Maverick Books

  • Blog Tour: Slug Love by Cath Jones & Craig Shuttlewood
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    Blog Tour: Slug Love by Cath Jones & Craig Shuttlewood

    We are delighted to join author Cath Jones and illustrator Craig Shuttlewood on their Slug Love blogtour. I love gardening and luckily don’t seem to have too many problems with slugs. But I’ve started viewing them in a new light since I read Slug’s story!


  • Celebrating Story Snug’s 9th Birthday
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    Celebrating Story Snug’s 9th Birthday

    I can’t believe that we’re celebrating Story Snug’s 9th Birthday! I haven’t blogged as much as I did before the pandemic but Story Snug is still a big part of my life. Over the last year we’ve read lots of wonderful books, old and new, including a wide range of picture books, fiction and non…


  • Bauble, Me and the Family Tree by Jenny Moore & Kirsten Eagan

    Bauble, Me and the Family Tree by Jenny Moore & Kirsten Eagan

    Bauble, Me and the Family Tree is the story of Noel and his attempts to find out the truth about his family, particularly on his paternal side, as he researches his family tree for a school project. It is a heartwarming story of love, loss, misunderstandings and relationships and shows that families come in many…


  • Happy Earth Day!
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    Happy Earth Day!

    Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. Earth Day’s mission is ‘To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.’ Our current situation has led to less cars on the road, less travel overall and better air quality but how can we sustain this situation…


  • Middle Grade fiction published in March 2020

    Middle Grade fiction published in March 2020

    Many authors and illustrators have had to cancel book launches and no longer have the opportunity to promote their books in real life. We invited authors and illustrators to share news of their middle grade fiction published in March 2020 so that we could share them with you. 


  • Froggy Day by Heather Pindar & Barbara Bakos

    Froggy Day by Heather Pindar & Barbara Bakos

    Everybody is talking about the weather at the moment but are you having a Froggy Day? A Froggy Day causes chaos all over town as a multitude of frogs descend from the sky and immerse themselves in everyday routines and familiar situations! This humorous picture book is lively and full of action, it’s a fun…


  • Maverick Non Fiction Early Readers
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    Maverick Non Fiction Early Readers

    These Maverick Non Fiction Early Readers are perfect for children who may prefer reading non fiction. We join our alien tour guides, Finn and Zeek, as they take us through the books which are full of easy to read, bite sized facts and amazing colour photos.


  • The Chicken Knitters by Cath Jones & Sean Longcroft

    The Chicken Knitters by Cath Jones & Sean Longcroft

    The Chicken Knitters is an Early Reader which tells the story of how knitting fan Lilly rescues Farmer Claw’s neglected chickens. With five short chapters and an amusing, original storyline that highlights the plight of battery hens, it’s a great book to help a more independent beginner reader gain reading skills and experience.


  • The Spacesuit by Alison Donald & Ariel Landy
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    The Spacesuit by Alison Donald & Ariel Landy

    The Spacesuit takes a fascinating look at the team who designed the very first spacesuit. We’ve watched videos of the moon landing and seen pictures but we’ve never thought about how spacesuits are made or who designed them. We found it really interesting learning about Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Foraker and her team of seamstresses who played…


  • The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos

    The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos

    Can Heather Pindar & Barbara Bakos’ ‘The MOOsic Makers’ raise enough money to buy a new roof for Joni’s barn?