Master List Of Books Read In 2022

  1. The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan.
  2. Rag And Bone by Lisa Woollett.
  3. Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall.
  4. Be An Eco Hero! At Home by Florence Urquhart and Lisa Koesterke.
  5. Saturday Night Live And Philosophy edited by Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman.
  6. Dark And Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain.
  7. Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.
  8. 25 Myths About Bullying And Cyberbullying by Elizabeth K. Englander.
  9. Tiger Warrior: Rise Of The Lion Beast by M. Chan.
  10. Queer Up: An Uplifting Guide To LGBTQ+ Love, Life And Mental Health by Alexis Caught.
  11. Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy.
  12. If I Ran The Country by Rich Knight.
  13. The Blue Death by Joan Brady.
  14. Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide To Sex And Relationships by The School of Sexuality Education
  15. Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi.
  16. Stand Out: 5 Key Skills to Advance Your Career by Debra Stevens.
  17. Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
  18. Hello Dubai by Joe Bennett.
  19. Anansi And The Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi.
  20. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson.
  21. The Return Of The Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev.
  22. That Time Of The Month: A Girl’s Guide To Starting Your Period by Rosie Kessous and Arianna Vettraino.
  23. The Outfit: The Absolutely True Story Of The Time Joseph Stalin Robbed A Bank by David Tallerman.
  24. Gretel The Wonder Mammoth by Kim Hillyard.
  25. Isadora Moon Gets The Magic Pox by Harriet Muncaster.
  26. Kitty And The Woodland Wildcat by Paula Harrison and Jenny Løvlie.
  27. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson.
  28. Big Words For Little People: Our World by Helen Mortimer and Cristina Trapanese.
  29. Marv And The Mega Robot by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles.
  30. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
  31. Marv And The Dino Attack by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles.
  32. Ballet Bunnies – Trixie Is Missing by Swapna Reddy and Bimmy Talib.
  33. Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need by Bruce Hood.
  34. Do One Thing: The Breakthrough You Need For The Progress You Want by Dr Geraint Evans.
  35. Ambrose Follows His Nose by Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers.
  36. Rainbow Magic: Frenchie The Bulldog Fairy by Daisy Meadows.
  37. Mirabelle In Double Trouble by Harriet Muncaster.
  38. Mr Men and Little Miss Happy Eid by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
  39. The Bone People by Keri Hulme.
  40. The Worst Day Ever! by James Bishop.
  41. Bad Actors by Mick Herron.
  42. Big Sister: Ruby And The New Baby by Fiona Munro.
  43. Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity To Logical Reasoning by Timothy Williamson.
  44. Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin.
  45. Mr Men And Little Miss: The Royal Party by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
  46. Ten Minutes To Bed Little Fairy by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton.
  47. Buzz! Inside The Minds Of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, And Adrenaline Junkies by Kenneth Carter.
  48. Sustainable Planet: How Respecting The Earth Is Protecting Our Future by Anna Claybourne.
  49. Forgotten Bastards Of The Eastern Front by Serhii Plokhy.
  50. I Don’t Have Enough by Pat Thomas and Claire Keay.
  51. Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
  52. Civil Rights Stories – Racial Equality by Anita Ganeri and Toby Newsome.
  53. Artifictional Intelligence: Against Humanity’s Surrender To Computers by Harry Collins.
  54. Tame Your Emotions – Feeling Angry by Susie Williams.
  55. My Friends by Sarah Ridley and Ryan Wheatcroft.
  56. You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green.
  57. Shy And Mighty: Your Shyness Is A Superpower by Nadia Finer.
  58. Rise Above by John Jupp.
  59. Did Vikings Have Horns On Their Helmets? by Tim Cooke.
  60. Why Did Ancient Greeks Ride Elephants Into Battle? by Tim Cooke.
  61. The Great Wall Through Time: A 2,700 Journey Along The World’s Greatest Wall illustrated by Du Fei.
  62. Auntie Poldi And The Fruits Of The Lord by Mario Giordano.
  63. JoJo & Gran Gran Go To The Hairdresser by Pat-A-Cake Books.
  64. Pandemic Planet – How Diseases Impact Our World by Anna Claybourne.
  65. Lego Star Wars: Awesome Vehicles.
  66. The Knave Of Secrets by Alex Livingston.
  67. Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta.
  68. Marie Curie by Nell Walker.
  69. ABC Pride by Dr Elly Barnes and Louie Stowell.
  70. Me And My World: Life Online by Sarah Ridley, Anne Rooney and Ryan Wheatcroft.
  71. Pick A Story: A Pirate + Alien + Jungle Adventure by Sarah Coyle and Adam Walker-Parker.
  72. Mr Men Little Miss – Go To School by Roger Hargreaves.
  73. Mr Men Little Miss – Be Kind by Roger Hargreaves.
  74. Mr Men Little Miss – All Different by Roger Hargreaves.
  75. Lost In The City by Alice Courtley.
  76. Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor.
  77. The Uncounted by Alex Cobham.
  78. Space Blasters: Suzie Saves The Universe by Katie & Kevin Tsang.
  79. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu.
  80. Be Climate Clever by Amy and Ella Meek.
  81. Find Out About Worries by Mandy Archer.
  82. Mr Men Little Miss – Try Again by Roger Hargreaves.
  83. Enemies And Neighbours: Arabs And Jews In Palestine And Israel, 1917 – 2017 by Ian Black.
  84. The Carnival Of Ash by Tom Beckerlegge.
  85. Lost Kingdom: A History Of Russian Nationalism From Ivan The Great To Vladimir Putin by Serhii Plokhy.
  86. A Hero Born by Jin Yong.
  87. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo.
  88. Mr Men Little Miss – Worries by Roger Hargreaves.
  89. This Book Is Not Rubbish by Isabel Thomas.
  90. My Perfect Cabin by Emmanuelle Mardesson & Sarah Loulendo.
  91. Our Tower by Joseph Coelho and Richard Johnson.
  92. Anti-Racism by Arike Oke.
  93. Dealing With Divorce by Tim Collins.
  94. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin.
  95. The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman.
  96. What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past And The Journey Home by Mark Mazower.
  97. Artists: Inspiring Stories Of Their Lives And Works by Susie Hodge.
  98. Legacies: Black British Pioneers by Lania Narjee.

