Marv And The Dino Attack by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles

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”The super-suit is powered by two things: kindness and imagination.  Luckily you, Marvin, have tons of both!”

Marvin is on a school trip to the dinosaur museum when supervillain Rex makes the dinosaur skeletons come alive.  He wants one for a sidekick and he wants it NOW!

When Marvin puts on his superhero suit he becomes MARV – unstoppable, invincible and totally marvellous.  Chased through the museum by a rampaging T-Rex and then surrounded by velociraptors, Marv must use the power of his suit to save the day.

Marv and Pixel are about to show Rex that you can’t make someone be your sidekick – you need to earn their respect and friendship first. 

MARV AND THE DINO ATTACK was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd February 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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Levitt and Dubner’s Freakonomics is the cult hit that turns economics on its head, using surprising information about the world to understand what’s really happening under the surface of everyday life.  From how your name affects how successful you are, to why drug dealers live with their mothers (and the unexpected links between estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan), this book unravels the secret codes behind, well … everything.

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Marv And The Mega Robot by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles

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”The super-suit is powered by two things: kindness and imagination.  Luckily you, Marvin, have tons of both!”

Marvin loves reading about superheroes and now he’s about to become one for real.

Grandad is passing his superhero suit and robot sidekick, Pixel, on to Marvin.  It’s been a long time since the world needed a superhero but now, with a mega robot and a supervillain on the loose, that time has come.

To defeat his enemies and protect his friends, Marvin must learn to trust the superhero within.  Only then will Marvin become MARV – unstoppable, invincible and totally marvellous!

MARV AND THE MEGA ROBOT was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd February 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Big Words For Little People: Our World by Helen Mortimer and Cristina Trapanese

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Have you ever thought about how special our world is?

This book will help you understand our planet by giving you the everyday words to talk about taking care of the world and each other.  

BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE: OUR WORLD was released in the United Kingdom on 6th January 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

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Dead girl walking.

Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by her last investigation.  But soon a new case finds her and this time it’s all about Pip.

She has a stalker, one who keeps asking: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears?

Pip soon discovers a connection between her stalker and a local serial killer, but the police refuse to act.  As the dangerous game plays out it’s clear that if Pip doesn’t find the answers, she’s as good as dead …

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Kitty And The Woodland Wildcat by Paula Harrison and Jenny Løvlie

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A magical adventure by the light of the moon.

Kitty and her friend Ozzy are on a camping adventure – enjoying starlit skies and crackling campfires.  But time away from Hallam City’s rooftops doesn’t mean time away from superhero duties.  When Kitty hears a lonely meow from the woods, she leaps into action, finding a woodland wildcat searching for her lost kittens.

With storm clouds gathering, it’s a race against the clock.  Can Kitty use her superpowers to find the missing kittens?

KITTY AND THE WOODLAND WILDCAT was released in the United Kingdom on 10th February 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Isadora Moon Gets The Magic Pox by Harriet Muncaster

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Isadora Moon is special because she is different.

Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both.

Isadora has got a maths test on Monday, and she’s worried she’s not going to do very well.  If only she was ill she could get out of doing the test …

But giving yourself the magic pox is never a good idea and soon everything is out of control.  Can Isadora make it all better? 

ISADORA MOON GETS THE MAGIC POX was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Gretel The Wonder Mammoth by Kim Hillyard

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One Tuesday morning, a loud CRACK sounds, and Gretel, the last mammoth on earth, breaks free from the ice! As she settles into her exciting new life, Gretel starts to feel overwhelmed and a little bit lonely …

This positive picture book from the award-winning Kim Hillyard teaches young readers that perhaps the bravest act a person (or mammoth!) can do is ask for help.

GRETEL THE WONDER MAMMOTH was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Outfit: The Absolutely True Story Of The Time Joseph Stalin Robbed A Bank by David Tallerman

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In 1906, the revolutionary Joseph Djugashvili – who would later take the name Joseph Stalin – met with an old friend, a clerk at the Tiflis branch of the State Bank of the Russian Empire, for a glass of milk.  Over talk of national pride, the spirit of the new century and Djugashvili’s poetry, they agreed the beginnings of a plan.

With the aid of the Outfit, Djugashvili’s hardened crew of “expropriators”, they would pull off the biggest, bloodiest and most daring robbery in Georgia’s history, and ruthlessly change the direction of the Bolshevik revolution forever … 

THE OUTFIT by David Tallerman was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd March 2022.  Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for the review copy of this book.

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That Time Of The Month: A Girl’s Guide To Starting Your Period by Rosie Kessous and Arianna Vettraino

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There is one thing that still puzzles Samira … PERIODS!

She has heard people talking about them, but has no idea what they are.  With the help of this book and her family, she learns all about that time of the month!

This friendly and reassuring book will answer first questions about what periods are, ease any worries and provide reassurance that periods are a healthy part of growing up. 

THAT TIME OF THE MONTH: A GIRL’S GUIDE TO STARTING YOUR PERIOD was released in the United Kingdom on 10th February 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Return Of The Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev

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Russia’s relationship with its neighbours and with the West has worsened dramatically in recent years.  Under Vladimir Putin’s leadership, the country has annexed Crimea, begun a way in Eastern Ukraine, used chemical weapons on the streets of the UK and created an army of internet trolls to meddle in the US presidential elections.  How should we understand this apparent relapse into aggressive imperialism and militarism?

In this book, Sergei Medvedev argues that this new wave of Russian nationalism is the result of mentalities that have long been embedded within the Russian psyche.  Whereas in the West, the turbulent social changes of the 1960s and a rising awareness of the legacy of colonialism have modernised attitudes, Russia has been stymied by an enduring sense of superiority over its neighbours alongside a painful nostalgia for empire.  It is this infantilised and irrational world view that Putin and others have exploited, as seen most clearly in Russia’s recent foreign policy decisions, including the annexation of Crimea.

This sharp and insightful book, full of irony and humour, shows how the archaic forces of imperial revanchist have been brought back to life, shaking Russian society and threatening the outside world.  It will be of great interest to anyone trying to understand the forces shaping Russian politics and society today.

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