I Don’t Have Enough by Pat Thomas and Claire Keay

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I don’t have enough

This sensitively written picture book explains what poverty is and looks at the reasons behind why some people have less than others.  The books is meant to be read with children with the aim of opening up discussions about important issues in a simple and reassuring way.

Written by psychotherapist and counsellor Pat Thomas, this superb series promotes interaction between children, parents and teachers on personal, social, health and emotional issues.  

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Forgotten Bastards Of The Eastern Front by Serhii Plokhy

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In October 1943, with the outcome of the Second World War hanging in the balance, the Allies needed a new plan.  The Americans’ audacious suggestion to the Soviets was to open a second air front, with the US Air Force establishing bases in Soviet-controlled territory.  Despite Stalin’s obvious reservations about the presence of foreign troops in Russia, he was persuaded, and in early 1944 Operation Baseball and then Frantic were initiated as B-17 Flying Fortresses were flown from bases in Italy to the Poltava region in today’s Ukraine.

Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy tells the gripping, little-known story of this encounter between American and Soviet soldiers and how their collaboration quickly fell apart, anticipating the transition from the Grand Alliance to the Cold War.  Soviet secret policemen watched over the Americans, shadowing their every move.  A catastrophic air raid by the Germans revealed the limitations of Soviet air defences.  As their initial enthusiasm turned into disappointment, the American soldiers started calling themselves the Forgotten Bastards of Ukraine.  Ultimately, no common purpose could overcome their cultural and political differences.

Drawing on newly opened KGB and FBI records, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front offers a riveting bottom-up history of one of the Second World War’s most unlikely alliances.

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Sustainable Planet: How Respecting The Earth Is Protecting Our Future by Anna Claybourne

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Sustainable Planet

Planet Earth is facing BIG challenges.  As the population steadily grows, we’re creating more and more waste, using up natural resources, polluting our seas and skies and even changing our climate.  To save our precious home, we all need to learn to live more sustainably.

SUSTAINABLE PLANET looks at what sustainability is, why it is so important and how we can all help to create a better, more sustainable world for the future.  It explores some effective and achievable ways of improving sustainability, both with global actions, such as investing in renewable energy and protecting biodiversity, and individual ones, such as avoiding fast fashion, eating less meat and even planting trees.

SUSTAINABLE PLANET was released in the United Kingdom on 14th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Buzz! Inside The Minds Of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, And Adrenaline Junkies by Kenneth Carter

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Most of us crave new experiences and sensations.  Whether it’s our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us.  But what about those who can’t seem to get enough?  They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and will anything (even poisonous pufferfish) … Prompting others to ask “what’s wrong” with them.  These are sensation-seekers and they crave intense experiences, despite physical or social risk.  They don’t have a death wish, but seemingly a need for an adrenaline rush, no matter what.

Buzz! describes the world of the high sensation-seeking personality in a way that we can all understand.  It explores the lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind adrenaline junkies and daredevils.  This tendency, or compulsion, has a role in our culture.  But where is the line between healthy and unhealthy thrill-seeking?  THe minds of these adventurers are explained page by page.  

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

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Ten Minutes To Bed Little Fairy by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton

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Poppy the fairy has very small wings, but that won’t stop her flying!

When a lost gnome needs her help, can Poppy fly to the rescue and still get to sleep on time?

This bestselling series is the perfect way to help little ones settle down for bedtime.

TEN MINUTES TO BED LITTLE FAIRY was released in the United Kingdom on 12th May 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Mr Men And Little Miss: The Royal Party by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves

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Mr Men Little Miss

The Royal Party

Little Miss Helpful is organising a very special party.  A street party with Little Miss Princess as the guest of honour, no less!

But Little Miss Helpful isn’t as good at organising things as her name would suggest and so it isn’t long before things start to go wrong, especially once Little Miss Naughty gets involved!