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Legacies: Black British Pioneers by Lania Narjee

The Blurb On The Back:

Discover amazing people who made their mark on the world!

From scientists to sports stars, artists to activists, read all about Black British people who set records, broke new ground, and lifted others up.  Find out what it means to create a legacy with these inspiring stories of incredible people and their hugely informative achievements.

LEGACIES – BLACK BRITISH PIONEERS was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Artists: Inspiring Stories Of Their Lives And Works by Susie Hodge

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Meet the creative minds behind famous works of art.

Who inspired Henri Matisse?  Why did Rembrandt die poor?  How did Frida Kahlo discover that she liked painting?  Find out in this enthralling book, which tells the colourful stories of more than 50 brilliant artists, from ancient times to the present day.

Their work has enriched the lives of many – and might just change how you see the world.  

ARTISTS: INSPIRING STORIES OF THEIR LIVES AND WORKS was released in the United Kingdom on 7th July 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past And The Journey Home by Mark Mazower

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This is the remarkable story of a family, and the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation and their descendants.  Mark Mazower uncovers the history of his ancestors, who fate drove into the siege of Stalingrad, the Vilna ghetto, occupied Paris, and even into the ranks of the Wehrmacht.  His British father was the lucky one, the son of Russian Jewish emigrants who settled in London after escaping the civil war and revolution.  Max, the grandfather, had started out as a socialist and manned the barricades against tsarist troops, but never spoke of it.  His wife, Frouma, came from a family ravaged by the Great Terror yet somehow making its way in Soviet society.  

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The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

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Four unlikely friends.

A murder with no body.

And trouble knocking at their door … 

It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal.

Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club is concerned.  A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.

Then, a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit.  Her mission?  Kill … or be killed.

As the cold case turns red hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun) while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new.  But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again? 

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

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We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort because WE are the bad sort …

The year is 1831.  Down the murk alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets.

Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible …

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Dealing With Divorce by Tim Collins

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You might want to read this book because your parents are splitting up.  Or maybe you know someone whose parents are separating and you want to help them.

This book contains practical, straightforward information and advice to help you to understand why families break-up and what you can do to get through this stressful time.

