground Breaking Scientists" by Adam and Lisa Murphy (David Fickling Books)

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Our Picture Book of the Week is a sneaky early copy of something that once again quite literally digs into history to uncover brilliant mouldering minds in the coolest way possible...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Whoah! What happened in July? A huge huge thank you to all you lovely clickers (A ReadItTorial)

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This week's ReadItTorial is a huge and humble THANK YOU to you, our readers, for making July one of the most astonishing months in our entire blog history.

I usually don't get too hung up on our blog stats month by month but from time to time I have a quick look in the control panel to see how many unique hits we've garnered during a given month.

A couple of things surprised me...

1) July was incredible, I mean really incredible. Normally our unique hits hover around the 15-20k mark (and we do really only measure unique visitors to the blog, or at least whatever Google counts as unique clicks or sessions)

In July our hits topped out at 31,109 which is a new record for the blog for a single month's stats. WOOOH Go you!!

2) We're fast approaching ¾ of a million clicks. Again, this is something I never ever expected to happen to this blog, so again kudos to you wonderful readers for making this the most successful web thing I've ever been a part of.

Obviously these stats are pretty small potatoes when it comes to comparing against 'the big guns' out there in parenting / kidlit but it still made us feel very proud and very happy. We hope you like what we do, and will continue to come back for more.

So yep, a gigantic super-massive THANK YOU once again. You all ROCK!
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Crocodali by Lucy Volpin (Templar Publishing)

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Want to help the world's most amazing crocodilian artist perfect another masterpiece? It's time to tilt, turn and shake with "Crocodali" by Lucy Volpin.
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