MR MEN & LITTLE MISS – THE ROYAL PARTY was released in the United Kingdom on 28th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin

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Welcome to a world of sky ships, flying cities and powerful paper sprites …

When servant girl Kurara’s trick of making paper come to life turns out to be a power treasured across the empire, she escapes her old life to become a Crafter on board a skyship.  There she learns to hunt wild paper spirits called shikigami – and a whole new world begins to unfold. 

REBEL SKIES was released in the United Kingdom on 5th May 2022.  Thanks to Walker Books for the review copy of this book.

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Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity To Logical Reasoning by Timothy Williamson

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For those who are new to philosophy the methodology for philosophical thinking may seem almost mystical.

And yet the processes are more familiar than we may initially fear.

Drawing on examples throughout the history of philosophy’s successes and failures, Timothy Williamson demonstrates how philosophy begins with common-sense curiosity, and develops through our capacity to dispute rationally with each other.

As he shows, philosophy can clarify our thoughts.  This depends on the development of philosophical theories, which can be tested by imaginative thought experiments, and compared against each other by standards like those in science.  Overturning the widely held dogma of the special nature of philosophy, Williamson unravels its methods, uncovers both their power and their limitations, and assesses the future of philosophy.

From thought experiments to deduction to theories, this little book will make you rethink what philosophy is.

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

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Big Sister: Ruby And The New Baby by Fiona Munro

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Ruby is used to being the centre of attention, until a baby brother comes along!

At first, she can’t wait to make friends with the new arrival – but Raj isn’t old enough to play yet.  And Ruby isn’t sure she likes having to share her mum and dad with a little brother.  Then, the incident with the bear happens …

This book is perfect for little ones who are about to get a new sibling.  

BIG SISTER – RUBY AND THE NEW BABY 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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Bad Actors by Mick Herron

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In MI5 a scandal is brewing and there are bad actors everywhere.

A key member of a Downing Street think tank has disappeared without trace.  Claude Wheelan, one-time First Desk of MI5’s Regent’s Park, is tasked with tracking her down.  But the trail leads straight back to Regent’s Park HQ itself, with its chief, Diana Taverner, as prime suspect.  Meanwhile her Russian counterpart has unexpectedly shown up in London but has slipped under MI5’s radar.

Over at Slough House, the home for demoted and embittered spies, the slow horses are doing what they do best: adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation.

In a world where lying, cheating and back-stabbing are the norm, bad actors are bending the rules for their own gain.  If the slow horses want to change the script, they’ll need to get their own act together before the final curtain.  

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The Worst Day Ever! by James Bishop

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Chloe’s having a bad day.  

First she stubbed her toe.  Now she’s being followed by an alien.  It can only get better, right? WRONG.

Mylan’s travelling the universe, looking for someone having a bad day, to help them.

But after Mylan makes a TINY mistake, suddenly earth is about to be ‘recycled’.  Chloe and Dylan must save the planet!

Throw in a swanky spaceship, a grumpy queen of the universe and some technology that could go haywire at any moment … and you have an amazing INTERGALACTIC ADVENTURE!

THE WORST DAY EVER! 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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The Bone People by Keri Hulme

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There is no blurb on the back.  Instead there are the following quotes:

Set on the harsh South Island beaches of New Zealand, bound in Maori myth and entwined with Christian symbols, Miss Hulme’s provocative novel summons power with words, as a conjurer’s spell.  She casts her magic on three fiercely unique character, but reminds us that we, like them, are “nothing more than people”, and that, in a sense, we are all cannibals, compelled to consume the gift of love with demands for perfection.”

New York Times Book Review

This novel from a New Zealand writer radiates vitality.  Seizing on material that might seem outlandish, she transforms it into a table that’s as persuasive as it’s haunting.  In this novel, New Zealand’s people, its heritage and landscape are conjured up with uncanny poetry and perceptiveness.

Sunday Times

Clearly it was written with passion and it has inspired passions … Rich, varied and flexible, the story becomes utterly compelling.

New Society

Keri Hulme is a poet.  The power and feeling for nature and the more mystical sides of a dwindling people, the Maoris, will make it a gem providing a whole new range of experience.