THE KIDS’ GUIDE: DEALING WITH DIVORCE was released in the United Kingdom on 22nd September 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Anti-Racism by Arike Oke

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Maybe you are being bullied and you think it could be racial bullying.  Perhaps you know someone who is being treated badly because of racism and you want to help them.

Being anti-racist means being active against racism.  This books gives some tips about how to be anti-racist in a positive and safe way.

THE KIDS’ GUIDE: ANTI-RACISM was released in the United Kingdom on 22nd September 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Our Tower by Joseph Coelho and Richard Johnson

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And then we’ll all see

The beauty of Our Tower

And together we’ll all remember

Our own deep hidden power.

Three friends feel the call of the wild whipping past their high windows.  They creep out of their block, in search of adventure, only to find that the magic of the ancient forest is not so different from the magic right at home, in their Tower.  

OUR TOWER was released in the United Kingdom on 2nd August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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My Perfect Cabin by Emmanuelle Mardesson & Sarah Loulendo

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Lucile is on a search for her perfect cabin so she sets off on an exciting trip around the world, looking for ideas.  Travelling from the forests of Sweden to the comfort of snowy Siberia and the enchanting caves in Turkey, will Lucile find her dream home?

A stunning book that shows how people live around the world, while presenting the beauty of our planet.

MY PERFECT CABIN was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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This Book Is Not Rubbish by Isabel Thomas

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Our planet is in peril and it needs your help!

But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can get involved and make a difference!

From ditching straws and banning glitter to appointing yourself chief of recycling or hosting a plastic-free birthday party, helping to save the planet is not as difficult as you think.

So take control of your future!  Become an eco-warrior not an eco-worrier and help to save the world from rubbish!

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – Worries by Roger Hargreaves

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Discover more about you with the Mr Men and Little Miss

A new series to encourage children to understand more about their own emotions and how to manage them with the help of the Mr Men and Little Miss.

A book about feeling anxious.

MR MEN LITTLE MISS – WORRIES was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo

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Introducing:

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power

White men lead our ineffective government with almost guaranteed re-election.

They lead our corrupt and violent criminal justice system with little risk of facing justice themselves.

And they run our increasingly polarised and misinforming media, winning awards for perpetrating the idea that things run best when white men are in charge.

This is not a stroke of white male luck; this is how our white male supremacist systems have been designed to work.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong

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China: 1200AD.

The peaceful Song Empire has been invaded by the warlike Jurchen tribes from the north.  Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppes, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a chieftain whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan.

Our hero, Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song warrior, grows up with Genghis Khan’s army.  He is humble, loyal, perhaps not altogether wise, and is fated from birth to one day confront an opponent who is the opposite of him in every way: privileged, cunning and flawlessly trained in the martial arts.

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Lost Kingdom: A History Of Russian Nationalism From Ivan The Great To Vladimir Putin by Serhii Plokhy

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An astonishing wide-ranging history of Russian nationalism from a pre-eminent scholar of Eastern Europe.

In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine.  While the world watched in outrage, this violation of national sovereignty was in fact only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation.  In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the merging of imperialism and nationalism in Russia today by delving into its history.  Spanning over two thousand years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin have exploited existing forms of identity, warfare and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy.  A strikingly ambitious book, Lost Kingdom chronicles the long and belligerent history of Russia’s empire and nation-building quest.

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The Carnival Of Ash by Tom Beckerlegge

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Cadenza is the City of Words.  Run by poets, its skyline is dominated by the towers of its libraries, its heart beats to the stamping thrum of the Printing Quarter.

Young wordsmith Carlo Mazzoni arrives intent on making his name, but as the bells ring out mourning the death of the city’s poet-leader he finds himself embroiled in the city’s turmoil.  A war threatens not only to destroy Cadenza, but remove it from, history altogether.

Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for the review copy of this book.

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Enemies And Neighbours: Arabs And Jews In Palestine And Israel, 1917 – 2017 by Ian Black

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On the centenary of Britain’s Balfour Declaration – promising a Jewish ‘national home’ in Palestine – comes a major new history of the Palestinians and Israelis.

In Enemies and Neighbours, Ian Black has written a gripping and timely account of the most polarising conflict of our age: the unresolved and unequal struggle between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land.  Beginning in the final years of Ottoman rule, he sheds fresh light on critical developments from the Arab rebellion of the 1930s and the watersheds of the 1948 and 1967 wars up to the present day.  Drawing on a wide range of sources, from oral testimonies to Black’s own decades of reporting, Enemies and Neighbours illuminates a bitter conflict that shows no sign of ending – which is why it is essential that we understand it.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – Try Again by Roger Hargreaves

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Discover more about you with the Mr Men and Little Miss

A new series to encourage children to understand more about their own emotions and how to manage them with the help of the Mr Men and Little Miss.

A book about resilience.

MR MEN LITTLE MISS – TRY AGAIN was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Find Out About Worries by Mandy Archer

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Worries

Everybody worries sometimes, but it’s important to talk about how you are feeling.

FIND OUT ABOUT: WORRIES was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Be Climate Clever by Amy and Ella Meek

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Everything you need to know about climate change!

Join teenage activists Amy and Ella Meek on their mission to save the planet in this inspiring book, perfect for budding eco-warriors.

Be Climate Clever teaches young activists about the need to tackle global warning and cut carbon emissions.  It shows kids what they can do to help and how to find their voice.

Along the way, Amy and Ella will share stories about their incredible journey from starting the charity Kids Against Plastic to winning the Pride of Britain Green Champion award.

BE CLIMATE CLEVER was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

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1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China’s Cultural Revolution.  This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.

Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides.  Wang’s investigation will lead him to a mysterious virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.

This is the Three-body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists’ death, the key to a conspiracy that spans light years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces. 

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Space Blasters: Suzie Saves The Universe by Katie & Kevin Tsang

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Suzie Wen LOVES inventing things – but after one of her inventions goes wrong, Suzie finds herself sucked into her favourite TV show – SPACE BLASTERS!

Now on board AN ACTUAL SPACESHIP with her new friends, Suzie is exploring strange planets and meeting plenty of aliens.

But when moons start disappearing, it’s up to Suzie and the Space Blasters to …

SAVE THE UNIVERSE!

SPACE BLASTERS: SUZIE SAVES THE UNIVERSE was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Uncounted by Alex Cobham

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What we count matters – and, in a world where policies and decisions are underpinned by numbers, statistics, and data, if you’re not counted, you don’t count.

Alex Cobham argues that systematic gaps in economic and demographic data lead us not only to understate a wide range of damaging inequalities, but also to actively exacerbate them.  He shows how, in statistics ranging from electoral registers to household surveys and census data, people from disadvantaged groups, such as indigenous populations, women and people living with disabilities, are consistently underrepresented.  This further marginalises them, reducing everything from their political power to their weight in public spending decisions.  Meanwhile, corporations and the ultra rich seek ever greater complexity and opacity in their financial affairs – and when their wealth goes unallied, it means they can avoid regulation and taxation.

This brilliantly researched book shows how what we do and don’t count is not a neutral or ‘technical’ question: the numbers that rule our world are skewed by raw politics.  Cobham forensically lays bare how these issues strike at the heart of our democracy, entrenching inequality and injustice – and outlines what we can do about it.  

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Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor

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Koré knew that meddling in politics could end badly, particularly when trying to sabotage his aristocratic father’s campaign before it destroys the city he has come to love.  When a chance encounter with a dying god imbues him with magic-breathing powers, it gets worse: he suddenly becomes a commodity – and a political player.

But the corruption in his city runs deeper than just one man, and an ally’s betrayal unleashes an army of the dead on his home street.  Koré must trust the world with his deepest secret to stand beside the woman and man he’s finally let himself love, as only the bright truth of dragon’s fire can break the iron fist of a necromancer’s hold.

SILK FIRE by Alex Livingston was released in the United States on 5th July 2022 and in the United Kingdom on 7th July 2022.  Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for the review copy of this book.

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Lost In The City by Alice Courtley

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Maya and Gran are off on an adventure to the big city … but what about their kitten Sammy?

When Maya finds Sammy stowed away in her bag, she must be brave and look after him.

A fast-paced search-and-find chase through the city, proving no one is too small for adventure!

LOST IN THE CITY was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022. Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – All Different by Roger Hargreaves

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Discover more about You with the Mr Men and the Little Miss.

A new series to encourage children to understand more about their own emotions and how to manage them with the help of the Mr Men and Little Miss.

MR MEN LITTLE MISS ALL DIFFERENT was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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