Daily Telegraph

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Mr Men and Little Miss Happy Eid by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves

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The Mr Men and Little MIss are celebrating Eid!

At the end of Ramadan, there will be a wonderful celebration with music, presents and a huge feast.  The perfect opportunity for Little Miss Splendid to wear her most splendid hat and for Mr Greedy to wear his biggest napkin! 

MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS – HAPPY EID was released in the United Kingdom on 31st March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Mirabelle In Double Trouble by Harriet Muncaster

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Mirabelle is special because she is different.

Mirabelle’s mum is a witch and her dad is a fairy and she LOVES getting up to magical mischief!

Mirabelle and her family are off on holiday and Mirabelle has promised to be on her very best behaviour.  She really means it too …

The holiday is amazing – but when Mirabelle makes a new friend called Beatrix, she makes a worrying discovery – Beatrix is even more mischievous than Mirabelle!

With potions gone wrong, runaway dragons and food fights, will Mirabelle’s family believe that Mirabelle is (mostly) innocent this time, or is it just a case of double the trouble?

MIRABELLE IN DOUBLE TROUBLE 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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Rainbow Magic: Frenchie The Bulldog Fairy by Daisy Meadows

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Rainbow magic

Jack Frost has kidnapped Frenchmen the Bulldog Fairy’s magical bulldog!  Without her pup and his magical collar, Frenchie can’t help puppy owners to look after their dogs.  Rachel and Kirsty must rescue Frenchie’s bulldog – and fast!

RAINBOW MAGIC: FRENCHIE THE BULLDOG FAIRY 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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Ambrose Follows His Nose by Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers

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Follow the adventures of the extraordinary Ambrose in this newly discovered story from the renowned author of The Sheep-Pig, Dick King-Smith, completed by his great-granddaughter Josie Rogers.

I’ve NEVER seen anything like it … Fancy following a trail like THAT!

Ambrose may seem like an ordinary rabbit but he has the most extraordinary sense of smell!  He can detect any aroma from sweets to kittens – and even niffy foxes!

He lives with his family in a hutch and is visited every day by Biddy, who is desperate to take him home to be her pet – if only her mum and dad would let her.

Biddy trains Ambrose to become a tracker rabbit – which comes in very handy when Ambrose’s little sister Roll goes missing.  But when Biddy’s family find themselves in real danger, can Ambrose’s sensitive nose save the day?

AMBROSE FOLLOWS HIS NOSE 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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Do One Thing: The Breakthrough You Need For The Progress You Want by Dr Geraint Evans

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Do One Thing is for you if you want to make changes in your life but don’t know where to start.  With practical tools to tackle the issues in your life that are stopping you from achieving your goals, you’ll find out how to start making the change you want from today.

Covering nine distinct topics and with over 60 practical ideas to try, discover how to:

– acknowledge and remove the blocks in your life

– understand what needs to change and how to make it happen

– ask for help and find ways to give back to others

– use your new perspective to sustain momentum in the future.

If you only do one thing … read this book.

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Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need by Bruce Hood

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How ownership came to control us – and what we can do about it.

You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears.  There’s also a reason why children in Asia are more likely to share than their Western counterparts and why the poor spend more of their income on luxury goods than the rich.  Or why your mother is more likely to leave her money to you than your father.  What connects these things?

The answer is our need for ownership.  Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why this uniquely human preoccupation governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational and destructive.  What motives us to buy more than we need?  Is it innate, or cultural?  How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote?  And what can we do about it?

Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet – and how we can stop buying into it. 

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

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Ballet Bunnies – Trixie Is Missing by Swapna Reddy and Bimmy Talib

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One girl, four bunnies, and a wonderful dancing adventure.

It’s the day before the big show, and Millie and her friends, the Ballet Bunnies, have a busy day planned.

Everything is going smoothly until Millie checks her bag and finds that something very important and fluffy is missing!  It’s time for Millie to retrace her footsteps …

BALLET BUNNIES: TRIXIE IS MISSING 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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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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